A man was recently attacked by a dog owner after trying to prevent the canine from getting close to his son at an apartment building in Ho Chi Minh City.
Police in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City are now verifying the incident, which took place at Saigon Riverside Apartment Complex on Thursday evening, according to a source close to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.
Pets are not allowed at Saigon Riverside Apartment Complex, the source added.
D.V.T., 28, took his dog down the hall that evening, and the canine was not wearing a muzzle or on a leash.
Nguyen Hoang Dung and his son were waiting for the elevator at the time, when he saw V.’s dog approach his son.
Dung tried to protect his son by pushing the dog away with his leg and was then punched by V..
The attack caused Dung’s glasses to shatter and pierce his face.
The victim needed stitches and suffered a broken tooth as well as a bruise on his chest.
Huynh Van Nong, a member of the Ho Chi Minh City Bar Association, stated that dog owners must put their canines on a leash or put a muzzle on them whenever they take the dogs outdoors in accordance with regulations.
Violators are subject to a fine worth VND1-2 million (US$42-84).
If an apartment building does not allow pets, residents have to comply with the rule.
In this specific case, V. violated regulations for failure to put a muzzle on his dog, Nong stated, adding that he can also face criminal charges for assault.
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