Little Girl, I am sorry I failed you!

All I would like to avoid is something like this happening to a little girl in my neighbourhood.
Kelly Voigt after dog attack 4-22-99

 

But let’s get things started from the beginning. On my daily bike commute I had to stop for a red light. I saw a dog,  greeted him, said hi, how are you? He looked friendly enough. The lights turned green, the dog followed me. Did not think much of it but then happp, she bit me and bit me hard.

dog bite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The guards from the MUNICIPALIDAD that were near where it happened knew who the dog belongs to. “It’s from the guards of the condominio they said”. Right away I made a statement to Seguridad Ciudadana and they knew the dog.

After that I went to hospital, got 2 shots of vaccination and have to follow a strict plan for Rabies Vaccination. I must have a total of 6 shots :(
To state it mildly I am furious. Also because that dog should not have run around without a leash. Officially the dog has no owner, or does she?

the dog and his house

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is where she lives. Se has a house, has clothes and has food, but no owner?
I wanted to “save the next girl” from being bitten which is why I decided to go to the police. They were everything BUT helpful. The officer did not want to open a case. If I don’t know the owner the dog has no owner. I told him – look at this photo does it look like he has no owner? I said he belongs to the Condominio (housing comunity) – has the guards give him food. No, that is not good enough according to the cop. The police man told me – nobody purchased this dog. Long story short I left but not without asking two other officers for help. The same, sorry we can’t help. The dog has no owners.

On the way out I saw the following:

Stray Dog at Police Station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Street dog inside the gate of the police station.

 

Was that the reason nobody wants to help me? I believe it is – that is the Chilean attitude towards dogs. Please don’t kill street dogs. Please feed them give them housing let them shit but don’t worry you have no responsibilities. I asked the female police officer about that dog and she said what they all say: “No hace nada” – He does nothing. Exactly the words that the guards used about the dog that bit me.

I am still trying – I want to do something and have contacted two lawyers. One already told me – don’t do anything – The dog has no owner. Lets see what the other one tells me. But most probably it is I am sorry little girl that I failed you.

PS: The first picture is a random picture from the internet. That is available to use. I don’t think the dog that bit me has the power to do that type of damage but a dog that bit before is likely to bite again. Also she looked very friendly and a kid is likely to stroke her. You never know when they lose it and bite. Here is more info about the girl in the photo.

 

Modern Design furniture in Chile?

Liz and I need some furniture but we have our own style and taste. It is for our rented apartment and probably only temporary. Anyone in Chile who knows a good carpenter? I am a little bit spoilt since my brother produces and designs furniture in Austria. We certainly want to engage him but we will do so when we buy our property. Meanwhile we are looking for a good carpenter in Chile. Any ideas?

Here is one of the pictures found on my brothers website. Click through to visit the site.

simple message

If you never did a first aid course – do one now (!)

If you ever did a first aid course – do another one (!)

If you did 2 first aid courses (like me) in your life do a third one (!)

You never know – it might be to save a relative of yours – or just a complete stranger who happens to have an accident next to you….

A Question To Gordon Brown And David Cameroon Regarding Environmental Changes

Today I finally visited David Cameron’s Site, webcameron, a fantastic idea to keep in touch with the population I believe.

I asked 2 questions which I also want to ask Gordon Brown so I will publish them here. If I get a response I will publish them here.

The questions:

David,
this is the first time I am visiting your website. I have heard many times about it and I think it is great you are listening to the inhabitants :)

What is your view (and the view of the Conservatives) on new high speed trains like the Maglev cutting rail travel time dramatically between London – Glasgow – Liverpool – Manchester etc? more info for the readers here: UK Ultraspeed 

Also I am very interested in Passive Houses. Are you planning any grants for people who want to build environmentally friendly. A Passive house needs less then the energy of 10 tea lights to keep at a cosy 20C if the outside temperature is 12C. If yes what do these grants look like?

Thanks for listening and I am hoping for a reply.
Regard
André
My personal Weblog  My environmental blog (only just starting)

Gordon, I would be delighted if you or a representative of yours could also answer these questions for the labor party.

PS: I will be asking those questions on my blogs to Gordon and yourself and am hoping for an answer from both of you – thanks in advance