Resident Files Complaint After Pit Bulls Killed Second Cat In A Year

By Andrew Wroblewski


Bronx, left, and Bindi, right, were two cats owned by East Northport resident, Judith Edlin. In two separate incidents over the last year, Suffolk County police confirmed, Bronx and then Bindi were killed by the same pair of dogs owned by Edlin’s Wilson Street neighbor.

Residents of an East Northport neighborhood will meet in court May 21 after a pair of pit bulls killed not one, but two of one of the neighbor’s cats.

Judith Edlin said she was awakened by her ringing phone just before 6 a.m. on May 15.

“[Helen Dara] on Polk Avenue called and said that the dogs were just at her fence trying to get at her own dog. She was screaming, ‘Judith, they’re loose again.’”

Edlin said she ran outside of her Wilson Street home and saw her cat, Bindi, dead, ripped from her front porch and torn apart by a pair of pit bulls she said are owned by her neighbor, George Schlott.

Suffolk County police confirmed the incident and also confirmed that in July 2014 a similar incident claimed the life of Edlin’s other cat, Bronx. Both times, “Dog At Large summonses” were filed.

The 59-year-old Edlin filed a civil complaint in Third District Court in Huntington Station, as did Dara. The complaints are to be heard before a judge at Third District Court on May 21 at 9 a.m.

Schlott returned a phone call on Wednesday, but opted to withhold his comments.


Check our May 21 edition of The Record for more details.