A Mattituck man allowed his two pit bulls to run free, and they attacked and killed a neighbor’s dog, police said.
Jorge Torrento, 44, was charged under the dangerous dog provisions of the state’s Agricultural and Markets Law, Southold Town police said.
The attack took place at 10:37 a.m. Sunday in Mattituck, police said.
The pit bulls were captured and turned over to the North Fork Animal League Shelter, police said.
The dog’s owner told News 12 Long Island she was putting her grandson in the car when the dogs came from down the street and attacked and killed her dog, Muffin.
In the emotional interview, Karen Allar said she adopted Muffin from a shelter.
“She has been a part of me since the day I brought her home,” Allar said.