Cleetorn:I find it interesting that you would really try to defend the dog
and owners in this situaiton. Owning a dog is a HUGE responsibilty. Every
owner should know that there is a chance their dog could attack a person, and
all precautions should be made to prevent it. And by owning a dog, if it does
happen, the owner should be solely responsible in most cases. So yes, the dog
should be put down, and yes, the owners should be held responsible for monetary
costs and whatever else might be involved. That's part of of the risk of
choosing to own a dog. Honestly, most dog owners shouldn't have a dog,
because they don't have the means to do this. Many dog owners can't
even keep their dog quiet at night if it's keeping neighbors up or chasing
kids and runners down the street. Let alone control them form attacking 5 year
The dog may have shown no previous tendency to aggressive behavior. But once it
has in such a manner, there’s no resolution but to have it destroyed.
It’s fortunate the commotion was heard in time to rescue the girl before
it was too late.
Elcapitan:Just out of curiosity, what constitutes a “dangerous
animal” to you? This was the family pet who – according to neighbors
– has never exhibited aggressive behaviors before. And let it “run
loose?” It was in its own yard where the girl climbed the fence to get in.
Granted, the little girl didn’t need to have that experience, but
“monetary damages?” How about the family who let the little girl run
loose putting the dog in a position where it may have felt that it was
protecting its own turf and now it has to be destroyed? Who is going to provide
remuneration to that family who is VOLUNTARILY having their pet put down?Or were you just making a general comment that has nothing to do with
How absolutely scary! But I am confused by the fact that the police said the
injuries didn't appear life threatening, yet this little girl was shaken
and taken by the throat. That's a major injury on her brain, with the loss
of blood. Certainly our thoughts are with both the little girl and her
family, as well as the owners of the dog who have done the right thing to
euthanize the dog. Just a sad event.
Any dog who does that needs to be put down!
I hope the little girl pulls through and has a wonderful productive and normal
life.My hope for the dog are: Dead.
People who insist on keeping dangerous animals together with letting them run
loose should be held accountable to the law and prepare to monetary damages as
well. This animal should be destroyed.