16 Dec '11, 5am

Stray dogs attack Punggol jogger: report #Singapore

Ferrals can be wild. In a pack, they can be fearsome. Much as I like dogs and cats, I will steer clear such a big pack. If I live in an area where there is a pack running around, I will arm myself with a big stick as a deterrent and be prepared to use it but I know I must remain calm to have the upperhand. I will move slower and not fast because you don't know how they read your movements whether they see us as confronting or retreating. Either way depending on the status of the dog in the pack it can either attack or do nothing. I will take pains not to be caught in a position where I cannot defend myself. It always pays to have a healthy respect for animals. This is a situation where AVA must come in and round up the strays and break the pack. Shelters can take them in if they want to but these will need a lot of work domesticating, they are not like the lost or abandone...

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