Gratitude after dog attack horror
ON a Sunday afternoon last month, I was talking to a man with a rhodesian ridgeback dog on the beach beside the Safety Bay boat ramp when a large black dog came rushing up behind me and snatched my microteacup poodle, who was standing beside me.
The large dog pinned my tiny dog beneath its chest and kept biting her while she screamed in pain. The owners initially did nothing. I struck the big black dog across the back twice with my walking stick as I feared it was killing my tiny poodle.
The dog kept pinning and biting her.
The brave gentleman with the rhodesian ridgeback took a great risk and reached down to pull my tiny dog free.
I phoned the ranger and gave him a description of the aggressive dog, but he could not find the couple.
My dog was shocked and badly bruised by the unprovoked attack and suffered a febrile convulsion due to the shock.
She is now trembling in fear if I try to take her for a walk on the beach, and is terrified of other dogs.
This is not the first dog attack my tiny poodles have suffered from irresponsible owners with large dogs.
I am forever grateful to the brave man who, at great risk to his own safety, grabbed Ebony out of the large dog's mouth.