Saturday, August 30, 2008
NOTE TO ALL PEOPLE WITH DOGS....
Every dog, YES, EVERY DOG, has the potential to bite. I am so angered by people who think that since their dog has never bit anyone, that it never would. You are delusional if you feel this way! Any dog, given the right circumstances, will bite. Remember this case in 2001 when the dogs attacked Diane Whipple. The owner of those dogs said they were gentle too.
I have two lovely dogs, as pictured above. They would "never" bite either, but I ALWAYS walk them on a leash and NEVER allow them to run up to any person or any other dog.
The frustration you hear is because today, while walking my dogs (on leashes), a Rottwiler (not the one pictured here, but similar), came running out of his human's garage at us, with no leash or collar on. My dogs got very defensive, growled, had their tails up. As I pulled back on their leashes, trying to walk on, the human came out of the garage calling the dog. He didn't even apologize, but had to CARRY the dog (he wasn't even wearing a collar) back into the garage. As I walked my dogs away I said, "That's why you should always keep your dog on a leash!"
This human had the nerve to be annoyed with me and said, "We were just getting in the car and you can take your two crazy dogs and go jump in the lake!"
I have seen the female human of this same dog walking him down our street, without it's leash, on countless occasions and this is not the first time this dog has run out of it's garage at me.
So, being TOTALLY FED UP (and especially since I have a baby on the way), I finally called animal services to report it and this is the letter I have left on the human's door:
August 30, 2008
To Whom It May Concern,
As I went on my walk today (on a leash) your Rottweiler ran out of your garage (garage door was open) and charged at my dogs and me. This has happened a number of times.
I would appreciate it, if you could keep your dog on a leash “at all times.”
As the “gentleman” of the house pointed out, you were just taking him to the car, but he still changed at us. I was scared, so I can’t imagine how a child would feel.
This is the rule. See the Albuquerque Animal Control Web site.
“When does my pet need to be on a leash?
All animals in the unincorporated area of the county must remain on the property of their owner secured by a fence or chain at all times, except when they are being walked on a secure leash of not more than six feet. In other words, animals are not allowed to "run at large". This applies to all animals. This means NO loose animals on sidewalks, streets, school grounds, parks, sports fields, open space land, forest land, or hiking trails.”
So, note to all people with dogs....I will call animal services on you and I will PROSECUTE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW if your dog bites me or mine.
Please be a responsible human and use a leash and collar! Please!
My rant is now over....
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