On-leash animals unpredictable

Negative dog experiences of others confirmed by reader's story

Re: Dog ownership rules restrictive (Letters, June 8)

The comment “a leash only gives the illusion of control” is certainly true.

My car was attacked last month by a dog on a leash, held by the owner. However, the woman did not have control of her animal.

My dog was sleeping in the back seat while I was in the driver’s seat talking with my niece. Moments later, the lady and her dog came out and the dog instantly lunged at my parked car.

I shouted “stop, stop,” but it continued to come at my car. I quickly rolled up my window and waited for her to restrain her dog. I got out, looked at the side of my car and commented, “Your dog did this to my car,” to which she replied, “A little bit of wax will take out those scratches.”

She proceeded to leave the parking lot, and as she did so, I took down her licence plate number. I called the Saanich police to report the incident and they instructed me to stop by so they could take pictures. I told the constable, “You can still see the dog’s breakfast on my window.”

The police have still not caught up to this woman, which leaves me with a $300 deductible to fix my car. I am sure my car’s DNA is still under that dog’s nails.

Eddie Smith

Saanich

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