Around 7:15PM last evening, I was coming down our side street with our dog Max, who was on a leash. Coming up the street, in the middle of the road, was one of our neighbors with her two dogs, a beefy, male, American Bulldog and a female boxer. Both dogs were on a leash. As neighbors, we greeted each other.
Out of the blue, the wide-body bulldog lunged for Max, pulling the owner down in the street, dragging her to get to Max, and nearly knocking me over. The bulldog then proceeded to viciously attack our dog. Anyone who lived in the area, must have heard us screaming!
I thought the bulldog would kill Max. The owner, a very strong young woman, pulled and tugged, I kicked the bulldog, praying it would not turn and attack or bite my leg off. A man who had been near by came over to see what was happening. I don’t think he wanted to try to break it up. Not that I could blame him.
It all happened so fast, I had the leash, a flashlight and a poop bag – even if I had pepper spray, which was at home, I would not have been able to use it in the dark with all the commotion. Terrified, is putting it mildly.
Thank God, we got them apart – now Max has some wounds and went to the Vet this morning. The worst of it is under his belly, where I couldn’t get a decent picture. A $350.00 bill for this attack, which was unprovoked.
We all love our dogs, but they are still animals and can turn even when you think you are in control.