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Victim of Schenectady dog attack files suit

City, landlord among those named

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A woman seriously mauled by three pit bulls in August 2011 in Hamilton Hill has now filed suit against the dogs’ owner, landlord and the city of Schenectady, alleging all three had notice of the dogs’ prior vicious behavior but took no action to prevent it. Shirleen Lucas filed suit last week in state Supreme Court in Schenectady County, seeking unspecified damages from all three. Lucas was attacked Aug. 22, 2011 as she was running ...

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November 23, 2012
10:30 p.m.

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She will never see a dime from Tirado.

November 24, 2012
7:38 a.m.

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I agree, not a dime from Tirado. I am curious if the fine has even been paid.

November 24, 2012
7:40 a.m.

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Hopefully it will make change towards the safety and quality of life issues to the people of Schenectady...Responsibility needs to be take on all counts.

November 24, 2012
8:26 a.m.

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The guy across the street from me has a no dog order and when I called the corp counsel to complain that he has a dog (pit bull, of course) - I was told to be thankful he has a fence. That is how they take care of the citizens who obey the law - by ignoring the ones who do not.

November 24, 2012
8:33 a.m.

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Over a year later and McCarthy and the Democratic rubber stamps on City Council have done nothing to limit pit bulls in the City. An out of state pit bull that bit 2 people was relocated to Mt Pleasant. Does someone have to die before we see any action? Beef up animal control not code enforcement.

November 24, 2012
9:29 a.m.

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gina99....Animal Control is a whole other pandora's box for Schenectady. They cant even decide on a reasonable agreement, much less beef up what doesnt exist. If they had, this may not have occured.

November 24, 2012
11:05 a.m.

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A happier ending for everyone would have been if Tirado surrendered herself to the Animal Control officer.

The dogs were only doing what they were taught to do. She is the animal here.