Nightmare on Bond St. GL Exclusive: Dogs at Scarano's Bunker Attack
We have posted many times about the Robert Scarano-designed building at Bond and Carroll Streets that we call the Bunker, but this scary story isn't about the building or its design or the slow progress on the structure. It is about a GL reader who wrote to say that she and her husband and their dogs were attacked by the building's guard dogs, who escaped from the premises and came after them on Bond Street. One the dogs was mauled badly enough to require surgery. Here is her story:
I'm a Carroll Gardens resident, and I'm very disturbed by the operations taking place around 342 Bond Street. Last night around 8:00 pm two very large attack dogs escaped from this lot and attacked my husband and our two dogs (one of my dogs needed surgery as a result). We contacted the police, who were familiar with the attack dogs and their owners. I am disgusted that the companies responsible for this lot have hired attack dogs in the first place, although I realize this is perfectly legal. However, I'm very upset that they do not adequately supervise the dogs, allowing them to escape and attack innocent bystanders. These companies should be held responsible for everything they bring into our community -- including the attack dogs.The little dog who was attacked is named Cappy, and was in the BARC Parade in Williamsburg dressed as Captain Brooklyn. The victim later reported that she spoke with the owner of the attack dog company:
I'm not sure who to blame for this, but I know "K9 Powerhouse Kennels" provided the attack dogs (their sign is clearly posted on the fence). A company called "Double M Demolition, Inc." also posted a sign at the construction site, so I assume they hired the attack dogs? Regardless, the members of our community have a right to know this is happening.....and a right to know that companies are endangering our safety. Fortunately my dogs' and my husband's lives were spared, but who's to say this won't happen again -- and who's to say that next time it won't be a child? Shame on these companies. Carroll Gardens is a wonderful place to live, and I want to keep it that way.
I spoke with Angelo Biondo today (he's the owner of K9 Powerhouse Kennels). He thinks that Con Edison had been at the worksite and "dug a hole" but "they didn't tell anyone"....so the worksite was left open, and that's how the attack dogs escaped. Of course, his only response was "I'm really sorry" and "You'll have to get in touch with the contractors." I talked to the ASPCA Law Enforcement Department, and they said K9 Powerhouse Kennels are responsible for the dogs.Cappy will recover from the awful and scary attack. The building, by the way, has attracted 36 complaints, although they have been for more run-of-the-mill problems like illegal work rather than savage dogs menacing passersby on the street.