A 35 year old man and a 30 year old woman were admitted to Alicante General Hospital yesterday after being bitten by a dog. The wounds are described as serious and the owner of the dog faces prosecution even though one of the victims was his daughter.
The man was working clearing the garden in the rural cottage just outside Alicante when the dog became very aggressive, broke free from the rope that was holding it and bite his right leg and left forearm. The daughter tried to stop the dog and she too was bitten several times on her leg and arm.
The two of them tried to escape by getting into a van but the dog managed to follow them and bite the man again on his right foot. Finally they managed to escape and called the security forces. Eight policemen along with members of the Canine Unit arrived and managed to sedate the dog which has now been impounded.
The dog in question has been described as a cross breed and was five years old. Presumably, it was being used a a guard dog by the owner and so was only doing what it was supposed to.
Certain breeds of dogs have a naturally aggressive nature and no matter how placid they may seem to be, there is always the possibility of them turning nasty. There are countless cases of people being attacked and in some cases killed by so called pets. Pit bull terriers, Staffordshire bull terriers, Rottweilers etc, I would not trust any of them. I’m even wary of some German Shepherds.