Watch out fellow cyclists – Pit Bull Terrier dog attack in Dunkirk Road Panmure.
Wednesday this week (16/10/2010) Greg and I were one of the best rides ever, out to Maraetai beach and back to town when our idyllic world was destroyed by a vicious attack by a pit bull terrier out side 47 Dunkirk St, Panmure.
The dog approached fast barking from 20 meters away from across the road, nothing new, but then it attacked the bike, knocking both Greg and I to the ground. It hit that fast all I remember was the awful crushing sound of bike, lyrca and flesh hitting the road.
Greg’s bike is a complete right off, split in two by the impact, I catapulted into the road with the end result a broken collar-bone and crushed helmet, Greg has a severe case of gravel rash.
Thank god the owners at least called the dog away, leaving us wounded on the road, not that they hung around to face ambulance and police.
Animal control services are now after the owner “maori” who was walking with two females and a push chair. The dog Tan/Beige Pit Ball Terrier.
Animal control can be contacted email@example.com 09-360 0750
Cyclists and Kids – Please be careful down Dunkirk road and surrounds of Panmure. This loacation is on the popular airport loop circuit.
Rouge dogs and irresponsible dog owners need to be dealt with, imagine if we had been a child on their way to school.
Thanks to the kind owner of 47 Dunkirk st, who offered Greg and I something to drink, shame were in a state of shock and said – no we’re fine. Likewise thanks to the kind support of st Johns Ambulance and the kind people at A&E Auckland central.