Lot-et-Garonne: a man injured by a dog leads to the closure of a bridge in Villeneuve-sur-Lot

An unusual incident paralyzed road traffic to the west of the bastide this Thursday morning, October 27.

It was around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 27, the owner of a German shepherd was walking him on the Basterou bridge in Villeneuve-sur-Lot. A seemingly straying pit bull came their way and the two dogs quickly – and violently – clashed. While trying to separate them, the owner was bitten without anyone knowing, according to witnesses, by which animal.

The injured was quickly taken care of by National Police officers and then by firefighters, while a municipal police patrol temporarily blocked access to the bridge in both directions. The two dogs were taken to the Beauséjour clinic by the hygiene and health services of the town hall of Villeneuve-sur-Lot. They were to be examined by a veterinarian and undergo a behavioral evaluation.

Specific regulations govern the possession of so-called “dangerous” dogs such as the pit bull or the mastiff. It implies the possession of an aptitude permit and stipulates that the owner must maintain control of his animal in all circumstances.

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