STOMPer Rachel was livid when she found out her mother was left to fend for herself after being bitten by a dog at a park in Hougang. Apparently, the dog owner just left with his pet after the attack and didn't bother checking to see if the elderly woman was ok.
STOMPer Rachel wrote:
"At about 6pm yesterday (Apr 18), my 90-year-old mum went to a park near Park Villas Terrace (off Poh Huat Road West) for a walk and was attacked by a dog!
"The dog bit her on her arm, causing her to fall.
"She warded off the dog with her walking stick before the dog owner pulled it away & walked off without checking on my mum's state or even offering to help.
"My poor mum was left helpless on the ground, unable to get up until a female passerby helped her.
"She walked home in pain as she was bleeding, and with great difficulty as she had also hurt her back & rear from the fall.
"Her arm was badly bruised & there are two gashes on her lower-left arm, one of them 4cm long.
"My mum cannot identify this dog owner outright but she did provide us a rough description of the owner & his dog.
"He is a young man in his 20s, his dog is large and with fairly long fur that is golden brown in colour.
"From her description, it sounds like the pet was a golden retriever.
"We can't believe anyone could be so irresponsible and uncaring towards others, especially the elderly -- considering it was his dog which caused the injury!
"If anyone has witnessed this incident, or know of a man with a golden brown dog that fits this description, please contact us."
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