Owner saw the pack, but in Kalifornia he could not be armed. Matter of fact, he had to look for shelter, himself.
Wise move on his part.
“Being at all times armed” turns out to be as valid now as in the time of the Founders.
Where do you get that crap that you can't be armed in CA? I, and all of my friends and relatives, are armed to the teeth and will stay that way, and would damn well shoot at any pack of killer dogs we noticed killing live stock.