Man undergoes surgery after pit bull attack
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PITTSTOWN, N.Y. -- A man underwent surgery after being attacked and bitten by a pit bull over 100 times Tuesday. It happened on Tory Hill Road in the Town of Pittstown.
After police arrived, the three pit bulls at the residence were secured by Pittstown Animal Control.
The victim of the attack, Jim Seror, was taken to Albany Medical Center and is currently in the ICU.
According to police, the dog owners, Cathy and Arthur Seror, are related to the victim.
Police say there have been a number of reports regarding the dogs in the past, including a report made by the victim himself.
Pittstown Dog Warden Dan Gifford has since seized the dogs from the residence.
Richard Seror, the victim's son, says the same dogs attacked his dog a few months ago, putting puncture wounds all over its body.
"It's more of a defensive behavior usually when people get bit. This is aggressive behavior. James didn't do anything to provoke these dogs in any way, but they just decided to go after him," Gifford said.
"I wanted something done four months ago, six months ago, it never happened. Here it is. Is this what it takes to have something done? That’s all I wanna know. It’s ridiculous," Richard Seror said.
The pit bulls are being held at the Creekside Kennel in the Town of Poestenkill pending a vicious dog hearing, which is scheduled for Friday.
Police say the victim does not plan on pressing charges.