This week, we had two dog attacks in Glenmore due to unleashed dogs.
The first was on Newbridge Road. A resident had his two dogs on leash walking on Newbridge. An unleashed dog charged across the street from a neighboring yard and attacked the two leashed dogs while the owner, now tangled in the leash leads, attempted to protect his dogs. One of the leashed dogs required sutures.
The second occurred on Carroll Creek trail. A woman was walking her dog on a leash when her dog was attacked by two unleashed dogs. In the melee, the owner of the leashed dog was knocked to the ground and hit in the head with the other owner's unused lead. When the now injured woman asked the owner of the two unleashed dogs for her name, she refused to provide it.
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The GCA contacted the Albemarle County Police Department who stated that in the case where there are injuries and the offending party refuses to provide a name, that incident should be reported to the Police (Non-Emergency Number 434-977-9041).
For animal injuries caused by unleashed dogs, contact Albemarle County Animal Control at (434) 977-9041) to file a report.