Warning after dogs jump on runner in Beecraigs

If dogs spoil your walk in park, alert park staff immediately
If dogs spoil your walk in park, alert park staff immediately
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Dog owners who use Beecraigs Country park are being reminded of their responsibilities when walking their dogs.

The warning came after three dogs who were running free jumped on a local runner in the park on Monday.

While the woman suffered only scratches, it is feared the outcome could have been worse had it been a child.

The woman, who asked not to be named, said: “I was attacked by three dogs off their leads at Beecraigs.

“The two female dog owners did nothing about their dogs chasing and jumping on me, simply saying they were ‘only playing’.

“Well when they draw blood I’m pretty sure they’re no longer playing!”

A West Lothian Council spokesman said: “We would advise any visitor who is involved in an incident such as this to contact park staff.

“We encourage all dog owners to take responsibility for their dogs and their behaviour when visiting public places.

“If park staff are made aware of any dog owners being irresponsible, they will speak to the owners and, if required, may call for police assistance.

“We have not been contacted by the lady who was involved in this incident, but would ask her to contact Beecraigs Visitor Centre on 01506 844516 to give whatever information she can to help identify the dog owner.

“Park staff can then speak direct with the dog owner.”