All dog owners should be on their guard after savage husky attack

All dog owners should be on their guard after savage husky attack

All dog owners should be on their guard after savage husky attack

First published in South Essex

A WORRIED owner feared her dog would die after it was attacked by a husky.

Dee Martin’s 11-year-old whippet, Nena, was left bleeding and in need of emergency surgery after a white husky bit her in an alleyway off Benfleet High Road.

Mrs Martin, of Saxon Way, Benfleet, said: “I had taken Nena out for her walk and we were walking along the High Road. I had just gone up the alley to Richmond car park. There was a man standing there with a white husky on a lead.

“As we walked past, this dog just went for Nena’s neck. She spun around and caught her back.

“There were loads of elderly people asking if she was OK but all the dog owner said was ‘sorry mate, she’s not normally like that’. Then his wife and daughter came and met him and I heard him say their dog had just bitten mine – then they walked off.”

Nena was rushed to the vets where she underwent a two-hour operation on the wound.

Mrs Martin, 29, said: “Because of her age, the vets were worried she wouldn’t even survive the anaesthetic.”

Nena is now visiting the vets every two days after an infection developed in her scar.

Mrs Martin said: “The dog ripped her open. I don’t know what would have happened if my ten-year-old son had been holding the lead. Thankfully he wasn’t with me.

“When the dog walked over I thought it was just coming over to sniff her.

“It just happened so quick and the man had no control. I don’t know why he couldn’t pull it back. If it had got to Nena’s neck she wouldn’t be here.

“The police have said there is nothing they can do as it didn’t attack a person but there is a dog that lives in this area that does not wear a muzzle and has done this to an 11-year-old dog.

“I don’t want this to happen to someone else’s dog.

“If it’s happened once it can happen again. I’ve told everyone I knowwith a dog to look out.”

An RSPCA spokeswoman said: “We are very concerned to hear of this poor dog who must have gone through quite some ordeal, but very pleased to hear she is on the road to recovery again.

“It is difficult to comment on this particular case without being involved, but it is the owners’ responsibility to make sure their dog is under control at all times and that they do all they can to prevent any aggression.

“Evidence of seriously dangerous dogs should be reported to the police.”

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7:45am Thu 4 Sep 14

Kursaal76 says...

looks like its not just staffies that attack other dogs after all!
looks like its not just staffies that attack other dogs after all! Kursaal76
  • Score: 22

8:12am Thu 4 Sep 14

pembury53 says...

Kursaal76 wrote:
looks like its not just staffies that attack other dogs after all!
one common thread though....... "she's not normally like that" then they walked off.....
[quote][p][bold]Kursaal76[/bold] wrote: looks like its not just staffies that attack other dogs after all![/p][/quote]one common thread though....... "she's not normally like that" then they walked off..... pembury53
  • Score: 17

8:16am Thu 4 Sep 14

Ladydolphin.mh says...

I PERSONALLY THINK THAT ALL DOGS SHOULD BE MUSSLED WHEN OUT IN PUBLIC.DOGS GET IRITATED IN THIS WEATHER AND AS THIS STORY SHOWS,IT ONLY TAKES A MINUTE AND IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT BREED THE DOG IS.
A MASSIVE CALL OUT THAT ALL DOGS SHOULD BE MUSSLED
DOES ANYONE ELSE AGREE WITH ME?
I PERSONALLY THINK THAT ALL DOGS SHOULD BE MUSSLED WHEN OUT IN PUBLIC.DOGS GET IRITATED IN THIS WEATHER AND AS THIS STORY SHOWS,IT ONLY TAKES A MINUTE AND IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT BREED THE DOG IS. A MASSIVE CALL OUT THAT ALL DOGS SHOULD BE MUSSLED DOES ANYONE ELSE AGREE WITH ME? Ladydolphin.mh
  • Score: 14

8:57am Thu 4 Sep 14

scoobie123 says...

Think i'd prefer mine to be muzzled but if thats what you want...............!
Think i'd prefer mine to be muzzled but if thats what you want...............! scoobie123
  • Score: 18

8:58am Thu 4 Sep 14

Chris Flunk says...

Ladydolphin.mh wrote:
I PERSONALLY THINK THAT ALL DOGS SHOULD BE MUSSLED WHEN OUT IN PUBLIC.DOGS GET IRITATED IN THIS WEATHER AND AS THIS STORY SHOWS,IT ONLY TAKES A MINUTE AND IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT BREED THE DOG IS. A MASSIVE CALL OUT THAT ALL DOGS SHOULD BE MUSSLED DOES ANYONE ELSE AGREE WITH ME?
If I had the vaguest idea what you were talking about, it would be a start. Do you mean muscled? Also, your caps lock seems to be stuck on. It's the button on the left, above the shift key and below the tab key.
[quote][p][bold]Ladydolphin.mh[/bold] wrote: I PERSONALLY THINK THAT ALL DOGS SHOULD BE MUSSLED WHEN OUT IN PUBLIC.DOGS GET IRITATED IN THIS WEATHER AND AS THIS STORY SHOWS,IT ONLY TAKES A MINUTE AND IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT BREED THE DOG IS. A MASSIVE CALL OUT THAT ALL DOGS SHOULD BE MUSSLED DOES ANYONE ELSE AGREE WITH ME?[/p][/quote]If I had the vaguest idea what you were talking about, it would be a start. Do you mean muscled? Also, your caps lock seems to be stuck on. It's the button on the left, above the shift key and below the tab key. Chris Flunk
  • Score: -6

12:52pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Bernard Fatsack says...

