Although many people are concerned for their personal safety when approached by their neighbor's aggressive dogs, animal control often takes little action before it's too late. This was recently the case in California when one man was attacked by dogs that he knew were a threat to the community, according to NBC affiliate KGET-TV.
Michael McGee was cornered by his neighbor's pit bulls one evening and tried to get away by jumping a fence. Although he did not attempt to fight the dogs, they proceeded to attack him. The injuries forced him to seek medical attention at a nearby hospital.
"I didn't know what to do, I was backing up and I took my glasses that I had and threw it at the dog, and it kept coming at me," McGee told the news source.
McGee has reported the dogs to animal control on numerous occasions, but nothing had been addressed until the recent incident.
Individuals who are interested in increasing their personal safety might want to purchase pepper spray. When used properly, it can temporarily blind an animal and give a victim the chance to flee to safety.