Another pit bull attack... fed up
This is the second time within a month that my dog and I have been attacked by a pit bull...(two different pits seperate times) my pup has been sick and is weak and no shape to defend himself... what can I do to protect him? I also socialized my boy his entire puppyhood, he loves other dogs and doesn't have a mean bone in his body, I'm afraid for his sake he is a sitting duck he's only 9 months old now. Frankly I'm sick and tired of pit bulls... two attacked my 20 year old kitty a few years back and this is now two in a row on Gandalf. I'm thankful to be able to say both times Gandalf has not been seriously injuried. I've tried changing my walking route, we even moved to a new neighborhood... this is now the only route I can walk Gandalf without having to drive somewhere. We were walking on the public paved trail when the pit escaped under the fence, the owner thankfully was near by... it started off staring and then crouched slowly and moved towards us... then it charged. It knocked Gandalf to the ground and he rolled belly up, just as it went for his throat the owner and I pulled it off him, its teeth snapped in mid air. I don't know how to get rid of this dog on our route... am I legally allowed to shoot it if it tried this again? I want to poison it I am so fearful...I called animal services they won't do anything unless the dog is running free, it stays in its yard unless another dog walks by... I'm so afraid of Gandalf becoming fearful of other dogs because of these attacks or worse killed...