An Edmonton family has raised concerns about a neighbourhood dog after it allegedly attacked their dog, leaving him seriously injured.
Mary Thibaudeau said she was walking her 15-year-old Shar Pei Terrior when the incident happened.
“A girl that I thought was the owner closed her car door and she saw the dog lose and she yelled at the dog ‘Get back’ and tried to get the dog back and the dog went flying for Oscar and attacked him.”
She said neither of them could pull the dogs apart and that was when some construction workers stepped in with shovels.
“Finally the guy got it in the dog’s mouth and somehow they got it off.”
By that time, Thibaudeau said both she and Oscar were shaken up.
“A total stranger actually drove her to the general vet clinic,” Thibaudeau’s daughter, Danielle explained.
“He was on a leash at the time as well too which, luckily, I think saved his life just having that protection around his neck,” she added.
She said they were very impressed with Oscar’s strength.
“He must have a pretty strong will to live that he just hung in there and made it through surgery.
“It is just so sad to see your little fur friend just hurting so much and so vulnerable.”
Thibaudeau said she was concerned about having the dog in a neighbourhood with other families.
“It is very scary. We have kids all over the neighbourhood,” Mary said.
“I am very afraid for the kids and other dogs.”
She told CTV News that officials from Animal Control were looking into the incident however, no one from the City was available to speak to CTV News.
The owners of the neighbouring dog declined to comment.