Elderly pet bitten on park walk

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A DOG owner is appealing for a man to come forward after his pet attacked hers during a walk. The woman was with her 14-year-old dog on Wool recreation ground when she said that the attack took place. “My dog was on the lead and this other one came running over.

“I said ‘no’, but the next thing I know, she’s got my dog round the neck.

“She shook him and pinned him down to the ground.”

The attacked dog suffered two puncture wounds above the ear, bruising and a bite to the inside of his mouth.

The incident, on Wednesday October 17, resulted in a hefty vet’s bill for the owner.

The woman, who does not want to be named, added: “Eventually my dog struggled free out of his collar and ran off home.”

She described the attacking dog as quite young, with dark fur and a flash of white down the front.

She added that it had pale yellow-orange eyes and could have been a Staffordshire bull terrier or Rottweiler cross-breed.

Anyone with information should contact the Purbeck dog warden on 01929 556561 or by email to envservices@purbeck-dc.gov.uk

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10:56am Mon 22 Oct 12

snowleopard says...

Here we go two stories of dog attacks on a pony and an older dog.

SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE AGAINST OWNERS.
Here we go two stories of dog attacks on a pony and an older dog. SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE AGAINST OWNERS. snowleopard
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11:07am Mon 22 Oct 12

K9 says...

Put down the dog and ban the owner and his household from keeping any pet for life. Not the dog's fault, no training by the owner, but a fine and/or vet's bills as a civil matter isn't a deterrent and not much of a punishment for the stress and injury caused.
Put down the dog and ban the owner and his household from keeping any pet for life. Not the dog's fault, no training by the owner, but a fine and/or vet's bills as a civil matter isn't a deterrent and not much of a punishment for the stress and injury caused. K9
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11:32am Mon 22 Oct 12

annotator1 says...

Give the dog to a person who treats dogs properly and ban the original owner from animals in his/her care , for life!
It is not the dogs fault. It is the fault of the owner, in every case!
Give the dog to a person who treats dogs properly and ban the original owner from animals in his/her care , for life! It is not the dogs fault. It is the fault of the owner, in every case! annotator1
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2:21pm Mon 22 Oct 12

stench says...

cant always be a case of 'it is not dogs fault, it is the owner'...

Some dogs are simply dangerous and unpredictable.

Like the myth of 'blame the parents' for a tennager gone off the rails, when in many cases the parents do all they can to lead their children on the right path.

tougher regulations for certain types of dogs, and a tighter cap on what dogs are allowed to be walked (or worse, off the lead) in a public place!
cant always be a case of 'it is not dogs fault, it is the owner'... Some dogs are simply dangerous and unpredictable. Like the myth of 'blame the parents' for a tennager gone off the rails, when in many cases the parents do all they can to lead their children on the right path. tougher regulations for certain types of dogs, and a tighter cap on what dogs are allowed to be walked (or worse, off the lead) in a public place! stench
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