Dog park bite – what to do?
Arm doesn’t need amputation
Bumped into the victim yesterday – and took a picture of his wounded arm. He said it’s feeling a bit better, but it’s still “puffy and sore.” It’d be nice to get some kind of apology from the one responsible (and I don’t mean “woof.”)
Read the entire debacle after the jump…
Boxer bites man; owner flees responsibility
Earlier this afternoon, there was an incident at the Elysian Park Dog Run, where a man simply bending down to pick up a ball to toss, was bitten in the arm by a beefy Boxer.
The bite was serious, and the man was bleeding quite badly. Shortly after this happened, the woman took her large brown male Boxer and ran out of the park. Bewildered, the injured guy was calling after her to say he was bleeding, and whether the dog was current on his shots, etc. – but just ignored it and kept walking.
The woman was described as and attractive brunette in her 30’s, who happened to be in possession of a pink blackberry phone.
Onlookers were stunned as the man eventually received 4 staples in his arm, and is out several hundred dollars in medical bills. Other witnesses said they may have seen this woman previously with not one, but two boxers.
Douchebag or rookie jitters?
To run away from the dog park without “handling the situation” is what I would call a “douchebag of the week” maneuver!
However, to give the woman 10% benefit of the doubt – it’s also quite possible that the traumatic incident caused some kind of panic – resulting in her running. Maybe she was worried about getting in trouble, or having her dog put down, or cannot afford the medical bills, who knows. With people unable to handle interpersonal events like conversations these days (you know, they’re used to their iPhones and Blackberries and text messages – talking? Who does that?) – it is quite possible she’ll realize what happened and try and get in contact with the injured pet owner. She’s free to email me and I’ll put her in touch if she doesn’t want to show her face. The noble thing to do is to take responsibility for your dog!
But be on the lookout for this crazy biting Boxer nonetheless!!