Copied and pasted from my greyhound forum group post:
Ferguson and I spent half the weekend in college park, and upon our return to my parents house, I took him out of the car and headed out for a walk before going immediately inside to give him a chance to potty. As we rounded the corner, a neighbor's car was pulling up with its window open. I hear barking, and then...my heart sank. Two dogs, a retriever and coonhound, came racing at us, having jumped out of the car window. These dogs are notorious in the neighborhood for continuous barking and the owners having little to no control over them, though they ARE usually on leashes when we've seen them. So they come right at us. I do my best to keep them back, but with the two of them, I can't do both at one time, and they are FAST. I hear snarling, and then yelping, and then...URG. The owners came running from their car and grabbed the dogs. They were very upset and the wife helped me look over Ferguson and asked if their was anything she could do. At first, all seemed like it might have been okay, but then, that heartbreaking moment happened when you touch a spot and see blood on your hands . His ankles, both of them, were scraped and bleeding. I told her I was going to take him to the emergency clinic and that we would be in touch (since they are just around the corner). She gave me her dog's rabies information, and we were off. Ferguson, however, was not limping while we walked back to the car. THANKFULLY the doctor and the clinic did a very thorough inspection of him and said happily that she didn't think he'd been bitten at all!!! She said that it appeared that he was trying to run away, but rather slipped and fell and scraped his legs on his own in the process. No stitches or bandaging, and just a weeks worth of antibiotic. Still, the whole experience was horrific, as glad as I am nothing is seriously injured. From now on, I will carry pepper spray with me when we walk. Not really sure how to approach the neighbors, especially if their dogs didn't actually bite/break the skin. They've always irked me at how poorly behaved their dogs are...maybe now they'll think about actually training them.