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    A Queens lawyer claims the city has gone to the dogs when it comes to housing impounded pooch­es in deplorable conditions — and denying them of “good wholesome air” in violation of state law, according to a new lawsuit. Self-proclaimed “dog lawyer” Richard Bruce Rosen­thal says in the Brooklyn federal-court complaint that Staten Island pit...

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    Attorneys for a Staten Island pit bull named Caesar failed to get the 7-year-old pooch off death row for fatally mauling a chihuahua in May, according to a new ruling. In a recent decision, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe sided with the city in its decision to euthanize Caesar because he is dangerous and...

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    A police officer shot and killed an aggressive dog when it bit the cop’s partner in Jamaica, Queens, sources said. The two cops were responding to a call at a home on 129th Avenue near 155th Street a little after midnight Sunday. But when the door to the location opened, a pit bull came charging at them and...

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    This puppy has some incredibly big paws to fill. Eight-month-old Kobe, son of the internet famous, 174-pound American pit bull terrier named Hulk, is in training to become the next big star in the world of elite protection dogs. “[Kobe] is the star of the future,” predicted pooch-owner Marlon Grennan, who runs Dark Dynasty K9s,...

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    Not all heroes have capes — or even opposable thumbs. Four valiant animals were chosen by the ASPCA for the annual Humane Awards, including a stereotype-busting police pit bull, a cat who snaps his owner out of seizures, a support dog who brings comfort after national tragedies and a horse who helps calm at-risk youth...

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    A Staten Island pit bull who fatally mauled a Chihuahua in May has dodged doggy death row. Caesar’s owners sued to stop the pooch from being euthanized after he killed Charlie the Chihuahua. In an agreement hammered out Wednesday with the city, Caesar will be allowed to live as long as he undergoes training to...

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    A Brooklyn man called an off-duty Muslim cop an “ISIS bitch” before trying to sic his pit bull on her and her son over the weekend, prosecutors said Monday. Christopher Nelson, 36, allegedly shoved NYPD officer Aml Elsokary, who was wearing a hijab and with her 16-year-old kid, in Bay Ridge at about 5:50 p.m....

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    A smiling rescue pit bull from New York City puts the vicious stereotype of the breed to shame. When Jon Bozak first spotted Brinks on the street and scooped him up in his car several years ago, he noticed Brinks’ uncanny ability to smile like a human. “I really didn’t want to get a second...

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    Two cops shot and killed a charging pit bull during an arrest Friday morning in the Bronx, police said. The plainclothes detectives encountered two caged pit bulls as they were investigating inside an apartment on East 162nd Street in Longwood about 1:15 a.m., cops said. As the officers were placing a man from inside the...

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    There’s a bounty out on the fiends who beat and hanged an innocent ­8-month-old puppy from a tree in Bellport, LI. The reward was up to $12,000 Saturday and is expected to grow as word spreads of the dastardly deed. The tortured carcass of the female pit bull mix was found Monday in a wooded...

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    An NYPD cop gunned down a pit bull in a Bronx apartment building as the dog’s owner tried to convince the officer that the pooch was harmless, the grieving owner told The Post Thursday. Spike, 4, was shot dead by the cop responding to a domestic ­dispute in another apartment on Feb. 13, Yvonne Rosado...

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    A cop fatally shot a pit bull Friday night after the dog bit his partner in the stomach in the hallway of a Manhattan housing project, police said. The two cops were responding to a report of a domestic assault on the 10th floor of a building in the Lillian Wald Houses on Avenue D...

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    An elderly man watched in horror Tuesday as his beloved long-haired Chihuahua was attacked and killed by a pit bull on Staten Island. “He was one in a million,’’ Eugene Charles, 77, said sadly of his 5-year-old pooch, Charlie, after the 8:30 a.m. incident in New Dorp. Charles was walking Charlie when the other dog...

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    A Detroit dog is on death row — all because his adorable smile went viral. Musician Dan Tillery adopted 2-year-old Diggy last week and snapped a photo announcing the adoption. It was shared on Facebook by Detroit Dog Rescue; it soon went viral, and was picked up by People and “Good Morning America.” But when...

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    Cops trying to bust a man in Brooklyn Tuesday fatally shot a pit bull that the suspect had unleashed on the officers, sources said. The cops were executing an arrest warrant in East New York when the canine charged at them and one officer shot it twice at 5:20 p.m. A neighbor of the suspect...

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    A five-year-old boy was in critical but stable condition Saturday after being mauled by his dad’s two pit bulls in his Brooklyn home. Jeremiah Rivera’s mom said “he’s OK.” “Just his face has to get stitches,” said Latoya White, who said she was relieved her son seemed to be doing better. Michael Pride, an uncle,...

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    The father of a 5-year-old Brooklyn boy who was mauled by a pit bull while trying to save his younger siblings wept Sunday as he recalled seeing the horrendous injuries to his son’s face. “I said, ‘You’re beautiful.You’re a champ. Daddy is real proud of you. You did a great job,’ ” Joel Rivera told The...

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  • 02/20/17--20:40: Is it time to ban pit bulls?
  • Nasty, snarling menaces — or loyal, lovable dogs? The nearly fatal mauling of­ ­5-year-old Jeremiah Rivera of Brooklyn has reignited a debate for New York City residents: whether pit bulls should be allowed as pets. Many experts contend there is no credible evidence the dogs are more dangerous than others, while some insist they were...

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    Two pit bulls that had been viciously chomping on a man for over 15 minutes in a Brooklyn home were shot and killed by police because the officers were unable to whack the dogs off with a two-by-four, witnesses and police said. Officers responded to the home on Hancock Street in Bushwick around 10:30 p.m....

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    A ferocious pit bull that has previously terrorized residents of a Rockland County town attacked a toddler as he played with other kids on an area street, leaving him mauled on the face and in need of stitches, officials said Friday. Surveillance footage of the horrific attack, posted online, shows the dog charging at the...

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