10 POODLES JUMP OUT OF CAR AND ATTACK WOMAN AND HER OLD CORGI, EMMA
I’ve never really been a fan of poodles. My great aunt had a small one when I was a kid, and it wasn’t a nice dog at all. I’ve forever associated pink lacquered nails and puffy white fur with a nasty bite. But that was the kind of poodle that lives in your lap. They’re territorial and mean in direct proportion to how close you get to their owner. But I’ve never really trusted them since, especially the big ones. And now, years later, it seems my poodle trust issues are well founded. Because now there’s news of 10 poodles attacking a woman and her elderly Welsh Corgi, Emma, on Trinidad State Beach in California.
KATHRIN BURLESON WAS JUST WALKING ON THE BEACH WITH CORGI AND A FRIEND WHEN POODLES ATTACKED
Kathrin Burleson was doing what people normally do. She was walking with a friend and her 13-year-old Corgi, Emma, when things took a turn for the strange and dangerous at Trinidad State Beach. 10 standard poodles jumped out of a nearby car and sprinted towards them. Kathrin tried to pick her Corgi up when the poodles were about 50 feet away. But Emma was already too scared and got out of her harness. Then Kathrin and her friend were knocked over by the swarming poodles. It sounds terrifying. Kathrin said, “We were at the bottom of a pack of 10 snarling, biting dogs.”
EMMA BARELY SURVIVED, AND IS STILL RECOVERING FROM SERIOUS INJURIES FROM BITING POODLES
Kathrin tried to shield Emma from the poodle attack. An unidentified woman managed to eventually pull Emma out of the poodle meat grinder. But Emma suffered severe wounds and lacerations from the poodle attack. Once free, Emma was rushed to an animal clinic for treatment. But her wounds were pretty serious, and she is still fighting for her life. Emma is a service animal that works at a local hospital. Here’s to hoping that she makes a full recovery and even wants to walk on the beach ever again. “When Poodles Attack” is a headline I’ll never forget.