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Dog issue

On 4 Sep 2014 at 9:00am Bruce wrote:
Took my 14 year old Jack Russell for a walk yesterday. A quiet residential street. Suddenly heard loud barking behind us and a medium size dog dashed out from a garden chasing after us. Bruce is profoundly deaf and wasn't aware of anything but I glanced back and this heinous beast made an attempt to bite my ankle but then bottled it at the last mo. Then he changed his mind and went for poor old Bruce biting him savagely on the back leg. I grabbed Bruce and lifted him up and the fiend let go and scarpered. Bruce was making a high-pitched screaming noise that drew people out of their houses to see what on earth was going on and Bruce needed treatment at the vet. What does one do in these situations? The vet suggested contacting the people but I don't want to. Dog's tend to resemble their owners and all that sort of thing.
On 4 Sep 2014 at 9:58am Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
Report it to the dog warden. Next time, it could be a child that gets hurt.
On 4 Sep 2014 at 10:10am Chillie123 wrote:
Report it to the police
On 4 Sep 2014 at 10:18am Bloke wrote:
Knock on the door of the offending house and have a word with the owner
On 4 Sep 2014 at 10:46am Old Cynic wrote:
Report it to the dog warden AND the police and send the bill to the owner of the dog - get your insurance company involved too - far to many dog owners are irresponsible (they don't train, don't poo pick, off lead in silly places). As a dog owner myself these fools give ALL dog owners a bad name
On 4 Sep 2014 at 3:02pm bunting wrote:
I'd report to police, because next time it could be a child . Why on earth do people have these scary dogs??!!
On 4 Sep 2014 at 4:10pm Rover wrote:
Bunting - they often have scary dogs because it compensates for their incredibly small "manhood" ;-).
Alternately it is often because they also lack the IQ/ability/social skills needed to hold a rational discussion with anyone who disagrees with their own point of view, so they hope that owning a scary dog will serve to disuade anyone from disagreeing with them. I.e. pretty much what Bruce implies in the last sentence of his opening post.
Yep, report the incident to the Police/Dog Wardens, as it could be a small child next time, and ask for their advice on starting proceedings to reclaim the cost of any vets bills resulting for the need to patch up your Jack Russell.
On 4 Sep 2014 at 8:33pm Concerned Dog Owner wrote:
Definitely report it to the police and the Dog Warden. The Dog Warden is very helpful 471600 - make sure you can give them the correct address and they act very quickly.
Can I ask where this happened?
On 5 Sep 2014 at 2:21am Bruce wrote:
As it turned out, the police were helpful and sympathetic but uninterested. Apparently a dog-on-dog attack isn't a police matter. Had he bitten me it would have been. They suggested the dog warden and I've left him a message. And any concerned dog owners need not worry to much - it happened up at the top of Cuilfail. I had been dragging Bruce up to see the Monument to the Martys - he wasn't impressed.

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Well it looks as if I can jet off soon , none of the loud mouths with nothing behind them have anything to say, all piss and wind... more
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