Disturbing Phone Call Brings Questions
To whom it may concern:
A couple of weeks ago I was at church on a Sunday when I received a disturbing phone call followed by a text message. My mother, who was at my house, had been attacked by a dog. She had been taking her small dog outside, and it was on a leash when a yellow “lop-eared” dog, as she described it, charged up the hill and attacked her and her dog.
She was finally able to get a plastic toy bat and hit the dog in the head and startle it enough to run it off. Once she finally got her dog inside, whom might I add was terrified, she was able to drive herself to the ER. The dog had bit her several times and broke the skin. I immediately left church to come home and see about the situation.
I got all of the details from my mother then proceeded to call the sheriff’s department. When I called, I was informed that Yalobusha County has no leash law and there was nothing they could do. They informed me that she could come down and file a report but nothing would be done about it. I asked myself, what kind of protection is our law enforcement around here? I wonder if that had been my six year-old or four year- old son outside with the dogs or simply outside playing, would they be so nonchalant?
That dog could have killed my children or hurt them severely. I keep my dogs on a leash and I expect others to do the same! The Yalobusha Sheriff’s Department seems to be more concerned with picking and choosing what they handle, rather than sincerely helping us as citizens. I just wonder do we need some new leadership around here or what?
This should not be something that I have to worry about happening in my own yard. That’s what so bad about it. I don’t even feel safe letting my kids and dogs play in our own yard! How long are we going to let this go on?
Josh and Tonya Stroup