WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) --An elderly woman is in the hospital after being viciously mauled by two pitbulls, and her son is not happy.
The 88-year-old woman was attacked in her own yard. A short time later, police shot and killed the dogs.
Lena Poidomani, 88, was dragged by the pitbulls, then attacked. Ernest Brunelli, an Alderman and family friend, is now pushing for major changes in the city of Waterbury. He wants stricter rules for pitbull owners.
Paul Poidomani is still in shock about the attack that his mother had to endure.
"She's bad. Her right arm is all torn up, her two legs, right down to the bone," said Poidomani.
While looking at a picture of his mother, he said she carried on life as if she was only in her fifties. Being attacked by the pitbulls has taken that away.
"She trims these bushes and rakes the yard, and you can't do that with a walker, and that's absolutely going to kill her. I'm sure this will be the beginning of her end," said Poidomani.
Poidomani was furious when he learned from police that the dogs' owners are no where to be found. According to police, the dogs escaped from their cage. Police had no choice, but to shoot them.
"They're worthless dogs and predators," said Poidomani.
Alderman Ernest Brunelli doesn't want to ban pitbulls completely, but he does want owners to understand the responsibilities of having pitbulls as pets. Upset over his friend being attacked, he wants to see some change.
"It's something that happened here close to me, so I'm just trying to push further legislation," said Brunelli. "Our problem is are these dogs vaccinated? Are these people insured? We have no idea. I want to stiffen the penalties, and make sure every dog is vaccinated and insured."
Brunelli will bring his proposed changes before the Aldermen sometime in April. He is hoping for a public hearing.
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