In January 2001, something terrible happened in my neighborhood. I can guarantee you heard about it. A 33-year-old woman, just coming back to her apartment with groceries, was brutally – and fatally – mauled by her neighbor’s two dogs.
I never met Diane Whipple, but what happened to her could have happened to me. Literally.
As a dog “parent”, and someone who spends much of my time out and about in San Francisco with my trusty furball sidekick, the idea that a dog could do such a thing horrified me.
What horrified me more was learning that I had actually encountered these animals, and had things gone differently, I could have suffered a similar fate.
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