Sunday, July 31, 2011

Playground Dog Bite Sends Girl to Hospital

Little girl bends down to pet a dog, undoubtedly gets her face too close, is bitten, and winds up in the hospital. These things happen, you say. Except that this happened at a New York City playground. According to this report on CBS, no charges will be filed against the owner because the dog was tied up. So what? There's a reason dogs are never allowed--on or off-leash--in playgrounds. So, tell me again, why isn't the owner being charged?


Parkrunner said...

My partner was just bitten by a large white dog at 81st coming up from the lower level of Riverside Park (just before the tunnel. He was near the end of a 10 mile run at about 11:45 on a Tuesday, and the dog lunged, seemingly for his neck. He jumped back and threw his arms over his head and the dog left two huge slashes in his chest below his armpit. The owner refused to give her name, struggled to control her 2 large white dogs, and left. My partner was somewhat in shock, didn't have his cell phone, and didn't think to follow her--instead he found a Park Employee and reported it but she was gone. If he had been shorter, he might be dead or much more seriously injured.

Parkrunner said...

My partner was attacked by a large white dog on the lower level of Riverside Park at 81st Street, just entering the tunnel to go up, at about 11:45 this morning (Tuesday). The woman walking 2 large white dogs had them on leashes but could not control them well. She refused to give her name, and my partner did not have his cell phone. He looked for a parks employee but by the time he found one, she had gotten away, struggling with her large aggressive dogs. He is at the doctor now, with large gashes under his left armpit. If he had been shorter or not have jumped back and raised his arms to protect his neck, things might have been a lot worse!