A few weeks ago, my dog was attacked by an un-leashed Jack Russell Terrier, with an expired Rabies vaccination, while he was golng "number 1" on their neighbor's mailbox.
Here's me and Hund, exactly where this went down, the house in the background is where their mini van was, A 115 FEET run!!!
While the JRT was running the ~115 feet @ ~25MPH, the owner apologized 6 or 7 times.
I didn't think much about it... ...A Jack Russell going up against my German Shepard.
I measured the distance today and my estimate was way off, it wasn't 60 feet, it's actually 115 feet.
I expected the JRT to stop 4-6 feet, like most non-aggreassive dogs will do, wagging the tail, and sometimes pouncing on the ground, to see if my dog wanted to play.
Instead, the JRT ran right up, and grabbed my dog by the neck. Within a second, my dog had the JRT on it's back. I didn't want the little dog to get hurt, so as soon as I realized what was going on, I gave my dog the release command, and Hund instantly released the dog.
When they got their dog back, the apologies finally ended, and then they started yelling at me:
"we've had a death in the family, and now this..."
To which I replied; maybe you should have leash on your dog...
At this point, I was going to secure my dog, and have a look at the wound. I'vw had dogs for over 30 years, and I was willing to help them with first aid.
This is when the son started cursing at me, and saying how he's going to f**k me up, and the whole time he was cradling the dog.
This is when I walked home... My mom was on a one week visit, and she could tell how upset I was.
My dog was fine, but I was upset, that there was a dog fight, regardless of if my dog was hurt or not... I'm doing my best, to keep my dog from becoming aggresive.
Now I'm getting sued for $2002 plus court costs...
My dog has a current rabies vaccination, he was on a leash, and he immedietly released the dog when I told him to.
I'm proud of my dog, he did everything right, when he could of easily killed that dog.
Any suggestions on how I should proceed?