Dogs on leads

Whitsunday Times - - YOUR SAY -

LAST Sun­day I took our little King Charles Spaniel to “New Beach” in Air­lie for a walk.

She was on her lead.

As we reached the wa­ter’s edge, a large dog (off its lead,) pounced on her and started vi­ciously snap­ping at and at­tack­ing her.

Our dog lay on the sand trem­bling.

Un­for­tu­nately I did not see or hear the larger dog ap­proach­ing, oth­er­wise I’d have picked ours up to pro­tect her.

Even­tu­ally, the ag­gres­sive dog’s owner came down the beach to re­trieve it.

It was a ter­ri­fy­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for us and on-look­ing beach-go­ers.

It could have been worse, as there were lots of chil­dren play­ing in the shal­lows too.

Dogs with vi­o­lent ten­den­cies should be kept on their lead at all times. — Karen Collins Air­lie Beach

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