Warning: My story is tamer than the average dangerous dog attack, but it's still somewhat disturbing. Some of the 15 photos in this thread are a little bloody. If you cannot handle the sight of blood, you should skip this thread now.
My next door neighbor (let's call him "Jason") acquired a dangerous dog some time in July 2010. Then on July 31st (Saturday) Jason decided to take down part of the wooden fence that separates his front yard from our front yard. He replaced it with a new one-foot-taller fence. The problem is that there are gaps between the new fence and the old fence.
On Tuesday, Jason's dangerous dog got into our yard. The lactating dangerous dog attacked our male German Shepherd, Garth. The dangerous dog practically ripped off Garth's left ear. I was at an unrelated doctor's appointment at the time of the attack, so my mom took Garth to the vet; they performed surgery on Tuesday and Thursday. The vet had to completely remove Garth's ear and sew the area shut, so now Garth can only hear with his right ear. Garth also has some smaller injuries on his legs.
My mom is furious with Jason and his dangerous dog. She called the police, and Animal Control came to the scene. My mom is pressing charges and will most likely be suing Jason in small claims court to pay for Garth's $600-and-growing medical bills. By the way, our two cats and our other dog are unharmed. Our other dog, Charlie, witnessed the attack and for a while was afraid to go into the front yard. We will be putting the dogs in the back yard until the gaps in the front yard fencing get fixed.
Here's the V-shaped gap in the fence. The old fence is gray and the new fence is redwood.
Here's a close-up of the gap.
This is the reverse angle of the gap.
Here's the female dangerous dog.
Right after the attack, the far half of the dangerous dog's face was covered in blood. The dog's owners tried to clean up the dangerous dog before these pics were taken.
In this pic, the dangerous dog looks injured, but as far as I know the dog was never taken to the vet.
You don't want to mess with this dangerous dog.
Here's Charlie from before the attack. He was a witness to the attack, but escaped uninjured. He's a lot faster than Garth.
Here's Garth from before the attack. Notice he has two ears.
Here's Garth after his stay at the vet. This is his good side. The red liquid in these pics is discharge. The discharge is supposed to drain out of the dog, whereas blood is supposed to stay in the dog. In other words, it's good that the red liquid is draining out.
Here's some close-ups of Garth's stitching.
I think that owning a dangerous dog is like owning an uncontrollable, pet-able, gun. I also think that Jason should have to get rid of the dangerous dog; we'll have to wait and see how Animal Control handles the situation.
Anyways, there's my somewhat lengthy dangerous dog attack story.
Thanks for reading and I look forward to checking out everyone's reaction to this senseless violence,