Dog savaged me in street...and owners left me there bleeding

Dog savaged me in street...and owners left me there bleeding

Dog savaged me in street...and owners left me there bleeding

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TWO dog owners left a pensioner bleeding in the street after their dog attacked her.

Doreen Cooper, 75, was left bloodied after the dog pounced on her and mauled her arm as she returned home from an evening at her social club.

The owners of the chocolatecoloured Labrador-type dog pulled the animal away, then fled the scene without checking to see if Mrs Cooper needed help.

She spent around six hours in Basildon Hospital having her arm stitched and needs a number of follow-up appointments.

Mrs Cooper, of Larkswood Walk, Wickford, said: “I had been dropped off at the top of the walk where I live when all of a sudden this dog came charging around the corner on a lead pulling its owner with it.

“As they went past, the dog just suddenly went for my arm.

“It bit into my arm and then let go and then dragged its owner down the street. He did not say anything.

“The the owner’s wife came around the corner and I said, ‘your dog has just bitten me’, but the man walking the dog was shouting to her, ‘come on, come on’.

“She looked flustered and said to me, ‘I’ll sort it, I’ll sort it’.

“But they both just walked off. I was quite close to home and managed to get to the front door before my husband drove me to hospital.”

Mrs Cooper did not recognise the dog or the couple and has not seen them since.

The attack happened at about 10.30pm on July 30. Mrs Cooper has been left feeling nervous following the incident.

She said: “My worry is that the height of my arm would have been the same height as a child’s head.

“If the dog had mauled a child’s face it could have left them scarred for life or even worse.

“These people obviously cannot control this animal. I have never been bitten by a dog before.

“I have now lost confidence around any dog I don’t know and will cross the road when I am out if one comes towards me.”

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Essex Police on 101.

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7:43am Mon 18 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

Lets hope the weak male yellow belly owner is reading this, even more so his wife/lady friend, she must have a conscience even if she does sound scared of her male friend, redeem yourselves today and come forward do the right thing.
Lets hope the weak male yellow belly owner is reading this, even more so his wife/lady friend, she must have a conscience even if she does sound scared of her male friend, redeem yourselves today and come forward do the right thing. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 61

8:19am Mon 18 Aug 14

pembury53 says...

here's hoping, probably in vain, for a massive fine and destruction of the wretched animal.....
here's hoping, probably in vain, for a massive fine and destruction of the wretched animal..... pembury53
  • Score: 20

9:16am Mon 18 Aug 14

Richcarol:: says...

Let the dog live and put the owners down .. Job done sorted
Let the dog live and put the owners down .. Job done sorted Richcarol::
  • Score: 66

12:38pm Mon 18 Aug 14

BusyBee1976 says...

pembury53 wrote:
here's hoping, probably in vain, for a massive fine and destruction of the wretched animal.....
The owners are responsible for this, not the animal.
Dogs attack when they are injured / in pain - unless they are trained to be aggressive. The owners need to be tracked down and charged, and the dog rehomed with someone who can look after it properly.
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: here's hoping, probably in vain, for a massive fine and destruction of the wretched animal.....[/p][/quote]The owners are responsible for this, not the animal. Dogs attack when they are injured / in pain - unless they are trained to be aggressive. The owners need to be tracked down and charged, and the dog rehomed with someone who can look after it properly. BusyBee1976
  • Score: 36

1:18pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Controversial1 says...

In all fairness.... the lady was near to her front door and went straight inside.... who is to say that the owners didnt come back and see that she had gone?
Also - the dog was pulling the man along, so sounded like it was spooked by something (after all it was hardly chasing a rabbit was it). All comments above have assumed it is reckless dog owners without giving the situation much thought here?
In all fairness.... the lady was near to her front door and went straight inside.... who is to say that the owners didnt come back and see that she had gone? Also - the dog was pulling the man along, so sounded like it was spooked by something (after all it was hardly chasing a rabbit was it). All comments above have assumed it is reckless dog owners without giving the situation much thought here? Controversial1
  • Score: -36

1:26pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Robin Reliant says...

