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Finally, neighbors and the pit bulls' owner, identified by police as Gina Ciuzio, brought [Anne Cooke] to safety. Bleeding but conscious, she was transported by helicopter from a nearby school to Stony Brook University Hospital. A plastic surgeon put a loose earlobe back in place and stitched the wounds caused by the bites.
Dolce and Tank were detained by Southampton Animal Control and will appear before the Southampton Town Justice Court in the coming weeks, said Southampton Animal Shelter Supervisor Don Bambrick. If a judge determines they are dangerous, Dolce and Tank could be euthanized or ordered to spend the rest of their days in a confined pen.
Newsday photos/Daniel Goodrich - 1) Tank is at Southampton Animal Shelter after attack. 2) Dolce, who also belongs to Gina Ciuzio, is at a shelter after an attack on woman, 67, in East