|Barked: Thu Mar 3, '11 5:07am PST |
|I was taking my dog for her morning walk in the park next to my home this morning. We were almost around the path and I saw someone with a dog the size of Cujo that didn't really seemed to be able top control the dog. By this time, we were so close, coming around a turn , that I hesitated whether I should double back or continue past the dog, keeping my dog to my right and close to me.
At this point, this 120 pound dog bolts forward and pulls the leash right out of the owners hand and charges my dog. Within a second or two, he had my 50 pound dog in his jaws and was flipping it into the air. I went bezerk, and grapped the dog by the head ( which is not the thing to do, but the only option at the time) and pulled it off my dog and threw it about 5 feet away. At that point, I had dropped the leash luckily, and my dog took off howling from pain. Now this damn out of control dog goes after me, and rips a hole in my left leg. The "owner" just stood there and did nothing. That did it, I grabbed my Personal Taser from it's holster, and pressed the trigger ( don't even remember aiming it) but I hit the dog dead on. I could hear the Taser arcing, and see the dog jumping and flailing around as it now was just trying to get away. Meanwhile this jerk that owned the dog, who never once tried to help pull the dog off us as he stood there and watched, is yelling at me " Hey, why did you Taser my dog, he didn't do nothin"...!!!! Now he starts running towards me in a threatening way, and I held my Taser up and yelled, " Stop, or your next".... ( I actually had only one cartridge, so all I had now was a stun gun since there was no way to fire another cartridge).... He stopped, and turned around and took off after his dog and the two of them disappeared in the park. I called the cops, they sent an ambulance, I took my dog to the vet and $500 later at the vet, my dog is stitched up with about 30 stitches and bottles of antibiotics.
Now I go to the ER, and more antibiotics for me with three big gashes in my leg. Had I not had the Taser, I think that dog would have done me in, because it was going for my head and neck area, as I lay on the ground and pulled the trigger on the Taser.
Needless to say, I am going to be looking for this dog and it's owner until I find him. He ran out of the park, so I think he lives around me somewhere. I told the cops, it is lucky that I didn't have a child with me, because the dog probably would have killed a kid.
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