Vicious dogs spoil trail



Gypsy, my lively 15-year-old border collie cross, and I were walking on the Sunnyside-Chaster Connector trail two weeks ago when she was attacked by two large off-leash dogs. They came running from an adjacent trail, jumped on her, pushed her down and bit her. She managed to escape and ran home with me after her. I realized she had a large deep puncture wound and took her to the vet the following day where she was immediately scheduled for surgery. Complications with the wound necessitated a second surgery. She is now recovering but still has occasional tremors and refuses to go back on the Chaster trail. This has been an expensive and traumatizing experience for both of us. That trail was one of our favourite daily walks and is used by many dog walkers, families with small children and young students coming and going to Cedar Grove school. It is unfortunate it was the scene of such a brutal attack.

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Joan Fallis, Gibsons

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