Hidden Identity wrote:
What a horrible dog anyway. That ain't a dog, more like a rat. Husky 1-0 Whippet. A Husky is what you call a proper dog.
no match for my pet Grizzly named Serge
[quote][p][bold]Hidden Identity[/bold] wrote: What a horrible dog anyway. That ain't a dog, more like a rat. Husky 1-0 Whippet. A Husky is what you call a proper dog.[/p][/quote]no match for my pet Grizzly named Serge Bernard Fatsack
  • Score: -22

1:32pm Thu 4 Sep 14

MilesBond says...

I have CCTV covering that area; I'll see what I can find
I have CCTV covering that area; I'll see what I can find MilesBond
  • Score: 26

2:06pm Thu 4 Sep 14

BasildonDond says...

agree with ladydolphin.mh, all dogs should be kept on a lead and muzzled in public. Any dog - big or small - is more than capable of inflicting serious injury. Some owners should be banned from owning animals.
agree with ladydolphin.mh, all dogs should be kept on a lead and muzzled in public. Any dog - big or small - is more than capable of inflicting serious injury. Some owners should be banned from owning animals. BasildonDond
  • Score: 18

2:10pm Thu 4 Sep 14

bazza 1 says...

pembury53 wrote:
Kursaal76 wrote:
looks like its not just staffies that attack other dogs after all!
one common thread though....... "she's not normally like that" then they walked off.....
You are right there. You can take the wolf out of the dog, but you cant put a brain in some owners. Huskies are only a couple of steps away from a wolf, and can be very dangerous. Maybe it's time for all dogs to be muzzled when in public places. Though how it could be enforced, I don't know.
[quote][p][bold]pembury53[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kursaal76[/bold] wrote: looks like its not just staffies that attack other dogs after all![/p][/quote]one common thread though....... "she's not normally like that" then they walked off.....[/p][/quote]You are right there. You can take the wolf out of the dog, but you cant put a brain in some owners. Huskies are only a couple of steps away from a wolf, and can be very dangerous. Maybe it's time for all dogs to be muzzled when in public places. Though how it could be enforced, I don't know. bazza 1
  • Score: 7

3:40pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Wickford141 says...

The fact that many dogs have been attacked and never even made an effort to fight back shows that not ALL dogs should be muzzled! It is the owners that are the problem 90% of the time! dogs and prospective owners should be checked before they are homed to make sure each are actually capable of owning a pet safely and being a safe pet!!!
The fact that many dogs have been attacked and never even made an effort to fight back shows that not ALL dogs should be muzzled! It is the owners that are the problem 90% of the time! dogs and prospective owners should be checked before they are homed to make sure each are actually capable of owning a pet safely and being a safe pet!!! Wickford141
  • Score: 18

1:03am Fri 5 Sep 14

Ninja Jane says...

Omg their is some small minded people " huskies close to wolves " how pathetic,i av two huskies and they are the funniest friendliest dogs ever ! ,my husky was attacked badly last yeR by a monster dog ! ,( featured in echo) dont blame the breed blame the owners" mine hug the postman " ,silly narrow minded people ! ,and stupid owners end of !
Omg their is some small minded people " huskies close to wolves " how pathetic,i av two huskies and they are the funniest friendliest dogs ever ! ,my husky was attacked badly last yeR by a monster dog ! ,( featured in echo) dont blame the breed blame the owners" mine hug the postman " ,silly narrow minded people ! ,and stupid owners end of ! Ninja Jane
  • Score: 18

7:53am Fri 5 Sep 14

ShipShape says...

Ninja Jane wrote:
Omg their is some small minded people " huskies close to wolves " how pathetic,i av two huskies and they are the funniest friendliest dogs ever ! ,my husky was attacked badly last yeR by a monster dog ! ,( featured in echo) dont blame the breed blame the owners" mine hug the postman " ,silly narrow minded people ! ,and stupid owners end of !
Did the dog type your post?
[quote][p][bold]Ninja Jane[/bold] wrote: Omg their is some small minded people " huskies close to wolves " how pathetic,i av two huskies and they are the funniest friendliest dogs ever ! ,my husky was attacked badly last yeR by a monster dog ! ,( featured in echo) dont blame the breed blame the owners" mine hug the postman " ,silly narrow minded people ! ,and stupid owners end of ![/p][/quote]Did the dog type your post? ShipShape
  • Score: 7

8:22am Fri 5 Sep 14

Hawthorne says...

