Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Fannin got attacked :(
Fannin and I were walking around our local park (we were on leash) and I saw two pit bulls off leash running around with their owner. We had previously met both pit bulls and I knew one was dog aggressive so I tried to walk Fannin away but Fannin just loves saying hi to everyone so he sat down to wait. Jack, the nice pit bull, came over and said hi. The owner ran over with Hurley, the aggressive pit bull, and he was holding Hurley by the collar. Why the owner decided to walk Hurley up to Fannin is beyond me, but Hurley bit Fannin on the nose. It was the worst sound I've ever heard, hearing my baby yelp and cry like that. As I was checking Fannin the owner said "oh he is fine" and I used every bit of restraint not to punch him in the face. Fannin didn't have any puncture wounds, it kind of looks like Hurley just skinned his nose.
I took Fannin to the vet and they said it looks superficial, just use some triple antibiotic ointment to help it heal. It is pink and I know this is so lame but I hope his nose heals back to black. Is that stupid? I feel stupid worrying about the color on his nose. I will love him no matter what, battle scars and all.
Thankfully he doesn't seem to have any lingering fears about other dogs. We have played with new friends at the park (on leash and off in the dog park area) and he has been to daycare and they said he's showing no signs of distrust. I feel so terrible that he had to go through that.
After talking to other pet parents in the park apparently Fannin is dog #3 that Hurley has bitten, including Fannin's bff Desmond. I don't want to get the dog in trouble, but I feel like someone needs to report this owner. What do you think? I worry since it is a pitbull some overzealous animal control officer will want to put it down.. when really it's the owner I'd like to put down.
And to thank you for reading my long story here are some pictures of my baby and his friends: