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We've just received this account of a horrible incident. A big black dog attacked another dog, and the owner was also seriously bitten. Please, if you saw the incident, or know someone who did, please contact us asap. The account follows-
DESCRIPTION: LARGE BLACK DOG, MEDIUM LENGTH HAIR-ABOUT THE LENGTH OF A BLACK LAB. THE MAN WAS ABOUT 5 '9-5'11FT TALL, AVERAGE WEIGHT/BUILD. the owner did not offer any information regarding his identity or help of any kind.
I was at the beach on Friday evening sept 17,.. between 7:30pm and 8:30pm with my 1 year old neutered male dog. There was only about 4 dogs total on the beach. We were mid way on the beach playing fetch when a large black dog (appeared to be a lab mix) owned by a tall man with short dark hair ran full speed towards my dog, got on top of him from behind and immediately viciously bit down! i immediately ran to his side, grabbing my dog from around his waist while my friend tried to help stop the attack. My dog was unable to get free for about 15-20 seconds when the man who owned the dog got there and grabbed his dog. I told him NOT TO PULL them apart because his dog was still attached strongly to my dogs neck/back of head area. The dog also had ahold of my dogs collar and was choking him...my dog was laying on the ground being choked and bitten!! i shoved his dog on the shoulder to attempt to get my dog free when he BIT MY FOUR ARM very hard causing VERY DEEP HOLES, two of the holes are down to the bone and it also broke my arm from the pressure. I screamed out in pain and my friend pulled my dog away while the strangers dog was biting my arm. The bite lasted about 10 seconds before his owner got him off of me. I lost so much blood i nearly fainted and my friend rushed me to the E.R. where i was told my arm is broken and could have permanent nerve damage. My dog also suffered DEEP puncture wounds on the back of his neck and head area.
There was another couple on the beach that night, very close by when the incident happened, they had a yellow lab or golden retriever who they pulled away before he reached the fight.
ANY INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT MONDOG. my name is Tiffany, i was there on Friday September 17, 2010 at approximately 7:30-8:30pm. I am a petite female, 5 foot, 120 lbs with a grey and white dog short haired dog who is 65lbs.
Any help would be very very appreciated!!
There was another incident at the dog beach where a dog injured another dog, and the owner left the beach without taking responsability for his dogs actions.
On Wednsday, July 28 at 10 am a small white Schnoodle was injured by another dog who tried to steal her tennis ball. The dog was playing fetch on the north end of the beach when the Pit mix aproached the small dog and tried to steal her pink tennis ball. When she wouldn't drop the ball, the Pit mix grabed her by the back and wouldn't release her until the owner pinched it's cheeks and forced it to let go. The Pit's owner responded by saying "Sorry, my dog usually only bites when he's bitten first". The Schnoodle was rushed to the vet, and the other owner left the beach, no information was exchanged.
The attacking dog was discribed as a "50# dog that was a mix between a pit bull and some kind of hound. It clearly had the face/jaw of a pit. It was the golden brown color of a Vizsla. The owner was a male, early thirties, short brown hair with a goatee. Tan caucasion but possibly Latino. About 6 foot tall and lean." There were 50 or so people at the beach that morning who may have seen the attack. If anyone has any infomation about the owner or dog, please contact us.
A 10 year old female Lab was reported lost from the Dog Beach Monday, 7/26, and the dog has been located. Special thanks to the guys who watched her on the beach, and to the dog walker who took her to Anti-Cruelty. Their kindness and concern for a strangers dog helped Molly find her way home. Way to go guys!
Lesson to be learned here- the most important tag every dog should have is a name tag with a current phone number.
And every one, please please watch your dogs!
UPDATE- The dog has been reunited with it's owner. Big thanks to everyone involved.
A dog was found at Montrose Dog Beach on Thursday, 7/22/10. The dog didn't have tags.
If this is your dog, or you have any Info about this dog, please contact us.
MonDog has a monthly beach clean up the third Saturday of the month, 9 am until 11.
We try to cleaning up the Dog Beach, boat launch, and surrounding areas, and taking care of some maintenance issues. The more volunteers we have, the more we can accomplish. Turnout was very low during July's clean ups, we hope to see more people this time.
Bring a shovel, rake, or bucket and scooper and help clean off the ramp, rock walls, or dig out the gated beach entrance. Or just come on down and help clean up trash and icky things. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. We will also be taking donations, a $50 donation gets you a Mondog t-shirt!
The beach is open during clean ups, and as always, dogs are welcome.
Join us on Saturday August 21st, 10 till noon. Hope to see you all there!
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What's been going on with our gates? We've have a extraordinary amount of damage this year. It seems like they need repairs every month.
The Park District does some of the repairs, but it can take a week or two, or three, so Mondog and volunteers do some of the repairs too. This week Morgan's owner John graciously took the time to put the bottom gates back together. A huge thanks to John and Morgan from everyone!
On Saturday June 5th, in what can only be described as a tragic and unfortunate event, a young, intact male Husky mortally wounded a 7 month old Chihuahua Puppy.
There was no big dog fight, no overly aggressive behavior, no out of control dogs, just a big dog with a heavy prey instinct who saw the tiny puppy as something fun to play with.
There were subtle warning signs both owners should have picked up on and should have removed their dogs, but the inexperienced owners underestimated the situation. It was a horrible and tragic thing to have witnessed. In just seconds, a young woman with a baby on the way watched in horror as her sweet little puppy was shook to death by a dog that saw it as nothing more than a stuffed squeak toy.
The owners of the Huskys response to the incident was insensitive, inappropriate, and totally unacceptable. Then he left the beach without taking responsibility for his dogs actions. Make no bones about it, his dog was at fault. We need this owner to do the right thing and come forward and take responsibility for the damages inflicted by your dog. These are the Dog Parks rules, and when you use the dog parks, you agree to follow the rules. So MAN UP!
This should be a wake up to everyone that it’s vital to watch your dogs at all times. Everyone has to take responsibility for their own dog. It's your job as a dog owner to keep your dog out of trouble, AND to keep your dog safe. You have to know your dog. You have to understand what your dog is capable of, how it interacts with other dogs, and be prepared to remove him or her from a situation that could turn ugly BEFORE it turns bad. It's very unfortunate that people have to learn from their mistakes, and time and time again, it’s the first time dog owner that underestimates the damage their dog can to another dog or person until it's too late.
This type of behavior will not be tolerated! There are several dogs that are already on our radar as being aggressive, including a large intact pit bull and a dog hybrid. The owners are not in control of these dogs, and they are refusing to take the situation seriously. This is a warning to these owners that we are already compiling your information, and when your dog hurts another dog, you will be held accountable. You have been warned!
We’ll be cleaning up the Dog Beach, boat launch, and surrounding areas, and taking care of some maintenance issues.
Bring a shovel, rake, or bucket and scooper and help clean off the ramp, rock walls, or dig out the gated beach entrance. Or just come on down and help clean up trash and icky things. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. Join us on Saturday June 19th from10 am till noon. Hope to see you all there!