Bergenfield Mom: Unleashed Pit Bulls Killed Special Needs Son's Support Cat

A Bergenfield mom is suing the owner of two pits bulls who she claimed killed her special-needs son’s support cat in front of their eyes.

Georgian Court, Bergenfield

Georgian Court, Bergenfield

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Martha Cardona and her son “helplessly watched” the dogs attack the leashed feline during a walk around the Georgian Court garden apartment complex in June 2018, a lawsuit filed in Superior Court in Hackensack alleges.

Both were “consumed by the terrorizing fright and horror” of the cat being ripped to pieces until it died, says the suit, a copy of which was obtained by

The dogs then knocked Cardona down, but she fought them off, it says.

Cardona's suit cites the owner, Marianne Patino, who lives in an adjoining complex near the Teaneck Armory and whose dogs, it alleges, “prowled and roamed…unleashed and unsupervised” with “vicious and dangerous" intent, the news report says.

She’s also suing the complex owner, Tower Management, which she said ignored the dangers that the dogs posed to tenants at both complexes, it says

Cardona reportedly is seeking unspecified compensation for medical treatment and mental anguish.

Neither Pattino nor Tower Management could immediately be reached for comment late Wednesday afternoon.

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