And this is why I don't take my dogs out in public any more.
Line Creek Park is really close to me. I used to take my dogs there really early in the morning so they could run. No one was ever there. But then the area started to be built up and now there are several large subdivisions right across the street.
Just a couple of days ago a woman was walking her Scottie in the park. She stopped to let the dog get a drink out of the creek. Then she heard a woman yell "grab your dog!"
She looked up and a woman with a white pit bull was being dragged by her dog. The dog was too strong for her to hold. And the dog attacked the little dog and almost killed it. Fortunately, a man in the park came to help and they managed to get the pit bull off.
The pit bull owner said she was going to put her dog in the car and she put her dog in the car and then took off. Now the police are looking for a gold SUV and an owner with a white pit bull with a pink collar.
The little dog had 2 hours of surgery but should be ok.
This isn't the first time I have heard of attacks like this where owners were walking their dogs but were completely unable to hold them when the dogs decided to attack another dog - or a person.
I had something similar happen to me when I was walking 2 big boxers. And I had walked those dogs numerous times without a problem. They were really pretty well trained. Never pulled. Then one evening we were almost back to their townhouse and both dogs took off at the same time. They saw a cat. I was completely unable to hold them. I wasn't about to let go so I just got dragged and ended up on the ground. And when I looked up both dogs were standing over the top of me going "what are you doing down there?" When I couldn't stop them I just went down on the ground and lucky for me it was a dirt field and not cement.