A couple of ladies were chased and attacked by a German Shepherd dog while out on their walk yesterday morning. The report I have is that this dog was not properly chained and the animal has been observed to move around freely in Glenmarie Cove without proper supervision (meaning, not leashed).
One of the ladies was pinned to the ground and had to undergo a medical checkup. She is alright but bruised nonetheless. I dread to think of the trauma caused to a child in similar circumstances.
We have also received complaints of dogs being allowed to roam freely in the enclosed backyard of homes and are prone to charging at passersby. One resident is particularly concerned that such a dog behind his home might actually jump over the fence.
Be mindful of the well-being of your neighbours or they may well invoke the relevant authorities. You get to kiss your dog goodbye, however, in the extreme.
There have been a number of reported cases of fierce dogs like the Alsatian or Rottweiler having caused serious injury, even death, to innocent bystanders. So please make sure the dog is properly leashed and under the control of someone who can handle the dog well when it is eager to sink its teeth in human flesh. I know some residents would pounce at me if I do not want remind dog owners to bring along the necessary equipment to remove the mess that may be deposited by your dog.