Reason for attack by stray dogs may be revenge: Vet
SAKARYAStray dogs who were recently filmed destroying a local man’s car may have been doing so out of a sense of revenge, according to the Chair of the Chamber of Veterinary in Sakarya, where the incident occurred.
Mustafa Yıldız made the comments after viewing the surveillance camera footage of the incident, saying the purpose of the attack might have been punishment.
“A dog is observed leading the pack. Other dogs obey that one and attack. A similar car might have crashed into one of their friends and they might have acted with the motivation of revenge,” he said, noting that dogs can have psychological issues.
Yıldız said people were unaware of such problems, finding them abnormal.
Yıldız also said the dogs might have smelled meat, leading them to destroy local man Cem Acar’s car in Sakarya.
Shocked to find his car bumper damaged, Acar called the police after initially thinking the incident was an attempted theft.
However, surveillance camera footage later revealed that the damage was a result of the attack by stray dogs in the industrial estate where the car was parked.
Acar said the total cost of the repairs was almost 5,000 Turkish Liras.
Acar suggested that the attack might have occurred when the dogs pursued a cat hiding under the car.
“But we cannot see any cat in the footage,” he said, while adding that he would not be lodging any official complaint about the dogs.