Letters: Dog attack

Aggressive dogs running off leash are a safety concern

On July 19, at approximately 6:45 p.m., my friend and I were coming up Maple Avenue, when we saw a young girl walking her German shepherd on a leash, when out of nowhere this brown pit bull came flying across the road. I caught it out of the corner of my eye. By then it was too late, I hit it.  The dog took off home and I stopped and asked the girl if she saw where it went.  So, I went into the driveway and found the dog on the porch with blood coming out of its mouth. I asked the man on the porch if he owns a brown dog, and his response was ‘yes we do.’  I told him that is the dog I just hit, as it bolted out in front of me and was going to attack the girl’s dog.

If I hadn’t hit the dog, what would of happened? She is very lucky I was there at the right time and place. I would not want to witness a pit bull attacking a leashed dog that is under control.

And then the man’s wife/girlfriend came out to see if the dog was ok, and she said, ‘Oh, she must of gotten out the door.’ There was no sign of a leash or a rope of any kind to tie the dog up with.  The man said “Thank you for letting us know.’ He told us the dog was very friendly, but when I was on the porch, this dog is growling at me.  Now do you call this a friendly dog or an aggressive dog?

There are too many dogs out there that the owners say are friendly, but really aren’t and not under control.

In conclusion, do we need to witness a small child or pet being attacked from a uncontrolled dog?

Shall we think twice about a off leash doggy park where dogs run loose and do whatever they feel like and maybe attack somebody?

C.J. Maloney

Sooke

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