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On Monday (apr. 28), Gator and I were on our afternoon walk heading home when we were charged by noted dog.

Dog had escaped open door and ran a whole block to get us (3 streets in horse shoe), bypassing two other dogs.

Gator is doing well, my old guy held his own as dog tried to roll him. Gator got the better of him...sharper, faster. I tried to grab the dog as I thought he had G by the throat, but G positioned his body putting his length between this dog and me.

The owner arrived, grabbing at dog and his friend quickly drove up (reason dog escaped house), the two tried to secure it as I tried to pull G back, the dogs spun, other dog tangled in my leash, the **** slip chain comes off the dog and he lunges to clamp down on Gators neck, but chomps down on my hand instead.

At this time, I have very little use of my left hand. 7-8 punctures - not deep, but my hand ballooned up. I have had two days of intravenous abx. and started oral. Hospital feels I will need 3-4 more visits of IV abx. Not broken, sure feels like it.

I can't work this weekend - Friday for sure, hopeful for Saturday at least as I haven't needed pain pills since last night (old script of Tylenol w/codeine)

I am so sick of others negligence costing me...
 

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No Carmen. But news like that makes me think I best take this a step further.

The "Public Health Inspector" (joke), went out today to issue quarantine of the dog on their premises (rented) - not fenced and left without rabies certification under the promise it would be faxed later when they find. Dog is from Montreal (hence *guise* in my title).

He observed the dog FROM HIS CAR and determined it healthy:mad:
 

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So sorry, have been there myself. Hope both of you heal quickly.
 

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That's awful! :( I hope your hand feels better soon - what a thing to go through, and all those abx too. Hugs, my friend.
 

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"The dog had bitten the previous owner’s baby, and Christine saw it on Facebook and she took him in, hoping to re-socialize him,” said Gibson, who said Leclair had a way with dogs, and her mother was a dog trainer. Boss was brought into the home Saturday in an attempt to rehabilitate the animal, and other neighbours said the dog was fine at first, but was at times aggressive with the two other dogs living in the small row unit, one a German Shepherd and the other a medium-sized mixed breed.

http://m.torontosun.com/2014/04/27/one-year-old-girl-attacked-by-pitbull

That's unbelievable! Why do people do these things?! Yes, people want to save and help dogs - I get that, I feel like this too - but be realistic! This is infuriating.
 

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get a lawyer - even a highprofile ambulance chaser - these guys need to take responsibility for their out and out negligence!

So tired of all the people who will defend these nutcase bred dogs to death..... :( :(

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That is absolutely aweful. I'm sorry it happened to you. Make sure to stay on top of that Rabies certificate -- if they can't produce it, you'll likely have to get a series of pretty painful shots.

(Been there myself, got attacked by a rottweiler back when my old dog was still a pup. The owner didn't stick around to provide any contact info after it happened.)
 

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GatorBytes, you know you have the law on your side here. With our DOLA on the books in ON, this dog is in serious trouble. For the dog to target Gator like that, also injuring you, is unacceptable.
 

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get a lawyer - even a highprofile ambulance chaser - these guys need to take responsibility for their out and out negligence!

So tired of all the people who will defend these nutcase bred dogs to death..... :( :(

Lee
I am miffed by a rescue who skews a breed in order to adopt it out to a province it is banned.

The owners say they have had this dog for 6 months. It is 3-5yrs. old..."troubled" as they put it...a "runner" as they put it.

They were high (just finished a joint - 10am) when I showed at their door to discuss compensation for my injuries and Gators.

I said the brace on my hand is $25, my meds are $25....the woman said, oh, we can help you with that...Then I said if I cannot work this weekend I am out this ___amount of $$$
He pipes up and says...oh well I don't that kind of money!
 

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No Carmen. But news like that makes me think I best take this a step further.

The "Public Health Inspector" (joke), went out today to issue quarantine of the dog on their premises (rented) - not fenced and left without rabies certification under the promise it would be faxed later when they find. Dog is from Montreal (hence *guise* in my title).

He observed the dog FROM HIS CAR and determined it healthy:mad:
First of all, sorry this happened to you and Gator. Second, I hope you and Gator a speedy recovery. Third, heck yeh you should take every necessary step forward until they are all exhausted!

OK, I hope I read your current post wrong. But did they actually leave this dog on it's premises? If they did, big mistake. Big mistake. This dog ran three blocks to attack you. This dog should be confiscated immediately. It could have easily been a young child instead of you. If this is the case, I would be living on the phone with the authorities trying to get this dog picked up.
 

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GatorBytes, you know you have the law on your side here. With our DOLA on the books in ON, this dog is in serious trouble. For the dog to target Gator like that, also injuring you, is unacceptable.
Not dog to dog - it'll be a muzzle order. Which will not protect when the stoners greet friends and dog books it out the door
 

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Liability of owner, 2(1):
The owner of a dog is liable for damages resulting from a bite or attack by the dog on another person or domestic animal
Offences, 18(3):
If a person is convicted of an offence under this Act, the court making the conviction may, in addition to any other penalty, order the person convicted to make compensation or restitution in relation to the offence

https://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/english/elaws_statutes_90d16_e.htm

The owner will have to find that kind of money. Maybe they should have thought of that before their dog was allowed access to the front door?
 

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I am miffed by a rescue who skews a breed in order to adopt it out to a province it is banned.

The owners say they have had this dog for 6 months. It is 3-5yrs. old..."troubled" as they put it...a "runner" as they put it.

They were high (just finished a joint - 10am) when I showed at their door to discuss compensation for my injuries and Gators.

I said the brace on my hand is $25, my meds are $25....the woman said, oh, we can help you with that...Then I said if I cannot work this weekend I am out this ___amount of $$$
He pipes up and says...oh well I don't that kind of money!

Wow, just wow. You do realize what your dealing with? I wouldn't confront them any further. As has been suggested, get a good lawyer and own everything they have and will or would have had. I would also let the authorities know what they are dealing with and they better grab that dog before it disappears and reappears somewhere else.
 

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GatorBytes, you know you have the law on your side here. With our DOLA on the books in ON, this dog is in serious trouble. For the dog to target Gator like that, also injuring you, is unacceptable.
This. You have the law and yes this dog will be in trouble but if its casually goes away this dog could be put in a home and do it again.

Some rescues are skewed.

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First of all, sorry this happened to you and Gator. Second, I hope you and Gator a speedy recovery. Third, heck yeh you should take every necessary step forward until they are all exhausted!

OK, I hope I read your current post wrong. But did they actually leave this dog on it's premises? If they did, big mistake. Big mistake. This dog ran three blocks to attack you. This dog should be confiscated immediately. It could have easily been a young child instead of you. If this is the case, I would be living on the phone with the authorities trying to get this dog picked up.

Yes - Public Health left the dog with the owners (after speaking with the woman who said she would fax them the info they got from the rescue in montreal) and "observing" the dog, (brought out to the street on a chain), whilst secure in his car away from any threat...he deemed the dog healthy, not rabid and will return in 10 days.

Not 3 blocks, just one good size block (a square), about a 10 min walk around
 
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