Wellesley animal control officer Sue Webb is trying to find out who owns a pair of Bernese Mountain dogs, one of which reportedly got overly exuberent and knocked down a woman at Centennial Reservation on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at around 3pm. As it turns out, the woman broke a leg.
According to Webb, the dogs were walked by a woman and man, one of which repeatedly asked the fallen woman if she was OK and was told yes, perhaps because she was in shock. But the woman did indeed turn out to be injured and found she could not bear weight on her leg after the dog walkers left the scene.
Webb says the incident serves as a reminder that even friendly dogs can cause injuries. She’s working to have a veterinarian give a talk in the near future about dog behavior, especially when dogs are off leash. She says there have been increased occurrences of dogs biting each other in town of late.
A group in Natick, by the way, is pushing for an off-leash dog park in that town.