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Knee Problems Because of Unleashed Dog

Updated on July 7, 2013

Unleashed dogs are a hazard.

Ready, aim, crash into human's knee!
Ready, aim, crash into human's knee! | Source

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If you are like me, you love dogs and animals in general. Still, they must be trained or the alternative can be bad. The dog may injure someone or someone's animal putting you at the end of a lawsuit.

My own knee aches at this instant because of an unleashed dog in Denver's Cheesman Park. I was walking a roommate's dog there on a Saturday when I was off work. The ex-roommate's dog was a 70 pound husky. This dog, Max, was very ill trained by my ex-roommate. Max had two complaints filed with animal control and was on his last chance--one more incident would have made the mandate that Max be put down.

While walking Max at the park, I broke into a run, since he was a young dog with lots of energy and I was into exercising rigorously. We approached a group of people at the side of the trail in the park we ran on.

Suddenly, a small dog shot out of the group of people unleashed.

Now, being a very ill-trained dog, Max began to chase the little dog, which should not have been unleashed anyway. I had let Max out out the adjustable leash we had about six feet. Max spiraled around me out six feet as I tried to get the unruly dog under control. In a few seconds, he crashed straight on into the outside of my left knee, leaving me unable to walk, holding the leash on a smaller dog.

Amazingly, the crowd of Cheesman dog-owners or otherwise friends (fiends) dispersed giving me no help. Of course, the person who owned the dog would not want the liability if I were to find out who it was. The others probably did not want to get involved.

A kindly soul who had been jogging around the park gave me assistance. The pain was so bad, I lost my lunch, but held on to the pup with the assistance of the kindly soul.

This kindly soul helped me get Max home with me limping all the way. I had a lot of trouble the next several days.

A doctor's visit told me I had ligament damage, which is actually worse than a broken bone. He said that he could not specify the damage to a particular time. (I had been one of these fools who did high-impact aerobics at a previous part of my life.)

Still, I remain vigilant against anti-social dogs. I carry pepper spray to ward off such animals, yet I know that it is poor human training that causes all of this.

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      Laura Deibel 6 years ago from Aurora

      Yes. Alarmingly, there was a group there talking when this incident took place. They dispersed quickly, not wanting to get involved.

      A jogger helped me limp out of the park.

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      Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

      Hi, that must have been really painful, I know just what you mean, you see a dog coming at you, what do you do? I tend to stand there and hope it won't bash straight into me, but I think If I run it will make it worse, but to be hit by a dog is appalling, the owner should have helped, nell

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      Laura Deibel 6 years ago from Aurora

      Yes, lots of beaureacratic stuff, I hear.

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      Laura Deibel 6 years ago from Aurora

      Thanks, I'll check that info. ljdeibel@gmail.com

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      Bella DonnaDonna 6 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      My knee was trashed in simlar way. Waiting for disability is insain. At least I can do somethng seated, if helped.

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      Debby Bruck 6 years ago

      Dear Laura ~ What a devastating story, to end up feeling this way, due to unleashed unruly pets running loose at the park. A number of homeopathic remedies may assist the healing of your knee. I see you have moved from Denver, but you have no contact info here on Hubpages. You may check my profile and send me a message. I also just read about your 'Question' concerning clickbank. I'd be happy to speak with you. Debby

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      Laura Deibel 6 years ago from Aurora

      So I am a prisoner in my own park? I just don't know and don't play hockey.

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      Orest Serwas 6 years ago

      I would recommend wearing knee guards when you're at the park---kind of like the ones hockey players use.

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