Ninja Jane wrote:
Omg their is some small minded people " huskies close to wolves " how pathetic,i av two huskies and they are the funniest friendliest dogs ever ! ,my husky was attacked badly last yeR by a monster dog ! ,( featured in echo) dont blame the breed blame the owners" mine hug the postman " ,silly narrow minded people ! ,and stupid owners end of !
Were you raised by wolves?
[quote][p][bold]Ninja Jane[/bold] wrote: Omg their is some small minded people " huskies close to wolves " how pathetic,i av two huskies and they are the funniest friendliest dogs ever ! ,my husky was attacked badly last yeR by a monster dog ! ,( featured in echo) dont blame the breed blame the owners" mine hug the postman " ,silly narrow minded people ! ,and stupid owners end of ![/p][/quote]Were you raised by wolves? Hawthorne
  • Score: -2

10:20am Fri 5 Sep 14

crystal13 says...

I hope the attacked dog makes a swift recovery and is not psychologically scared by the attack

1) huskies are attacked just the same as any other dog http://www.dailymail
.co.uk/news/article-
2740348/Father-son-f
orced-stab-dog-garde
n-shears-bite-head-a
ttacked-pet.html
2) Although wolf-like in appearance, huskies are no more closely related to wolves than poodles and bulldogs are. so a pure bred Siberian husky or its cousin, the Alaskan Malamute are not related in a way to wolves
3) Dogs must be kept on a lead in designated pedestrian zones and on land where livestock is present. Councils have bye-laws to indicate areas where leashing is required, such as in public parks.

DON'T BLAME THE DOG ...... the owner was not paying attention to the dogs body language, no dog just attacks there are always signals

We only have the owners word that it was a 'white husky ' could well have been an Akita or Samoyd ir even GSD...... it happened quickly and was a very stressful situation .... stress hormones are responsible for negatively affecting memory, an excess of cortisol can impair the ability of the hippocampus to both encode and recall memories.
I hope the attacked dog makes a swift recovery and is not psychologically scared by the attack 1) huskies are attacked just the same as any other dog http://www.dailymail .co.uk/news/article- 2740348/Father-son-f orced-stab-dog-garde n-shears-bite-head-a ttacked-pet.html 2) Although wolf-like in appearance, huskies are no more closely related to wolves than poodles and bulldogs are. so a pure bred Siberian husky or its cousin, the Alaskan Malamute are not related in a way to wolves 3) Dogs must be kept on a lead in designated pedestrian zones and on land where livestock is present. Councils have bye-laws to indicate areas where leashing is required, such as in public parks. DON'T BLAME THE DOG ...... the owner was not paying attention to the dogs body language, no dog just attacks there are always signals We only have the owners word that it was a 'white husky ' could well have been an Akita or Samoyd ir even GSD...... it happened quickly and was a very stressful situation .... stress hormones are responsible for negatively affecting memory, an excess of cortisol can impair the ability of the hippocampus to both encode and recall memories. crystal13
  • Score: 14

10:46am Fri 5 Sep 14

Ninja Jane says...

Those of you cowards with ya childish one line comments ,go do one !
Those of you cowards with ya childish one line comments ,go do one ! Ninja Jane
  • Score: 1

6:00pm Sat 6 Sep 14

TH1966 says...

I AGREE WITH CRYSTAL13. WHITE HUSKIES ARE QUITE RARE AS IS AN ATTACK BY ONE. WHITE AKITA'S ARE FAIRLY POPULAR NOW AND ARE A FIGHTING DOG. SAMOYD ARE GENERALLY ALL WHITE COLOURED. THIS DOG COULD'VE BEEN A CROSS BREED SO BEST NOT TO LABEL IT WITHOUT ACTUALLY KNOWING YOUR BREEDS WELL. I AM OFTEN TOLD I HAVE TWO LOVELY HUSKIES. THEY ARE NOT HUSKIES BUT THEY ARE FURRY AND HAVE MASKING ON THEIR FACE AS DO BORDER COLLIES AND GSD AND A NUMBER OF OTHER BREEDS BUT PEOPLE ASSUME.
I AGREE WITH CRYSTAL13. WHITE HUSKIES ARE QUITE RARE AS IS AN ATTACK BY ONE. WHITE AKITA'S ARE FAIRLY POPULAR NOW AND ARE A FIGHTING DOG. SAMOYD ARE GENERALLY ALL WHITE COLOURED. THIS DOG COULD'VE BEEN A CROSS BREED SO BEST NOT TO LABEL IT WITHOUT ACTUALLY KNOWING YOUR BREEDS WELL. I AM OFTEN TOLD I HAVE TWO LOVELY HUSKIES. THEY ARE NOT HUSKIES BUT THEY ARE FURRY AND HAVE MASKING ON THEIR FACE AS DO BORDER COLLIES AND GSD AND A NUMBER OF OTHER BREEDS BUT PEOPLE ASSUME. TH1966
  • Score: 2
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