labdad wrote: This particular pit was not muzzled (even though its the law where we're from) and was inadequately restrained (he snapped his leash completely off the tree he was tied up to).
Is there a law specific to London that says pits must be muzzled, or are you talking about the new Ontario ban? If it is the Ontario ban, pits do not need to muzzled until after August 29th (there is also a 60 day grace period after that date so they won't really need to muzzled until October).
Is there a specific way that pit bull owners prefer to be approached about this sort of thing? I don't want to berate this owner, just would like to discuss what happened.
I guess you have to understand that most of the pit owners in Ontario are terrified that their dogs will be taken away at this point. My guess is that she took off so quickly because she was afraid of the cops being called, and taking her dogs.
I wasn't there so it is hard for me to say exactly how you should approach this lady. I would suggest that you leave the fact that she has a pit out of it. Don't even mention the breed because it is irrelevant. What should be an issue is that your dog was injured, and that the other dog was not restrained properly. Talk to her in the same way you would any other dog owner that you had this problem with. If she is a responsible owner, and this was just an accident that she didn't forsee, she will be looking into ways to make sure it doesn't happen again.
I hope you know that there are plenty of good pit owners out there. Out of curiousity, how do you know this dog was a pit? There are many breeds that are often confused as pits that are not.
Good luck and I hope your puppy is feeling better soon!