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Unruly Dog

(11 Posts)
glammanana Tue 28-Jun-11 10:04:41

Last Friday my DH took our little Jack Russell for
his regular lunchtime walk,a neighbours dog ran
across the path and knocked DH to the wall and bit
his arm and attacked little Barney,DHs arm was
badly marked and bleeding and Barney lost a lot of
fur and very shaken up,neighbour called the
Alsation cross into the house and never asked
how my DH or Barney was,we called the POlice
and they called on the lady concerned and she said
she would call over and see us to apologise but we have not seen sight or sound of her,should I
go and knock on her door and tell her how bad
mannered she is or leave things as they are.DH
had to go for injections etc and has not been to
bright since the incident

harrigran Tue 28-Jun-11 11:18:12

Apology is not enough, if the dog attacks people the owner should be prosecuted. Why was the dog not wearing a muzzle ?

glammanana Tue 28-Jun-11 11:39:21

The dog had no lead on and was in the back her 4 x 4 they had just been
to behaviour classes? The policeman told her of my DH injuries and he
said she was upset about them,but i think this was a show for the policeman
concerned,he came back to chat to us and said that we could prosecute if we
wanted to but at the time we thought it would be a waste of tax-payers
monies going to court about it if she apologised,the longer time goes on the
more I am inclined to sue for the personal injuries to my DH,but with them
living close by I am in two minds (they are not friends of ours just neighbours)
I think I will give them until 6pm to-night then call our solicitors to-morrow

Grumpyoldwoman Tue 28-Jun-11 11:51:34

I would...that could have been a child the dog attacked with devastating consequences. I hope your hubby and JR feel better soon.
These irresponsible owners need to be taught a lesson.

harrigran Tue 28-Jun-11 12:06:29

Glammananna, if you don't get this sorted the next victim may well be a child. The dog obviously has issues as you mentioned a behaviour class. Perhaps read information on dangerous dogs act 1991.

glammanana Tue 28-Jun-11 12:39:16

Thanks girls we've decided to go down the personal injury route and
even just a letter from solicitors may make them realise how
important it is to keep your dog on a lead.JR is feeling better to-day
he is guarding the oven in case the chicken jumps out into his dish,DH
is feeling better in himself but still sore where bitten (and moaning
that he had to have injection )

twizzle Tue 28-Jun-11 13:39:09

glammanana - don't forget to take photos of the injury.

glammanana Tue 28-Jun-11 14:51:51

Thanks twizzle,my no2DS did that on Saturday when he called in to see
how his dad was doing,he was the one who insisted his dad went for
tetinus injection,as all I got as a reply was that it was ok,funny how men
listen to their offsprings before their darling wives.

twizzle Tue 28-Jun-11 14:55:41


crimson Tue 28-Jun-11 15:45:16

Do you think the dog was going to classes because something like this has happened before and the owner was afraid of the consequences? Did the policeman investigate if there had been a previous complaint about the dog? I love dogs [devastated to hear of those two police dogs that died in the back of a car] but dangerous dogs should be euthanised unless the owner is prepared to keep them muzzled at all times when otu and about.

glammanana Tue 28-Jun-11 19:03:36

Aparantley the dog came from the dog pound and had not been
socialised with other dogs,whilst I applaude the owner for taking on
a rescue dog (my Barney was rescue dog) I have to wonder why the dog was put in the pound in the first place,I to was upset about the dogs found in the back of the car,the trainer had apparantley left a dog in a
car a few years ago so he should have had more sense for it to happen
to him twice,still no sign of the neighbour to ask if DH and Barney are