The owner of a purebred Italian greyhound is on the hunt for the human companion of a canine bully that mangled her pup in Prospect Park — and she’s demanding partial reimbursement for thousands in vet bills.
Kasia Bednarska took her pup, Tali, to the dog run near the boathouse at 5 pm on Monday only to encounter a chocolate-brown pit bull who pounced on the skinnier dog and broke his left front leg.
Owner of the pit bull — whom Bednarska described as a 30-something blonde — fled, leaving Bednarska’s 10-month-old pup whimpering in agony.
“His leg was just hanging there,” she said. “I understand they’re both animals, but you should have some control over your pet.”
X-rays revealed that Tali’s leg was broken in two places. The vet said that $3,000 in surgery might be needed. The first vet visit alone cost the Prospect Lefferts Gardens resident $720.
Later, Bednarska posted fliers inside the park, as well as an ad on Craigslist recounting the dog-on-dog crime.
Bednarska said she’s considering a lawsuit if the owner is found but does not offer any money.
She might have a case. “Pets are property, and like cars, they are subject to the control and liability of their owners,” said civil attorney Morgan Smith.
Contact Kasia Bednarska at (917) 288-1164 with any information about the doggie debacle.
Reach reporter Natalie O'Neill at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling her at (718) 260-4505.