Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Northern California
1. Depending on the depth of her puncture wounds - if surtures or drains are necessary, waiting til the morning to see the vet may not be ideal seeing as tho the edges of the wounds will start to heal right away, resulting in the need to create a larger wound in or do mend live tissue.
2. Personally, I would not have dropped the leash. Your girl showed you that her response was to flee, which, near a busy road... could have ended up fatal for one or both dogs.
3. There is no rule book - you do the best you can in the moment with the resources available. Carry what makes you feel comfortable and more secure, but know that it may not always work given the specifics of the encounter. I have had to break up as well as prevent dog fights. Pepper spray can get tricky.... I’d probably recommend an air horn over pepper spray. Best weapon I’ve used to date was to assume negative intent the moment I saw the other dog charge, positioned myself while holding my dog slightly behind me and issuing a flat footed full force blow to the dogs head.
4. I would not simply drop off the vet bill. I would report them to animal control and take their lead.... you will need to verify vaccinations, etc. I would still make contact tho... gauge how reasonable they are, see if the offer to pay the bill.
TILDEN: Male: Blk/Red LHGSD: DOB: 12/24/06 65lbs of Love
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Last edited by Fodder; 06-20-2019 at 12:34 AM.