A New Hampshire man and his dog are both recovering today from a vicious attack by a pit bull and an American Stafford-shire terrier in their own yard a few days ago.
The Dow family was home in the morning when the attack started and I am betting out of pure instinct Mr. Dow dove into the middle of the dog attack saving his dog Izzy from certain death at the hands of two vicious pack behaving animals.
As usual this is yet another case of piss poor pet owners. 43-year-old Scott Lewis is the owner of these two dogs and police say they have had trouble from them before. Looks like the need to stiffen the laws there in N.H. to put a stop to idiots like Scott Lewis from poorly raising and supervising his vicious dogs without any real repercussions.
Quite frankly an eye for an eye or in this case hand for a hand should be in order. Those dogs bit his hand all up so he should be able to take a hammer to Scott Lewis’ hand and maybe then people will start to get the picture. for those that think I am insane, well you may be right ;P
But with all of the people killed, maimed and flat out tore up in dog attacks something drastic has got to be done with lousy dog owners and to be clear this is all Scott Lewis’ fault not his dogs. They are just being dogs. He is the dumb ass that had them to start with and didn’t properly control them.
To read about ways you can protect yourself from an aggressive dog check out a blog posting I did about this a while back.
You can read the news story about this attack here http://www.wmur.com/r/29609991/detail.html.
A 21 year old woman in Pennsylvania used her Pepper Spray to fight off a man who tried to attacker her while she was out jogging. I bet she was very happy to have had been carrying her self defense spray on this day for sure!
You can read the whole story here http://www.abc27.com/story/15901989/jogger-pepper-sprayed-man-who-grabbed-her-police-say.
It just goes to show although you may believe it will never happen to you for less than $20 you can help to ensure that if it does happen you can defend yourself instead of being a helpless victim. Seems like a no-brainer to me! See you jogging Pepper Spray choices here.
Learning the best way to guard yourself from an aggressive dog could save your life one day since more people are killed by vicious dogs each year and the numbers don’t seem to be reducing. Depending on where you live there may be laws holding the owner criminally answerable for a dog attack but that does zero for you or your loved ones if you are maimed or killed during an attack.
Thankfully we have various diverse ways for you to protect yourself from dogs and you simply need to make a decision which one is the best choice for you.
o Dog Pepper Spray – It was expressly designed to work on all canine animal breeds. Even though the effects are not unending it will cause horrible pain to the dog as their sense of smell is more keen than ours so the effects on the nose of the dog will be even worse than it is on a human nose. To counteract the effects the dog will need to have the sprayed areas rinsed with water or the effects will fade in about 30 minutes if left untreated. Although not designed for use on humans it is quite effective and can be used to help defend you from a human assailant as well.
o Bear Spray – If you are someone who likes to camp or hike in outdoor areas that may contain bears or other animals you may want to get a bear repellent pepper spray. This product is intended to work on a Grizzly Bear and it is also extremely effective on dogs and humans. This once again gives you protection from many types of possible attackers and all in one handy device.
With just a little effort on your part you can easily protect yourself from attacking dogs and if you pick the right weapon it can also protect yourself from human attackers.
Learning how to defend yourself from an aggressive dog may well save your life one day seeing as more people are killed or maimed by vicious dogs every year and the figures don’t seem to be dropping. Depending on where you live there may be laws holding the owner criminally answerable for a dog attack but that does zero for you or your loved ones if you are maimed or killed during an attack.
With all of that said, thankfully we have many options of self-protective weapons from which to select in an attempt to stay safe.
o Mace Dog Pepper Spray – This is basically . It was specifically intended to work on all canine animal breeds. Though the effects are not permanent it will cause horrible pain to the dog as their sense of smell is more acute than ours so the effects on the nose of the dog will be even worse than it is on a human nose. To counter the effects the dog will need to have the sprayed areas flushed with water or the effects will fade in about 30 minutes if left untreated. Even though not designed for use on humans it is quite effective and can be used to help protect you from a human attacker as well.
o Ultrasonic Repeller – This will be the most humane, yet effective device on this list. It uses a extremely loud 130db ultrasonic sound as well as intense flashing lights to scare off a dog from up to forty feet away. Being ultrasonic, humans cannot hear the high pitched sound but dogs sure can! There is no permanent damage done to the dog but it will want to get as far away as possible. Because the sound leaves the device out of the front in a cone shaped pattern your dog will hear it but not be as effected as the aggressive dog will be getting the full cone of sound.
o Retractable Steel Baton – This item can serve a dual purpose as it will work to help protect you from both dogs and humans alike. The retractable steel baton is very effective and easy to carry on you as it comes with a holster so you can position it on your side. With a simple flip of the wrist you now have increased your reach by 16, 21 or even 26 inches depending on which length baton you make your mind up to carry.
While you may not want to injure an animal or person for that matter, if it comes down to letting them to maim or kill you or you hurting them then the choice is easy.