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  1. Paviche

    Paviche Duuuuude.

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    The pics of the kid definitely make it look like multiple bites - his entire face is wrecked, and even though he's small, there's no way one bite could have done that.

    I'm also going off the story that said the bone was near the dog - if the dog was actively chewing on it, then that's different, although I still don't think warrants as bad an attack as what happened.
     
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    Yeah, there's definitely a difference between a dog that bites once, realizes what he's doing and stopping over one who bites multiple times and mauls a child that way.
     
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    Sooo I didn't read the whole thread, or even the whole article, but regardless of breed I think any dog that would do that should be PTS. That's not just a bite.

    I don't get the petition. There are plenty of innocent dogs without bite histories being euthanized every day. Make an effort to save those.
     
  4. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Most dogs aren't going to bite the way that dog did. I don't think the kid picking up the bone is an excuse at all. Most resource guarders are going to growl or warning snap, not mess up a kid's face like that. I wouldn't care if it was a golden or a poodle or whatever other breed, I'd feel the same way.

    I do agree it sounds like adults failed miserably in managing the situation but that doesn't make the dog safe.

    Yes, there are plenty of other dogs out there that need to be saved. It would be awesome if the $5600 went to save them... But I guess they don't have as much of a story for the public to latch on to.
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    If the lawyer's working pro bono, exactly what is the Lexus Project doing with the $5,600 being held in trust for the dog?
     
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    yv0nne Vizsla mom

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    I also wondered this... they should donate it to the boys family to help cover their costs.
     
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    sillysally Obey the Toad.

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    See, I would much rather see that money donated to rescue--the boy's parents allowed him to wonder onto someone else's property and he got hurt-the parents should be covering the cost of their own mistake. I'm very sad that the boy had this happen to him-I was bitten in face as a child and it was awful.

    That having been said, I think the dog needs to be put down-that is a lot of damage over a bone. The dog could have delivered a much less severe warning, and I think the fact that he went straight to multiple bites speaks to instability.
     
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    This, exactly. I am not one who thinks every bite needs to mean a death sentence for the dog, but that is not a "bite". It is multiple bites with enough force to fracture the eye socket. My childhood dog was a resource guarder who would bite over things like that. I think in 15 years he punctured twice.
     
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    yv0nne Vizsla mom

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    I didn't think it was his parents watching him.. a babysitter I thought I read? Grandmother?
     
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    sillysally Obey the Toad.

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    Either way, it is your responsibility to keep your kids supervised. If a child were to wander onto farm land and got injured by livestock I would feel the same way.
     
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    From what I heard, the dog was chained and in his own fenced backyard and the child got in somehow.

    Just wondering, if the child was on the dogs property, why should he be PTS? I know my boy Nitro isn't great with kids (I don't know that for a fact at all, but he had two bad reactions with kids but also a fine one just yesterday) and if someone came into my yard, I don't know how he'd react.

    I realize dogs are being put down all the time who are innocent but it's unfair for Mickey either way.
     
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    Also wasn't fair to the child who about got his face ripped off either.
     
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    I think because not liking kids and attacking kids are very different. Gwen dislikes kids. She would not inflict damage (at least not to that extent). If a dog does that much damage to a child for it "wandering into the property" or "taking a bone", the dog is not safe.

    Snapping is one thing. That dog did a lot more. If Gwen did that, she would be PTS. I would not feel safe. And I don't have the experience or resources to handle a dog that reacted that way.

    It is unfortunate for all parties.
     
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    A dog that holds and shakes is a liability. That's how dogs bite when they're trying to kill something or are serious about causing damage.

    Just on the principle of the thing, I don't agree with the city mandating the dog be killed if he bites on his own property--IMO property owners shouldn't be liable for whatever happens to tresspassers. But if the owners are unhappy with the dog and feel it is dangerous and wish to prioritize wandering childrens' safety over their dog's, good for them.
     
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    This^^

    Also, I did not realize in my initial post that this was a dog on a neighbouring property and secured on said property.

    I guess that's what I get for reading things before I reach my coffee quota.
     
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    The kid did take the dogs property, on the dogs property. There was also a picture of him with another child and perfectly fine and seeming relaxed. The dog probably just reacted badly to the situation but I don't think he should be pts.

    I just feel like the case is different because the child was on their dogs property. If it was anywhere else, I'd have a totally different opinion.
     
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    The dogs owner gave it up, it's own owners were not willing to fight for it, do we seriously have a shortage of dogs that the ones with a bite history like this need to be saved?
     

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