It's tempting to let dogs run loose, but not everyone shares your trust of your pet
In a recent incident, a local runner has been left wounded on his hand after a dog attacked him on Sunday morning in Van Melle street, Erasmia.
The runner was on a training run when he was suddenly attacked by what he describes as a ‘vicious dog’.
“I ran to pick up a brick, and luckily a car came from the farm road and scared the dog off.”
Laudium Today has received numerous complaints from residents seeing many dogs running loose on the roads, posing a threat to both adults and kids.
“We understand that dogs need their exercise but keep them on a leash,” one resident said.
Even if your dog isn’t one of the stereotypical dangerous breeds, even if it’s a big friendly Labrador or a happy-go-lucky boxer that’s just curious, it still poses a threat when it’s loose.
It still has the ability, by sheer size or active nature, to intimidate, to make people feel unsafe for themselves, their pets or their children. All a big dog has to do is knock an elderly person or child off his or her feet to cause an injury.
We know you love your dog. But as a dog owner, you have a responsibility to others to keep your pet under control at all times and not allow it to frighten, threaten or attack others who might not share your trust in your pet.
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