i was walking my 4-yr old 100 lb bull mastiff around my neighborhood. he is very timid and has no history of attacking people or other dogs.
we walked by many people and dogs in the 25 minute walk. at the end, we walked past 2 ladies and their 20 lb dog who began to bark at my dog. we walked off the sidewalk and into the street to avoid them at which time my dog growled back, somehow got out of his leash and went to the other dog and bit him on the neck. the owner pulled out pepper spray and sprayed me and both dogs. then she took her dog to the vet and sent me a bill for $500 for x-rays. she also said she has 2 more appointments that i will have to pay.
am i liable to pay this?
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