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Good Samaritan saved dog from attack

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I was walking my son’s dog, a beagle named Oscar, on 210th Street near 69th Avenue when Oscar was attacked by two pit bulls.

I was doing all I could to fight them off, but they would not stop. I must have been fighting them off for five to 10 minutes with cars passing by. I do not think I would have been able to keep it up for much longer because the pit bulls would not stop.

Finally, Pradeep Tandon pulled up his car and tried to get me to get Oscar into the car, but with the pit bulls jumping and biting him all over, I could not even get him into the car. I was able to put him on top of Tandon’s trunk, where I was able to shield Oscar from further attack.

Fortunately, the pit bulls were not attacking me or other people. Tandon called the police and the police called my wife, and we were able to get Oscar to the vet.

He had five bad wounds and required stitches and staples. He seems to be recovering OK. I just want to have Tandon’s act of compassion toward a stranger in need publicly acknowledged.

My son and I hope to thank him personally as soon as possible.

Donald Lum

Bayside

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