Tips from the Lakewood Police Department: What To Do When Encountering a Loose Dog

Earlier this week, TLS reported about a young teen who was chased and injured by a loose dog.

Following the post, TLS was inundated with messages from residents in that area who have been chased by the same dog. The messages were forwarded to the LPD.

Police have since responded to the home and are taking measures to ensure the incidents do not occur again.

TLS also asked the Lakewood Police Department to issue guidance for residents who have similar encounters.

See below.

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  1. A Tip From A Lakewood Canine: What To Do When Encountering A Loose Dog
    Upon reading the LPD’s guidance on how to handle a loose dog, veteran Lakewood canine and longtime canine-community activist, Spotty Barkerfeld, issued the following statement to the local news media:
    “With all due to respect to the LPD, I truly believe that human beings are the most qualified creatures on Earth to offer guidance on how to deal with untethered and unshackled humans. However, when it comes to offering guidance on how to deal with untethered dogs, especially agressive dogs who have a propensity to chase down innocent, non-threatening human beings, I believe that individuals like me from the canine community are most suited for the task.”
    “Hence, I’d like to offer all of humanity, including the human community of Lakewood, the following tip that will resolve the ‘Loose Dog’ crisis in one fell swoop.”
    “As one who’s had the good fortune of being a canine his entire life, I can honestly tell you that there’s nothing that gladdens my heart more than chomping down on a juicy, delicious, sumptuous piece steak.”
    “Hence, my advice to humans, including my good buddies in the human community of Lakewood, is to keep a juicy piece of steak on you at all times, and the moment you spot a dog in hot pursuit of you, wave the steak in front of his eyes, and then let the steak fall to the ground. I can assure you that the dog will immediately halt its pursuit of you and focus all of its attention on the juicy piece of steak.”
    “For those of you who’ve expressed concerns that offering steaks to the canine community will only embolden and encourage the terrorists within the canine community to further intimidate human beings, in order to extract more and more pieces of steaks from the human community, you have my bark of honor that this will not happen.”
    Mr. Barkerfeld then concluded his statement by “wishing all of the human race a safe and bite-free Summer.”

  2. While I find that people who leave their dogs run off leash outside of their own property a real problem and not only an issue of concern for the safety of people who may be chased ,but also it puts the animal at risk of being hit by a car ,that is a total lack responsibility of being a pet owner, as to those who are promoting poisoning of an animal shame on you for such an evil suggestion, that falls into animal cruelty and you can be held labile for that

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