Pleasanton Weekly

Opinion - August 12, 2011

Letters

Dog attack heroes

Dear Editor,

A very sincere thank you to the people who came to my rescue on July 20 as I walked our mini schnauzer Buffy, on First Street. We were attacked by two large loose dogs. Several people stopped their cars to help. Special thanks to the gentleman from Me & My Friends Restaurant. Extra special thanks to the gentleman who stopped his car and managed to pull the most aggressive dog off. I had to get away from the situation, and he had his daughter run after me to see if I was OK. My faith in humanity has been restored. God bless.

Bernice Poli

Blood drive success

Dear Editor,

Thanks for your help in publicizing our very successful month of Inter-Faith Blood Drives. Our blood drive in Pleasanton was the final one in the drives organized by the Oakland Diocese of the Catholic Church and the leadership of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Oakland, which included one at the Islamic Society of the East Bay.

Nearly 1,500 pints of blood were donated during the month of July, and our drive was one of the more successful with 72 pints donated. Unfortunately the drive in Menlo Park was cancelled due to an auto accident in which several Red Cross workers going to the event were injured.

The Red Cross leaders were very pleased with our drive and workers were kept busy throughout the day. Thanks to all who helped so much to make this drive a big success and for giving the gift of life.

Ken Mano, Inter-Faith Blood Drive Coordinator

Comments

Posted by Laury, a resident of Laguna Vista
on Jan 26, 2013 at 10:29 pm

Very interesting that dog attacks are not reported. Mine was recently killed by a German Shepherd. The only reports I find on the internet are about Pit bulls. I attended a vicious dog hearing and the dog is back with her family with stipulations to have training and wear a muzzle. I felt bad for her family but I also wonder why we only hear about Pit bulls. My little Canine Good Citizen Chihuahua didn't deserve to lose his life that way. I am very confused about why only Pitties are targeted as being vicious. My dog and I were walking calmly, and ambushed.


Posted by Ptown native, a resident of Stoneridge
on Jan 28, 2013 at 8:45 am

Did the attack dogs owner come forth?
Or are the dogs at large? Did anyone
call Animal Control? Hope the person and
the little dog are ok.


Posted by Pet Owner, a resident of West of Foothill
on Jan 29, 2013 at 9:28 pm

Laury, I am so sorry you lost your pet because the irresponsible owner of the Shepard failed to keep his dog from killing yours. I agree incidents of AmStaff (pit bulls) and their irresponsible owners make the news. There are many breeds that naturally have the prey-drive that Shepards, AmStaffs, and many other breeds possess. Owners of these breeds need special training and their dogs needs special training. I happen to own a high prey dog and he has never had an incident, but I know what he is capable of so I take precautions and never let my guard down. So far, he has been tolerant of small dogs, kids, and our cat.

Again, sorry for your loss. There are many deserving dogs who need rescue, perhaps you can find it in your heart to bring one home and enjoy that companionship once again.

My other dog is a Chihuahua that I love and he is so tiny. I know that if a large dog got a hold of him it would be over fast. He was recently chased by my neighbors dog who looked like he would have killed him. Chico ran so fast all over the yard that the other dogs couldn't catch him. The other dog then proceed to clamped down on my other dogs back and tore into him. He spent the night in the hospital and two weeks recouperating from the injuries.

Be well.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Feb 5, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Not everybody should have a dog. Especially folks who fail to keep their dogs from attacking other dogs and killing them.

very sad...very sad indeed...


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