I was at a local dog park (off leash area) picking up my dog's poo when I saw a small dog run up to my dog, barking at it and then latch my dog's jowls. My dog then started to shake his head in an effort to get the small dog off. I immediately started walking towards my bigger dog and saw the small dog owner viciously kick my dog repeatedly (big solid kicks). I started running and when I got there I yelled at him asking him why he kicked my dog. He said that my dog had seriously injured his dog. I was just so shocked and angry that I froze. I then said to him that is not what I saw happen and asked how his dog can be seriously injured when there is no blood and his dog was still running around and chasing things while mine was limping and yelping in severe pain. I then asked him to wait while I call the dog ranger to come and sort it out. He screamed some profanities at me and walked off.
I took my dog immediately to the vet and my dog has fractured ribs and bruising. I am just so angry at myself for freezing and for not protecting my dog. I have taken my 14 year old dog to this particular dog park for the past 5 years and there has never ever been an incident at the park or anywhere else.
I know the man is also a local because I often see his him and his female companion with their yappy little black dog at the park. Can I put up some notices around the park for people to help me identify this man? I have called the RSPCA and police but because I can't ID the guy there's not much they can do.