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Posted: Tuesday, August 17, 2010 4:03 am | Updated: 1:39 pm, Wed Dec 26, 2012.

Letter to the Editor

Aug. 8, 2010

To the editor:

My mother-in-law offered to take my dog for a walk on Aug. 8. She leashed Sita, and they headed along the bike path to Pioneer Park from the Fairbanks Drama Association building. On the way, a woman walking with an unleashed dog passed by, and her dog attacked mine.

This woman was apparently very apologetic, saying her dog never attacked anything before. Well, if her dog had been on a leash, there never would have been a first time and it wouldn’t have involved my dog.

Sita now has puncture marks on her face and throat, and the vet said she’s lucky to have her eye.

This is the second time she has been walked on that path and been attacked by an unleashed dog in a

10-month period.

There are leash laws for a reason. Next time, it might not be a dog that is attacked; it might be a child.

Please, please keep dogs leashed when walking them in city limits. If a dog is off-leash and someone else is walking toward you, take the few seconds to grab your dog and leash it. If you don’t have a leash on you, grab its collar and wait for the other dog to pass you by.


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