‘It’s a terrifying feeling’: Regina man and dog attacked by pitbull
Darcy Ready was out walking his dog on Lake Street Tuesday morning when a pitbull terrier attacked them.
“(There were) several serious bite wounds to (my dog’s) back,” Ready said in an interview with Global News Wednesday.
Ready’s hands were also wounded. He said he received treatment in the emergency room for his injuries.
“It took a long time to get the pitbull to release.”
This attack is not the first for Ready and his dog. Three weeks ago, Ready’s stepdaughter was out walking the dog, when the same pitbull attacked them, running out from the backyard and knocking the fence down.
“It was very traumatic for her. It was horrifying for her,” Ready said.
That incident also required the dog to have “extensive veterinary care and some surgery,” according to Ready.
After that first attack three weeks ago, Ready decided to involve Animal Protection Services. As Animal Protection was in the midst of gathering evidence, the second attack happened.
After that, Ready says, the owner took off with the dog. Animal Protection has not been able to locate the owner or the dog since. According to Ready, the owner showed no remorse over the harm done to him, his dog, or his family.
“It’s a terrifying feeling, and helpless feeling. It’s a very big, powerful, vicious dog,” Ready said.
“There are children walking up and down our street and through the easement and I wanted to make sure that none of them were going near that house.”
Ready says that Animal Protection is doing all they can. To declare a dog “dangerous” requires a legal process, one that Animal Protection says is now being expatiated after the second attack.
“We’re not prejudiced when it comes to breeds of dogs (…) We’ve had family members own pitbulls who are beautiful pets,” Ready said.
“More than likely in this circumstance, it’s the owner who has created a very vicious and dangerous dog.”
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