Verneuil-sur-Avre. Attacked by a dog in front of her house at night

The woman couldn’t make out the dog in the night ©Photo d’illustration Adobe stock.

The attack lasted only a few seconds but she is not ready to forget it. Saturday, October 22, 2022shortly before 11 p.m., a 49-year-old woman left her job in the restaurant industry to return to her home on rue du Moulin aux Malades in Verneuil-sur-Avre (Eure).

As usual, she pulls her car into her garage, comes out, when suddenly she feels something. [lui] fall on it”.

It was dark

“I couldn’t see anything (even if the public lighting isn’t off yet at that time, editor’s note), because it’s always dark in front of my house at night. But hearing a growl, I understood that it was a dog that was jumping on me, rather big, since I fell on the ground, ”says the woman.

She feels the passage of a paw on her face, struggles to try to free herself and succeeds, with a good kick, in pushing the mastiff away.

“I then got up to go close the barrier of my courtyard without wasting time. Fortunately, because the dog came back to me before being stopped by the gate in which he typed before leaving. I had it raised so that my little dog couldn’t run away, so I did well because it prevented the mastiff from crossing my barrier, ”she sighs.

Assessment of the attack, a big fright and a wound on his slightly swollen right cheekbone. “I was still lucky, it wasn’t too serious, I was able to treat myself and disinfect myself,” she relativizes.

The worst avoided

Except that two centimeters higher, it is his eye that could have been affected! “Then if I hadn’t been able to push him away or if he had been a kid or a vulnerable person in my place, what would have happened?” she asks herself.

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Having alerted the municipal police to her misadventure, the woman also sends a message of caution. “Let people be careful when they go home, especially at night, because it’s not the first time I’ve seen stray dogs in my neighborhood.”

And, it should be remembered, letting your dog roam on the public highway, without a leash, is prohibited. The masters therefore incur a fine. On good terms…

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