Jan and Jerry Black walk their miniature pinscher, “Prissy,” every day.
On Sunday afternoon, Jan had "Prissy" by the leash when a neighbor's larger white dog ran into the street and attacked.
"He came out and got 'Prissy' with his big mouth and shook her and everything," Jan said.
The neighbor's dog was not on a leash.
"I hollered and hollered. I said 'help, help! Someone come help me,'” Jan said. “The owner came out and he said 'my dog didn't bite Prissy.' I said 'yes, he did too.' And I won't say what else I said."
Jerry filed a report on the dog's owner Don Watts with the Jefferson County Police Department.
WVTM 13 contacted Watts for comment, he denied the attack ever happened.
“Prissy” sustained injuries to her back and left hind leg requiring stitches.
According to the police report, Watts was advised of the State Leash Law section 3-1-5.
“But, I couldn't shoot a dog."
Jerry is not only concerned the neighbor's dog could hurt other small dogs that live on the street, but small children.
"He jumped up on me trying to get ‘Prissy’ one time,” Jerry said. “I dropped kicked him to get him off of us. I had ‘Prissy’ holding her up like this. I dropped kicked him. He's just aggressive, jump up on you. Teeth showing. You don't know what he's going to do."
“Prissy’s” vet bill is approaching $300.