My dog Zak was in the garage June 28 with his head out the window. My neighbor’s girlfriend was walking three dogs down to the mailbox. I’m unclear as to what exactly happened, but one of the dogs attacked my dog. My son called me at work and told me a chunk of skin was missing under Zak’s left eye and his mouth was ripped opened. My son said he could see the bone under the dog’s left eye.
I called the vet and made an appointment to get him in ASAP.
Before taking Zak to the vet, I confronted my neighbor. He claimed it wasn’t his dog and didn’t see anything since he was out. I had found the collar of one of his dog, with a bungee cord wrapped around the collar, in the driveway.
I called the Sheriff’s Office, and was told animal control doesn’t work on weekends. I talked to an officer and told him that neighbor came over and admitted it was his dog, and also that it was his girlfriend who had walked the dogs that day. Animal control said they would come out that day, but I was not available. He came June 30 instead and the neighbor was gone.
The neighbor called him back and told the officer that it was a Great Pyrenees that had been hanging around here. That dog had not been in this area for months, and it was not that type of dog to begin with. Since then, animal control basically washed its hands of all of this, (in his words) “nobody saw anything.” The only thing is, he never talked to the neighbor’s girlfriend.
Zak’s vet bill came to $441. The neighbor’s dog came onto my property and attacked my dog. I am beside myself. All I truly want is for the neighbor to pay for Zak’s vet bill. It only makes sense for him to take responsibility.