Dol-de-Bretagne: the trauma of two walkers violently bitten by a dog

On Mireille’s legs a few days after she was bitten by a dog in Dol-de-Bretagne. © DR

It was a beautiful June day. Ideal for a bike ride on country trails.

Mireille (first name) had left to roll with her companion around Dol-de-Bretagne (Ille-et-Vilaine). An accomplished sportswoman, the very young retiree swims every day and runs very regularly.

The German Shepherd jumps on him

That day, she couldn’t imagine having to put her athlete’s day in parentheses for long weeks. The fault lies with a dog that suddenly attacked her as the couple was quietly crossing a hamlet in Dol.

they German Shepherd arose on the other side of the road to bite her violently on the calf. It will be his cries that will eventually drive his four-legged assailant away. A neighbor, a firefighter, will be in charge of first aid on the spot before Mireille is transferred to the hospital.

Skin graft

His calf is then nothing more than a pile of flesh open to the open air. One skin graft will be required. Turnkey two beautiful scars of several centimeters.

“She was very athletic. It’s over “

In front of him the court of Saint-Malo this Tuesday, June 7, 2022, his lawyer Pierre Stichelbaut is trying to make the judge understand the serious consequences of this bite.

For two months, a nurse came to her house every day to treat her. My client was very sporty. It’s all over. She still feels the pain today. “

Mireille also developed a blue fear of dogs. She has been consulting a psychologist since she was two years old. Her doctor prescribed her an antidepressant treatment.

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“When I hear barking, I’m scared”

A few minutes later, in front of the same court, another retiree came to testify at the bar. She also walked quietly in the Dol-de-Bretagne campaign. Passing the same hamlet, a German Shepherd dog (the investigation could not prove that it was the same animal, ed.) Attacked him by surprise. The walker was violently bitten on the hand and thigh. As he removed his fangs, the dog left a “deep wound” behind him, revealing sharp tendons.

The victim, who was struggling to contain her tears, told the court how the assault had changed her.

“I am just shocked. I, who have always loved beasts, am afraid today when I hear a dog barking ”.

“What if it was a child”

If she filed a complaint, she said, it was not because of the use of her hand that she “recovered 80 percent” but “because I was attacked in a busy place.” Families come for a walk with their babies. Kids are learning to ride bikes here. If a child had been strangled as I was bitten by the hand, he would not be here today. ”

4 months suspended and animal confiscated

It will be learned at the hearing that the German shepherd, clearly identified during the first assault, was not vaccinated against rabies and had already “pinched” another walker according to his owner, who was absent from court. We will also learn that the mayor had issued an order requesting a behavioral examination of the dog.

The court sentenced the pet owner to 4 months probation for involuntary manslaughter. The court confiscated his German shepherd and forbade him to own a new animal before the age of five.

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