2008_08_sipb.jpgHenry Piotrowski, the 90-year-old man who was mauled by a neighbor's pit bulls on Staten Island last month, died on Sunday. The Advance reports his death "means prosecutors are almost certain to pursue more serious criminal charges against the dogs' owners, and has spurred renewed calls for a ban on the breed. " Neighbors had apparently called to complain about the dogs before, and one who witnessed the attack said Piotrowski was essentially being "eaten alive." The niece of the victim, a World War II veteran who spent the past six weeks in intensive care and had his leg amputated, said, "Uncle Hank's legacy is whatever changes to the law happen because of this. I understand the police are busy. But when people call over five months saying there's a problem, something should be done."