On this past Thursday, at about 3 p.m., my puppy (leashed) was attacked by an off-leash dog in the trails near Springwood — closer to the Coldwater road area.
My puppy and I approached the large chocolate lab and his owner (who had a bright green leash which was tossed around his neck), the dogs exchanged scents and then, before I knew it, this dog snarled and had my dog’s face in his mouth.
The owner did nothing but stand there and simply ask “is she okay?” After a good look over, I thought she was fine. They went on their way — no corrections by the owner or even an apology to us might I add — and we went on ours.
However, we got back to the car and my puppy had a swollen and slightly torn-up face. I left her there, called our vet to let them know we would be in and went back to find this man and his aggressive dog but they were long gone.
This is our regular walking spot and I have never seen them before and haven’t seen them since. My puppy is now on antibiotics and doing good. If you’re reading this you’ll know who you are and you can contact me for the vet bill.
Please leash your dogs unless you are at a specific off-leash area, that’s what they are for. There is one right down the trail. But then again, it was probably my dog’s fault, because she is a pit bull, the instigator was a lab. Pit bulls are sadly always the vicious ones, right? My eight-month-old marshmallow following at my side, always on leash, would like to argue that.
Lauren Iris Lauzer