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by Mircha Panduru, Professorville,
on Jul 28, 2006
Thursday evening, July 27 around 8:50 PM I was walking with my dog on leash when suddenly a racoon jumped on my dog to attack out of some bushes near the sidewalk at the intersection Waverley St. and Melville Ave.
Within a few minutes another adult racoon came out also attacking the dog. I screamed and kicked as hard as I could in these vicious racoons, and the dog ran away scared under such a vicious atack. It is unacceptable to be attacked by racoons on a city street. Do we need to start walking armed with sticks, mace or gunns to protect from these animals? Please somebody in charge from the City of Palo Alto or Annimal Control respond and take the right measures. The Department of Animal Control is enforcing by all means the Leash law but please take charge of "animal control" and control this overgrown population of racoons in this city.