Puppy attacked unprovoked
Incident type: Attack
Dog: Unknown/Not sure
Location: In The Street
Was dog leashed? No
Vet required? Yes
Owner identified? No
Cost of treatment: $ 1800
Owner paid costs? No
My dad was standing next to his car with his puppy on lead on the sidewalk next to him. He was dropping my brother and my brothers puppy off to pick up his car. Both puppies are 17wks old (siblings). The dog came from down the street.
When they saw it was unleashed, Mum put my brothers puppy in the boot and as Dad scooped up his pup, the other dog caught the scent of the pups and just attacked.
It launched and grabbed the puppy's paw while Dad tried to get his pup into the car. It started shaking the pups paw and Dad's pup was screaming in pain.
He kicked it until it let go, and as he put his pup into the car, the other dog tried launching past him into the car trying to get to both pups.
Dad had to keep kicking it back until the pups were safely in the car.
Mum and Dad got their pups out of there as soon as they could.
The pup went straight to the vet and has a fractured paw. She's now in a cast until it heals, and was reactive to other dogs when she's gone to the vet these last few days