I had a horrifying scare a little bit ago. My daughter called me while she was walking her neighborhood, a normal thing, and all of a sudden I hear her screaming and a dog bark. She is screaming and all I could think of was to tell her to run. Luckily the dog only grabbed hold of her jacket and pulled her to the ground. It released the jacket and she got away, maybe because the owner called it.
She called the police, who sent animal control. Here's where I lose my shit. The dog attacked someone earlier this year, but because my daughter was "only" pulled to the ground they couldn't do anything. Mind you, the dog was unsecure in an unfenced yard and she was walking down the other side of the street. The helplessness I felt was crushing. She is so lucky.
I left out the breed up top so as not to bias thoughts. It was a pit bull. I don't want to hear about how sweet they are, it is all about the owner, blah blah. That breed of dog, along with others, has a propensity for aggression that needs extra attention paid to the training and secure handling.