He busted my dog's face open in revenge for her barking at him?! Edit with pics Update~
I took some advice today and went out and bought two 15 ft tie out lead lines. This way the girls can go outside and have some freedom but still be leashed. Me or dh will of course be supervising them the whole time. *Sigh of relief*... this is the best I felt in days!
Emily before and after. Sorry about the quality. I had to take a picture of the computer screen.
I wanted to put this down so I don't forget anything when it comes time to make my report to the humane society. *Emily is a Jack Russel mix (about the size of a big cat) and Lilly is a Lab mix*
Wednesday the 4th at 10:30 pm.
14yo dd let our dogs outside to go potty. (We live in apartments that have a gated, shared courtyard) Everyone of us who owns dogs does this. Some minutes later our new neighbors (of only 5 days) approach the gate from the alley. Our dogs bark at them, dd apologizes then dd shoos them away from the gate and holds them while the family walks upstairs. More minutes later another man approaches the gate. The dogs bark again, dd apologies, again grabbing the dogs away and restrained them while the man walks upstairs. During this time, the father who is upstairs the whole time starts swearing and yelling, "Aye!" "What the Fuck!" Repeatedly. *Note* The dogs always bark at new people.
After everyone is upstairs dd lets the dogs go. They play for a few minutes longer then dd tries to get the dogs back in the house. They run around playfully and don't listen. So dd turns to go ask dh to get them. As she walks away she sees the dad walking down the stairs holding something shiny. *Edit*(we found out it was a socket wrench) She sticks her head in the door to ask dh to come out when we hear a sharp yelp. She turned around in time to see the man walk back upstairs. Our dogs come running to the door. Emily's face is busted open, blood is pouring down.
I walked upstairs to ask what happened. The man was very agitated and accused my dogs of attacking his family. He said he wouldn't be calm about that and he would do whatever he needed to to protect them.
In essence, he walked down stairs with the sole intention of hurting my dog because she barked at his family. She wasn't posing a threat, then or now but he didn't care.
Eta: We ended up taking her to emergency care. She needed 5 stitched to close the deep gash on her face.