Residents of Ramat Beit Shemesh are to protest outside the Iriyah offices tomorrow, over its incompetence with their handling of the wild dog situation, which has escalated to dangerous levels these past few weeks.
The protest has been arranged to start at 9.00am on Sunday morning 28/01/17 and will continue to 2:00pm. Organisers of the event have asked that as many people as possible turn out for the event, so that the Iriyah can see that the residents are serious and angry with their handling of this situation.
Two weeks ago a 15-year-old was attacked by a pack of 7 dogs. The girl was bitten and was understandably traumatized by the situation. Earlier on that same day a 12-year-old child was attacked by 3 huge dogs and was bitten 5 or 6 times. He was saved by two people passing by who threw rocks at the dogs until they backed off.
Last week the attacks continued as a woman was attacked by a vicious pack of wild dogs on Nachal Tze’elim whilst out for a walk, she had to be hospitalized as a result of the attack to receive treatment.
After interviewing residents of beit shemesh this week, the picture that was given over to us was a sense of anger and fear by the residents. Some residents told us that they are afraid to let their kids go out and play in the local parks, since they are scared of the possibility of another attack.
One thing is certain, according to the residents the current situation can not continue like this & we are hoping for the Iriyah to take immediate action and deal with the problem at hand.