Gates Police: Elderly woman attacked, bitten by dog
Posted at: 09/10/2013 11:06 AM
Updated at: 09/10/2013 11:07 AM
An 88-year-old Gates woman is recovering after police say she was attacked and bitten by a pitbull/terrier mix on Friday.
Police tell News10NBC the woman was in her driveway when the dog knocked her to the ground and bit her, causing serious injury to her hands and forearms. A neighbor came to the aid of the woman and protected her from the dog. Neighbors tell police the dog got out from an open gate at a nearby home.
Investigators say the seven-month-old dog was in the process of being adopted by a Greece woman but was staying in Gates at the time. The dog’s owner, Amber Cangialosi, was issued tickets for a dangerous dog, unlicensed dog and unleashed dog. She is due in Gates Town Court tonight to answer to the charges.