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Dog bites my elderly mother

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Dog bites my elderly mother

What would you do if an unleashed dog goes on your property. Then corners your elderly mother by agressivley barking and then bites her under the knee leaving a 2 inch purple mark. Skin is pierced but no blood is drawn.

The owner dismissed it as just a nip and refused to talk and walked off as I recorded her. Other neighbor comes out and said the same dog bit his grandmother but kind of implied that it's normal since it's a shared alley way. She is one of my neighbors but I don't know where she lives.

It wasn't a big dog and it wasn't a severe bite but I have two young nephews, 2 and 6 and if you are going to let your dog run around unleashed, you need to be in control of it.

I called toronto public health and toronto animal services and filed a report. In order for Toronto animal services to do an investigation there needs to be a doctors report or a police report. My mother is going to see a doctor tomorrow morning but even with it, not knowing the actual owner makes it very difficult for the investigators and I think they will just ignore it.

What would you do? Should I also call the police non-emergency line to file a report? I've been nipped before and I don't consider that a nip especially with how agressive the dog was.
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sh8t happens

does the owner and dog look dangerous?

If not, don't do it
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george__ wrote: sh8t happens

does the owner and dog look dangerous?

If not, don't do it
owner told me to go fuDGe myself when I told her to come here I need to talk you
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Report it and get someone after the idiot. This person ever heard of responsibility and liability? If this dog attacked my mom I would of stomped that dog dead, I would of kicked it half way to hell it if approached my children. Obvious this person is oblivious and something needs to be done.
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That's awful - report it, for sure.
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Report it to animal services immediately.
Where do you live?
What province are you in?
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MrsPotato wrote: Report it to animal services immediately.
Where do you live?
What province are you in?
I reported it to Toronto animal services and Toronto public health. Both are taking the situation very seriously but there is little they can do without the animal and the owner of the animal. I know it's one of my neighbors on my side of the street. I went for a couple of walks around the area and didn't see anything and I knocked on a couple of my neighbors and they weren't home or didn't answer.
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1. Report the incident.
2. Find out where the dog lives.
3. Update incident report with newly obtained address.
4. Show recorded incident.
5. Unleashed dogs outside of an off-leash park is illegal.

Owner 100% responsible. Owners such as this give dogs and other owners a bad rep. I would like to see some sort of fine.

Keep monitoring your mother's injuries and don't hesitate to press for compensation.
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Keep an eye out, hopefully you can figure out where they live and get a photo of the dog walking unleashed.
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enwhyRFD wrote: 1. Report the incident.
2. Find out where the dog lives.
3. Update incident report with newly obtained address.
4. Show recorded incident.
5. Unleashed dogs outside of an off-leash park is illegal.

Owner 100% responsible. Owners such as this give dogs and other owners a bad rep. I would like to see some sort of fine.

Keep monitoring your mother's injuries and don't hesitate to press for compensation.
Yeah, do this asap.

This dog could kill a child one day and you'd be preventing it by getting the owner back on a leash.
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OP, that dog was "at large" and that's against provincial and municipal laws. Some pet owners should never own a pet because knowing what the responsibilities of pet care involve escape some humans' attention spans.
http://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.c ... 464#TOC_06
http://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90d16#BK9

http://www1.toronto.ca/City%20Of%20Toro ... s_bite.pdf
http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/bylaws/1999/law0028.htm
[QUOTE]at large means being found on any other property than that of the owner
of the animal, and not under the control of the owner, except where the
owner of the property permits the animal to be on his or her property; [/QUOTE]
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If an animal attacked a member of my family, said animal would be eliminated.
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Thank you for starting the fear mongering lol I will try and help it along...
This dog could potentially take out a series of infants and may be a church, take matters in your own hands and eliminate it!!!
I hope you don't live near a hospital or an old age home because this could definitely get ugly.
masterhapposai wrote: Yeah, do this asap.

This dog could kill a child one day and you'd be preventing it by getting the owner back on a leash.
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waitin4BOOST wrote: Thank you for starting the fear mongering lol I will try and help it along...
This dog could potentially take out a series of infants and may be a church, take matters in your own hands and eliminate it!!!
I hope you don't live near a hospital or an old age home because this could definitely get ugly.
I'm not so much worried about the dog, as I think the owner(human) should be chained to her house.

The dog would be better off without that owner.

But, it doesn't hurt to live near a graveyard, driving all the bodies around to a far distance is a hassle.
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I hope you pursue this. A lot of dog owners take no responsibility. I literally saw a kid getting mauled and the owner told the parent "he just wants to play"

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