Irresponsible Dog Owners!
Hoboken411 reader Kate had a bad experience with a Pit Bull in Hoboken this past weekend – and shares her thoughts:
Use common sense, people!
“Today at the dog park, my dog got bitten in the eyeball by a pit bull.
Yes, there are wonderful pit bulls out there. But there are also ignorant people who think it is “cool” to own a tough dog breed. And who has to pay the price for their inability to handle such a dog? EVERYONE ELSE. I get bitten, your child gets bitten, my dog gets bitten. In they eyeball. Today.
This afternoon at Church Square Park, I opened the gate to let my dog in the run, and before he was even through, this pit bull attacked him, totally unprovoked. The owner tried to intervene but had a lot of difficulty separating them. When he finally did, he immediately put his dog’s leash on and left. I checked my dog out right away only to find that his left eye was inflamed, bleeding, and swelling up. I was able to approach the owner before he got away (he was walking along the fence) and told him that my dog was injured and that I wanted his contact information. He wanted to see the injury (understandably), and then he promptly insinuated that my dog had this eye injury BEFORE I entered the dog park. He was trying to exonerate himself from responsibility. I told him no, and I told him I wanted his contact info. He actually wanted an explanation as to why he should give me his contact info.
Come on people. Why do ME and my NICE dog have to pay the price, because YOU felt like getting a dog you couldn’t control? Should WE have to suffer because you felt like bringing it to a public park and let it off the leash???
USE COMMON SENSE. If you have a dog of any breed with aggression issues, DON’T TAKE IT TO A PUBLIC DOG PARK. GET PROFESSIONAL TRAINING. USE COMMON SENSE. Because the next time my dog gets hurt (so help me God), I WILL call the police, and what happens next to your vicious dog will be out of my hands.”