Aggressive Stray Dog

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Stray pit bull in the 100 Block of Wilson Ave tied up by reporting party, allegedly bit 2 people. SBPD is responding.

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a-1574064782 Jan 06, 2019 01:53 PM
Aggressive Stray Dog

Over the years I have found at least 8 "stray" dogs and was able to reunite them, one and all, with their companion humans. The only time I ever came close to being bit was when I tried to take hold of the collar of my neighbors' large dog. At the time, the dog was running around in my back yard. I was able to avoid a lightning-fast gnash of the teeth and eventually got the dog back into his own yard. That dog ended up biting a passing jogger and even lunging at a baby in a stroller. No consequences resulted from either conflict. Both incidents took place on the sidewalk outside the owners' home. It was a pure case of bad ownership, no control over the dog and quite pathetic. This would have been a great, happy dog with the right amount of attention and training.

Flicka Jan 06, 2019 11:29 AM
Aggressive Stray Dog

I never try to catch a loose dog to read the tag for the owner. I think they are often prone to biting because of being scared.

a-1574064782 Jan 05, 2019 08:42 PM
Aggressive Stray Dog

There is "fear aggression." This means the dog is so fearful that it may lash out. A dog only has two ways to protect itself: flight or bite. People need to learn not to approach a strange, stray dog without first being able to read if a dog is feeling fear or anxiety. Here are some of the signs: Flattened ears. Tail tucked between the hind legs. Cowering. Lip licking. Yawning. Raised hair on the back of the neck. Avoiding eye contact/averting the eyes. Scratching self frequently (when he was not previously itchy) And please note that just because a dog's tail is wagging, that does not indicate a friendly, unfearful dog. The dog may be signaling for you to back off.

a-1574064782 Jan 05, 2019 04:39 PM
Aggressive Stray Dog

If it bit people, the animal control officer will verify rabies vaccination and determine if the owner and the fencing are responsible/sufficient to quarantine the dog at home. If not, or if dog is unvaccinated, the owner could quarantine at vet for 5 days, I think, or at County shelter for 10. In any event, the dog is not allowed to be walked even on leash.

PitMix Jan 07, 2019 09:52 AM
Aggressive Stray Dog

If the bites were severe it will go straight to the County shelter and be held there until a hearing officer determines if it should be put down. They have been pretty strict about this lately, especially if the bitten person doesn't want the dog to be in their neighborhood any longer.

Roger Jan 05, 2019 04:12 PM
Aggressive Stray Dog

SBPD arrived to determine if the dog was aggressive I thought I heard them say it wasn't so maybe it bit the people while they were trying to tie it up I don't know but I'm guessing..

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