Controversial1 wrote:
In all fairness.... the lady was near to her front door and went straight inside.... who is to say that the owners didnt come back and see that she had gone?
Also - the dog was pulling the man along, so sounded like it was spooked by something (after all it was hardly chasing a rabbit was it). All comments above have assumed it is reckless dog owners without giving the situation much thought here?
well now is their chance to come forward then, they need to call 101, but don't hold your breath.
[quote][p][bold]Controversial1[/bold] wrote: In all fairness.... the lady was near to her front door and went straight inside.... who is to say that the owners didnt come back and see that she had gone? Also - the dog was pulling the man along, so sounded like it was spooked by something (after all it was hardly chasing a rabbit was it). All comments above have assumed it is reckless dog owners without giving the situation much thought here?[/p][/quote]well now is their chance to come forward then, they need to call 101, but don't hold your breath. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 25

3:53pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Loosers says...

Here we go again, a dog attack. A law is needed that requires all dogs outside of their residence to be muzzled and on a lead.

October will be here soon enough and it will be time for our beaches to return to being used as a giant dog toilet. Numerous dogs running around out of control while their 'owners' weakly try to call them back - if at all, and basically aren't bothered when their animal is annoying somebody who doesn't welcome the attention.

The ban on dogs on the beaches should be extended to cover the period 01 Apr through 31 Oct. Schools start bringing classes down to the beaches in March and they also continue in October so the 01 May - 30 Sep timeframe is inadequate. Also there should be a mandatory lead law as a minimum - muzzles too would be preferable.
Here we go again, a dog attack. A law is needed that requires all dogs outside of their residence to be muzzled and on a lead. October will be here soon enough and it will be time for our beaches to return to being used as a giant dog toilet. Numerous dogs running around out of control while their 'owners' weakly try to call them back - if at all, and basically aren't bothered when their animal is annoying somebody who doesn't welcome the attention. The ban on dogs on the beaches should be extended to cover the period 01 Apr through 31 Oct. Schools start bringing classes down to the beaches in March and they also continue in October so the 01 May - 30 Sep timeframe is inadequate. Also there should be a mandatory lead law as a minimum - muzzles too would be preferable. Loosers
  • Score: 3

5:23pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Sensible Man says...

Controversial1 wrote:
In all fairness.... the lady was near to her front door and went straight inside.... who is to say that the owners didnt come back and see that she had gone?
Also - the dog was pulling the man along, so sounded like it was spooked by something (after all it was hardly chasing a rabbit was it). All comments above have assumed it is reckless dog owners without giving the situation much thought here?
Sorry - but is this comment for real??? What!!!!????!!!! Do you really think that the scenario you set out is the likely reality????
[quote][p][bold]Controversial1[/bold] wrote: In all fairness.... the lady was near to her front door and went straight inside.... who is to say that the owners didnt come back and see that she had gone? Also - the dog was pulling the man along, so sounded like it was spooked by something (after all it was hardly chasing a rabbit was it). All comments above have assumed it is reckless dog owners without giving the situation much thought here?[/p][/quote]Sorry - but is this comment for real??? What!!!!????!!!! Do you really think that the scenario you set out is the likely reality???? Sensible Man
  • Score: 9

6:15pm Mon 18 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

She should have called the Police, not the Echo, besides it doesn't look that serious..
She should have called the Police, not the Echo, besides it doesn't look that serious.. sesibollox
  • Score: -11

8:20pm Mon 18 Aug 14

pussycats says...

Any dog bite is potentially serious. Their teeth are covered in bacteria, hence infection is a real and serious complication.
Any dog bite is potentially serious. Their teeth are covered in bacteria, hence infection is a real and serious complication. pussycats
  • Score: 19

5:35am Wed 20 Aug 14

Illinois10 says...

A dog attacks and 95% of you scum want it put down and all dogs be banned from everywhere, muzzled at all times, never taken off lead.....BUT, if a human: rapes, mugs someone, attacks, murders, GBH, ABH, sexually assaults, or anything else to another human, I don't see you lot whining that the culprit be muzzled, kept on a leash, banned from all other areas or put down. Stop being idiots, I don't care if this comment tops the negative numbers, when will you all wake up and treat animals fairly, how many humans hurt dogs and get away with bans for a couple of yrs and only a short time in jail....where is the justice in that.

