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LABRADOR WEST — Evening walks are part of an ev­ery­day rou­tine for Jonathan La­pointe-Vil­leneuve. Re­cently that tran­quil­ity was dis­rupted due to an at­tack on him by two dogs that were on the loose. In a mo­ment, the dogs turned and ran to­wards La­pointe-Vil­leneuve. La­pointe-Vil­leneuve said he was a bit con­cerned, and shocked, but some­body had seen what hap­pened and the po­lice ap­peared. He gave them in­for­ma­tion he hoped they could use.

Then there was the next part of the or­deal.

Bit­ten by a dog, with no in­for­ma­tion on what dog it was or if it was vac­ci­nated, La­pointe-Vil­leneuve then vis­ited the hospi­tal, re­ceiv­ing seven in­jec­tions.

Then he had to en­dure a reg­i­men of med­i­ca­tion. He also had to re­turn to the hospi­tal for more in­jec­tions. La­pointe-Vil­leneuve says pet own­ers need to be more re­spon­si­ble. He hopes peo­ple who own pets will learn from this and re­spect the fact it is im­por­tant to keep their pets un­der con­trol. He says even at times, pets on walk­ing trails where they are sup­posed to be on a leash, are set free.

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