Scott McDowell said his 13-year-old daughter and 14-year-old son were walking their dogs, a Pomeranian named Patrick and a Great Pyrenees named Max, in an off-leash dog park near Millican-Ogden outdoor swimming pool in southeast Calgary.
On Monday afternoon, they came across three pit bulls that were on leashes being handled by one man.
McDowell’s dogs approached the pit bulls when they were attacked.
“They (the pit bulls) went nuts,” McDowell said.
“The owner of the other three dogs would pull one dog off, and maybe another, but he had to let them go to grab the third and they’d pounce back on,” he said....
The man walking the other three dogs, Stephen Jaquish, says he owns one of the pit bulls and was dog-sitting the other two.
He said it was horrible to watch the attack, and suggests his dogs were provoked.
Who in their right mind takes three dogs (never mind three of a known aggressive breed) to an off-leash dog park and expects to be able to control them? And the dogs were provoked? Can't take responsibility for your own stupidity? Come on! Why were they on leashes if they were such good dogs?