Each morning my husband and I take our little white dogs, Buddy and Holly for their walk. As I lost a beautiful little dog a few years ago to two stray Staffies, we pick our dogs up and carry them until all is clear when we see dogs loose in the street.
I am appealing to all dog owners to keep their dogs securely locked in their yards. Last Wednesday we were walking along Russell Street when one large white dog and one large tan dog suddenly bounded through the trees and attacked our little dogs. My husband managed to pick up Holly, but I could not catch Buddy before the tan one had a secure hold on his rear and started dragging him away. John, with Holly in his arms, got the tan dog to let go of Buddy.
Poor Buddy was yelping in pain and shaking like a leaf. We left the vet armed with antibiotics for the puncture wound in one hip and a very sore second hip which became quite swollen.
Please people choose dogs suitable to your conditions and exercise them adequately on a lead. We will continue to walk our dogs, but will always be anxious for them.