Thursday, January 21, 2010

Attacked by a German Shepherd

A German Shepherd dog rushed out from a house and attacked me when the owner who just came back left the gate open. I fell off my bike and have to ward off the attack by swinging my bare hands at the dog. The owner did not even come out to help me and this lasted for about 1 minutes. I managed to escape with bruises and cuts on my knee. There are abrasions on my chest when I knocked on my bike handle. I sprained my elbow and my knee as well. When it sensed that I was not an easy victim, the dog ran back in to the house. Then, when I was about to push my bike away it came out again. This time I was ready to face the vicious dog but it went back in when it saw my angry face! The owner quickly closed the gate and go inside the house. Did not even appologise! Damm bloody nitwit! What type of mentality is this? An attack dog can permanently maim a person or damage the victim internal organs. If you are such a negligent person, don’t ever think of owing a dog! I cannot imagine what will happen if the victim just now is not me but some kids from my neighborhood. Don’t ever be overconfident that your dog would never attack someone. If they do attack someone due to your negligence, you could be sued or jailed. I love dogs and I had 5 dogs when I was a kid. I always make sure that they don’t leave the house and put them on leash whenever there were visitors in my house. Now, my whole body ache and I hope that there are no other undetected injuries or else Peteformation would become Doggoneformation tomorrow! Anyway, I leave the case to the police for now.

32 comments:

Christine said...

Pete that's so terrible, glad you're ok. Wonder if you should report the owner to the police...so at least there is a record.

Kikey Loo said...

Pete, sorry to hear that. i hope you will feel better soon.

Cleffairy said...

Eiii... Pete... I was also attacked by a dog before... when I was a kid, at the Pantai Bersih there. You know... it's common for kids to ride bicyle in the evening last time. Dono which asshole never put on leash on his Rottweiler... the damn dog chased me til I fell down from my bicycle and wanna bite me! Luckily that time I was with a group of friends. They helped me chased away the damn dog! Else, i oso goner liao lerr!

Did you get any injection for rabies or something?

suituapui said...

That's why I don't like dogs. My missus was bitten by our neighbour's doberman once...and they did not even bother to come out to help or do anything at all. Such irresponsible people should not keep dogs!!! Were you bitten? Must go for rabies shots...

manglish said...

OMG....hope u recover soon ya....they shud have tied the dog

Mei Teng said...

There's a similar one in my parent's neighbourhood. The owner denied that the dog is violent and has a tendency to attack. I was told to report to the local council. They will be able to take action against the owner.

I believe dogs like these have to be put down. Otherwise they endanger people.

wenn said...

oh dear, did it bite u? Better get a jab. Hv a good rest!

mNhL said...

Gosh! Pete, this is HORRIBLE. That's the reason I don't LIKE dogs. They attack for no reasons sometimes. (sorry dog lover out there). Hope you are ok. If got bitten must get a jab.

Cleffairy said...

There's a reason why I love cats. LOL...cats are not as crazy as dogs! :(

foongpc said...

That's such a nightmare! So you reported to the police? I hope the owner get punished for this!

Sometimes I pity the postmen who are always at risk for being attacked by dogs!

Hope your injuries are not too severe!

LOL to Doggoneformation! : )

smallkucing said...

Cilaka owner!

I think you should report to MBPJ also and enclose your police report.

How can the owner be so #$%&(&* . After his dog attacked you he didnt even check and see your condition nor offer to send you to clinic.

should sue the pant off his S!

Anonymous said...

dogs are lovely animals, just the owner. next time u see dogs coming to you, just shout at them/it, firm and fierce in your voice. they will go away.

luckily u got hurt due to fall not the dog bites.

tuti said...

hope your chest won't hurt too much. bike handle very painful. x-ray if needed.
hope the police can handle case fairly. that owner is such a coward. at least make sure you're alright, mah.

[SK] said...

that is terrible, you can sue the dog owner because he didn't ensure safety of neighbours by letting the dog attack you!!

anyway, hope you wound will recover soon!! take good care.. :)

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

So sorry to hear about the attack. We've had Alsatians before (keep a labrador now ) and they have always been'fine' with outsiders. We've never sent them for guard dog training as we kept them as homely companions. The onus is always on the owners to be responsible.

CheaHS@n said...

This dog owner is just plain @#$%^& can't even tame his own dog and worst still so irresponsible as though nothing ever happened. If this is the case the dog will go wild again and some unlucky person would be the next victim. Hope you are OK bro and please do not take things lightly go for check up if not feeling too good. Take care!

Merryn said...

Oh dear! That's such a horror! If a petite person like me.. dah kena makan dy! I'm not a dog person.. I just don't like them.. I only like fish :)

tuti said...

got see doctor or not, pete? :(
hope you are okay.
write, when you can. :((

petite nyonya said...

oh jeez!! thank goodness you're ok and that the dog did not attack the 2nd time it came out. you shld sue the owner!! i love dogs too and completely agree abt being a responsible owner. dogs like german shepherds are guard dogs therefore the owner shld be more aware. pls take care and stay well!

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Pete said...

Hi Everyone, thanks for your kind words and concern. Apart from some bruises on my knee, I am ok now. Will be back writing soon after I finish some work. Cheers!

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June (An Asian Traveler) said...

I understand your predicament, it also happened to me during my childhood days. I was in my friend's house. Glad I was able run into the room and locked the door. phew!The German shepherd dog was my friend. I don't know what happened to him that day.

Glad you are okay. I hope you'll have good news soon.

Cleffairy said...

@Merryn... you like fish for makan wan ah, not for sayang? LOL...

Donna said...

wah... sorry to hear that.. hope u will be ok soon loh..

smallkucing said...

Glad you are ok,Pete :)

umihoney said...

wow that was scary indeed.i am afraid of dogs big or small..i was chased by a dog when i was a kid and was saved by my mum just in time.i was inches away from being bitten..i guess that has made me so afraid of dogs.get well soon and i hope theres no hidden complication arising from this incident.take care Pete.

mommy to chumsy said...

oh dear. sorry to hear this. glad you are alright. you didn't go after the dumb owner?

Cheryl said...

Oh that is awful! I do hope you are ok now. I can only imagine what the dog could have done if it had been a little child. Our dog is always on a leash wherever he goes with us. I have been knocked down several times while hiking by unleashed dogs! The owners just walk right by!

Ayie said...

soory to hear about that but that was so rude of that owner! you can actually sue him/her for such negligence!

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Bengbeng said...

what happens now? did the police follow up on the case? was any action taken on the owner? it happened to me too. I walked right up to the owner and chided him on the spot for not doing anything immediately and his kids were laughing when i was lying on the ground. a cheeky nine yr old was urging the dog to bite me... a kid is a kid does not know what he is doing. I intro myself , pointed out to him my house, I had every right to use the road like every body else n I was going to report to the council and the police after I had got the medical report. minutes later the old man ( i suspect most senior member of the family came, apologized profusely n in the name of neighbourliness asked me not to take further action. Mrs urged me to calm down. i didnt report. we r still neighbours n still talking.

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