Dog attack at Pinebluff Lake leaves couple, pet injured

What should have been a beautiful day for families to enjoy Pinebluff Lake turned into a near tragedy when a dog and its owners were attacked by another dog that was off-leash nearby on Thursday evening. 

According to officials, an older couple was walking their small dog on a leash by the side of the lake when a large dog charged at them and attacked their dog. The woman was knocked to the ground, and the man was bitten on the hand while trying to save their dog.

Bystanders called 911 and rushed to their aid. The owners of the large white dog were able to grab their dog and put it back on its lead.

Witnesses at the scene reported that the large dog had initially been on a leash at the beach area, but the leash was removed at some point. They said the large dog was fine until it saw the smaller dog across the lake and “went tearing after it.” 

The smaller dog was injured but is expected to recover. Pinebluff Fire Department first responders treated the dog’s owners, who were later examined by EMS. They were not transported to the hospital.

Meanwhile, the owners of the large dog left the scene. Bystanders captured a video of the owners leaving with their dog, and law enforcement identified the vehicle. According to Pinebluff Police Lt. Daniel Thomas, the owner of the aggressive dog will be charged with a leash law violation.

Pinebluff Fire & Rescue, Moore County EMS, and Pinebluff Police Department responded to the incident.

Sandhills_Sentinel~Article and photo by Sandhills Sentinel Publisher B.J. Goodridge.

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