A Montecito Heights resident named Pat and his wife were walking their dog near the hilltop lake at Debs Park late Monday afternoon when two off-leash dogs pounced on their pet. The owner the two dogs stood by without offering to help. Here’s what happened:
“Our 30 pound dog was attacked in Debs Park [Monday] around 5:30 by two larger dogs that were off-leash — a large black lab and a medium sized fluffy blonde mix. While these dogs had our small dog pinned down, their owner, a large Caucasian man in his fifties with bushy salt-and-pepper beard and hair, stood by, motionless despite our please for help. He never offered to step in as both my wife and I jumped in to to separate the animals; worse, he did not even apologize. When I asked him for his info he said ‘f**k off, it’s none of your business.’”
Pat, who took a photo of the man’s dogs, said his animal seemed OK but will be checked out by a veterinarian later this week. In the meantime, he wanted other Debs Park dog walkers to watch out.