Second person claims unsuspecting families are adopting aggressive dogs

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A second person is claiming that aggressive dogs at the Humane Society of Deer Park and Port Jervis are being adopted out to unsuspecting families.

News 12 first reported the allegations Wednesday when the shelter's former director blew the whistle on practices allegedly putting adoptive families at risk.

The office manager of the shelter, Kristin Pietrykowski, has now come forward to claim that two dogs up for adoption have aggressive histories that board members are trying to cover up. Both women claim that other dogs in the past had similar histories. Pietrykowski says she started to look at files and noticed there were five different complaints about a dog that was up for adoption.

The women alleged a three-year-old was seriously injured after being bit in the face by a newly adopted dog.

In an email, a shelter representative called the allegations "frivolous" and "sad."

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