Dogs on leads
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