Reader Mail: Careless dog owners
Yep. Sorry folks, another dog-related story. What can I say? It’s a doggie-filled town!
Today’s reader mail segment comes from a responsible dog owner who thinks they should be able to walk through Columbus Park without fear that some off-leash wild mutt will attack your harmless four-legged friend.
“I can’t believe this and wanted to let you know in case anyone else has had the same problem. I walked my dog last night at Columbus park and a dog off his leash came running over. A couple of seconds later he attacked Woody, my dog. I had physically restrain the other dog from causing damage to Woody. The owner came over, put the leash back on and walked off without saying a word. I eventually had to shout at him (with a few curse words) to make him stop. I asked why he didn’t say anything and to my amazement he said “sometimes it happens”. Eventually he apologized, but he did not seem to care. I don’t know what upset me more, the incident or his attitude.
Thankfully my dog was not injured, but that really isn’t the point. It’s not a dog park and dogs should be kept on leashes. I feel bad for all other dogs that behave in a safe manor in the Park. Woody is a much older, placid dog and has never attacked another dog. I would certainly like to be able to walk him in the park without this happening again. Looks like I need to find another Park.
Concerned dog owner.“
I have to say I agree with this reader.
Going into a designated dog run, and having two dogs “not get along” is one thing, but having this happend walking through a park on a leash is unacceptable.