I do wish the woman a quick recovery and that she isn't scared/nervous around dogs for too long
A dog attacks and 95% of you scum want it put down and all dogs be banned from everywhere, muzzled at all times, never taken off lead.....BUT, if a human: rapes, mugs someone, attacks, murders, GBH, ABH, sexually assaults, or anything else to another human, I don't see you lot whining that the culprit be muzzled, kept on a leash, banned from all other areas or put down. Stop being idiots, I don't care if this comment tops the negative numbers, when will you all wake up and treat animals fairly, how many humans hurt dogs and get away with bans for a couple of yrs and only a short time in jail....where is the justice in that. I do wish the woman a quick recovery and that she isn't scared/nervous around dogs for too long Illinois10
  • Score: -1

5:38am Wed 20 Aug 14

Illinois10 says...

Loosers wrote:
Here we go again, a dog attack. A law is needed that requires all dogs outside of their residence to be muzzled and on a lead.

October will be here soon enough and it will be time for our beaches to return to being used as a giant dog toilet. Numerous dogs running around out of control while their 'owners' weakly try to call them back - if at all, and basically aren't bothered when their animal is annoying somebody who doesn't welcome the attention.

The ban on dogs on the beaches should be extended to cover the period 01 Apr through 31 Oct. Schools start bringing classes down to the beaches in March and they also continue in October so the 01 May - 30 Sep timeframe is inadequate. Also there should be a mandatory lead law as a minimum - muzzles too would be preferable.
As opposed to all you lot leaving tonnes of rubbish on the beaches....drug stuff, used tampons/sanitary towels, broken glass, used condoms...and you're moaning about a bit of dog poo.
[quote][p][bold]Loosers[/bold] wrote: Here we go again, a dog attack. A law is needed that requires all dogs outside of their residence to be muzzled and on a lead. October will be here soon enough and it will be time for our beaches to return to being used as a giant dog toilet. Numerous dogs running around out of control while their 'owners' weakly try to call them back - if at all, and basically aren't bothered when their animal is annoying somebody who doesn't welcome the attention. The ban on dogs on the beaches should be extended to cover the period 01 Apr through 31 Oct. Schools start bringing classes down to the beaches in March and they also continue in October so the 01 May - 30 Sep timeframe is inadequate. Also there should be a mandatory lead law as a minimum - muzzles too would be preferable.[/p][/quote]As opposed to all you lot leaving tonnes of rubbish on the beaches....drug stuff, used tampons/sanitary towels, broken glass, used condoms...and you're moaning about a bit of dog poo. Illinois10
  • Score: -2

7:22am Wed 20 Aug 14

The King of Southend says...

Loosers wrote:
Here we go again, a dog attack. A law is needed that requires all dogs outside of their residence to be muzzled and on a lead.

October will be here soon enough and it will be time for our beaches to return to being used as a giant dog toilet. Numerous dogs running around out of control while their 'owners' weakly try to call them back - if at all, and basically aren't bothered when their animal is annoying somebody who doesn't welcome the attention.

The ban on dogs on the beaches should be extended to cover the period 01 Apr through 31 Oct. Schools start bringing classes down to the beaches in March and they also continue in October so the 01 May - 30 Sep timeframe is inadequate. Also there should be a mandatory lead law as a minimum - muzzles too would be preferable.
Completely agree.

Too many dog owners see their pet as a right and not a responsibility.

Dog owners have a legal duty to control their animal and if it is off the lead it is not under control because it can run a lot faster than the average borderline obese South Essex resident.
[quote][p][bold]Loosers[/bold] wrote: Here we go again, a dog attack. A law is needed that requires all dogs outside of their residence to be muzzled and on a lead. October will be here soon enough and it will be time for our beaches to return to being used as a giant dog toilet. Numerous dogs running around out of control while their 'owners' weakly try to call them back - if at all, and basically aren't bothered when their animal is annoying somebody who doesn't welcome the attention. The ban on dogs on the beaches should be extended to cover the period 01 Apr through 31 Oct. Schools start bringing classes down to the beaches in March and they also continue in October so the 01 May - 30 Sep timeframe is inadequate. Also there should be a mandatory lead law as a minimum - muzzles too would be preferable.[/p][/quote]Completely agree. Too many dog owners see their pet as a right and not a responsibility. Dog owners have a legal duty to control their animal and if it is off the lead it is not under control because it can run a lot faster than the average borderline obese South Essex resident. The King of Southend
  • Score: 2

10:43am Sat 6 Sep 14

essexisnasty says...

Essex dog owners are by far the rudess and very angry most just laugh if you ask them nice to clean up the poo their dog just done
Essex dog owners are by far the rudess and very angry most just laugh if you ask them nice to clean up the poo their dog just done essexisnasty
  • Score: -1

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