Though we love them like members of our families, dogs are animals. And like any animal, a dog can get “spooked” for reasons their owner can’t see or explain.
For example, a gentleman in Bonita Springs was walking to watch a Florida State basketball game at a friend’s house when a car suddenly backfired. A dog that was sitting on the front porch of the house the man was walking past jumped up, startled, and ran toward the man.
Moments later, the dog’s owner came rushing out of her house when she heard the man screaming at the dog, “Get off!” The dog had latched onto his calf and refused to let go. 20 stitches later, the man still needs physical therapy to rebuild the muscle in his calf. The dog’s owner said it had never attacked anyone before and wouldn’t even leave the yard when not secured on a leash.