While out for our daily walk on the evening of July 24, my elderly schnauzer, Winston, was savagely attacked by two dogs at the corner of Avebury and Haultain avenues, a residential part of Fernwood.
The attackers’ intention was to kill. I had to physically beat them off. Wounds from this unprovoked surprise assault required medical attention for both myself and Winston. Fortunately he is recovering. I would like to thank the many caring neighbours who immediately came out of their homes and offered assistance. The concern and kindness expressed during this traumatic event is deeply appreciated.
I do wonder about the type of person who would keep a dog such as a pit bull or Rottweiler as a “pet,” when there are so many breeds available that make appropriate companions.
The ownership of a dangerous animal would seem an attempt to compensate for a personal lack of confidence. Ontario has banned certain breeds as a menace to public safety, especially to small children. Should we not do the same?