Say No to Dog Attacks

Saturday, 22 July 2017 11:20 am

      Picture: Canberra Times - Coco in the aftermath of an attack

Being the victim of a dog attack is very scary, bewildering, and all too often deadly. It leaves victim pets and their owners traumatised for years to come. Long after the physical injuries have healed, if at all.

A few words for those in the driving seat. 

It’s simply not OK not to be in control of your dog. 

And its not OK to blame those on the receiving end of an attack for being in the wrong place, being there at the wrong time, or blame them for the consequences that may come out of what just happened. 

No excuses. No blame shifting. Take responsibility. Do what’s right. Learn from the experience. Don’t let it happen again. Better still, prevent it from happening in the first place. Period.

I say NO to dog attacks that are caused by irresponsible owners. I say NO to victim blaming. And I say YES to keeping everyone safe to enjoy and love their pets without fear of attack.

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