Dog Owner: My Boxer Was Attacked by a Pit Bull at Sandy Springs Park
In an email to Sandy Springs Patch, Jose Mesquita said his boxer was attacked by a pit bull on Saturday in the dog park at Morgan Falls Overlook Park.
A year after two pit bulls ran through a Sandy Springs neighborhood, frightening residents and attacking family pets, upset dog owner, Jose Mesquita believes pit bulls are a safety risk to people and pets.
In an email to Sandy Springs Patch, Mesquita said his boxer was attacked by a pit bull on Saturday in the dog park at Morgan Falls Overlook Park.
Dear Councilman, Today, February 11th, 2012, I took my Boxer dog to the Morgan Falls dog park and there was another man there with two dogs, and one of them was a female pit bull. My dog began playing with both of them, chasing each other and running as dogs always do at the dog park. After about 20 minutes of playing, the pit bull all of the sudden snapped and proceeded to viciously attack my boxer, causing many bite injuries to his face and neck, and severely cutting my boxer's mouth to the point that it required stitches. As a Sandy Springs resident, I am concerned about the safety of the dogs visiting the park, and most importantly the people (including children). I understand that accidents happen, but based on the amount of pit bull attacks lately, there should be a serious review whether this is a freak accident or do pit bulls pose a safety risk to residents and their pets.
Following the attack, the pit bull's owner took the dog to his car and came back to check on my dog's injuries. On the way to his car, I actually heard him say to his pit bull, "You are not coming back here again."
We both examined my dog's injuries and I decided that I had to take him to the hospital. We both walked are dogs back to the cars (he had another dog with him). The man said, "Sorry," a couple of times and did seem concerned and a bit, and shocked by his dog's aggressive behavior. Now, I realize that I should have asked him for his contact information, but it all happened so fast and because my hands were covered in blood, I decided to leave and go straight to the hospital.
…About two to three weeks ago another boxer in my neighborhood was attacked by a pit bull, and his boxer sustained much worse injuries than mine…