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Dog Attack

Original post made by Robert Simoni, Crescent Park, on May 23, 2012

While walking my 15 lb. Bichon, Lulu, she was attacked and badly bitten by a 25-35 lb, short blond haired dog being walked by two women. The incident occurred on Sunday 5/13 on Edgewood Dr. In my panic, I neglected to get the owner's name and hope she will come forward.

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Posted by Ronnie
a resident of Midtown
on May 23, 2012 at 10:53 am

Sorry to hear that - is your dog OK? Did the treatment cost a lot of money?
Was the other dog on or off leash?


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Posted by leashes
a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on May 23, 2012 at 11:19 am

Yes, were the dogs leashed? Too many dog owners are ignoring this basic safety law, which protects the dogs and also our children.


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on May 23, 2012 at 11:38 am

Robert, I'm very sorry. It's not uncommon during this type of thing to not get the person's info. Is your dog okay? Do you know if animal control has been informed? You'd think that these women would've come forward already...especially if it wasn't there fault, but even if it was.


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Posted by Nora Charles
a resident of Stanford
on May 24, 2012 at 12:49 am

How traumatic for you both--I hope your Lulu will be okay.


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Posted by Anon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on May 24, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Every time I walk by a dog, but mostly out by the Bay or in parks I have to worry that there is a slight chance the owner is an idiot and does not know or care to train or have the strength or coordination to control their dog or dogs. There are a lot of people out there that do not have the good judgement to evalulate their dog's threat to other people. Blindly people say my dog would is gentle as a lamb and would not hurt a flea - famous last words.

Because of this I think dogs should be banned from most parks and especially parks like the Baylands where there cannot be adequate response or supervision of people and thier dogs.


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