Dog attack with a twist.

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  1. rottiegirl

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  2. bubbatd

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    I really can't fault the gut reaction of the depatcher... no, it's shouldn't have been said, but.................
     
  3. bonster

    bonster Disappointed :(

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    Dughgh. Let's hope that the dispatcher got help on the way before this got started.... not clear from the story :confused:
     
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    They shouldnt have put the dog down :'( ..........most likely it wasnt the dogs fault.......they should have been watching them closer of something they are stupid people i agree with the dispatcher *nods*
     
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    Ebony... this may have been a case where it had to be done... to turn on a family member at that age, IF the family was there , I don't think it could ever be trusted.
     
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    true but still idk...........stupid people grrr......they prolly made the pit bulls reputation worse by publishing this stupid thingy o well
     
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    I don't feel like the dispatcher was professional and should be disciplined. We all know that if it was a labrador that did it, it would not have been said....
     
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    I think the dispatcher was way out of line. I don't care what happened, you don't tell a person in with a badly injured child that they're stupid.
     
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    Im with gemp. And as far as the fault lays with the attack, I think the blame lies in the lack of supervision
     
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    I do believe that the dispatcher shouldnt have called the people stupid when their dog just attacked their kid. HOwever, i do agree with the fact that the dog was put down. I know what pit bulls are like i've had them, my husband has had them, and they can be the best dogs in the world but they can also be one of the most dangerous dogs in the world. I love them and i would have one if i didnt have my son. To me it isnt worth it, pitts are just too unpredicable once you have small children in the house.
     
  11. rottiegirl

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    Why was the dispatcher asking what kind of dog it was? Does the breed really matter?
     
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    I would like to take this moment to say that a dogs temperment is 1 part heritage and 2 parts what you make it.

    And in addition, any animal is unpredictable
     
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    Probably so the dispatcher could tell the emergency crew what type of injuries to expect; big dogs versus small dogs, does the EMT crew have to worry about the dog when they get to the house, etc. You always have to gather as much information as possible in an emergency call.
     
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    No, the dispatcher is a professional and that is not a professional way to act. She should get the facts she needs and get the help. It's absolutely wrong to tell someone who's paying your salary (tax payers) that they're stupid. She should be disciplined.
     
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    sparks19 I'd rather be at Disney

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    I agree. She was doing her job. There is no place for her personal opinion at her place of work. TOTALLY Uncalled for. NO excuse. Emotions or not. she should learn how to control them or she better look at a new career choice. preferably one where she doesn't have to talk to people because she obviously can't conduct herself in a professional manner.
     
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    What they said was right. Emotions do get in the way. I am doing my Paramedic training, and I know that emotions are sometimes too much. However we are suposed to controll our emotions. What the dispacher said was wrong.

    It is also there job to get AS MUCH info as posible so they had every right to ask what kind of dog it was.
     
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    Although I think the dispatcher was wrong to say it at that moment, I can see her point - the woman didn't even know what kind of dog she had? Hey, Jim, what sort of large predator did we buy for the kids to play with? Idiot.

    On the other hand, any dog that goes for a baby's face should probably be put down. The owners are unlikely to want it and, frankly, why should it get to live when thousands of dogs who haven't bitten a child are being killed for lack of a home every day? Maybe it'd be worth it to rehab and rehome the dog if there wasn't such a surplus, but as things stand, I think it's wrong to spend time and money on a dog with that history.
     
  19. BlackDog

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    I think the dispatcher was right but he still shouldn't have said it. Keep it to your self. He is suppose to be a professional. That includes acting in a professional manner when on the job. Calling someone, no matter how right he was, is unprofessional. It lets your emtions get in the way of helping the people he is suppose to be taking care of.

    And of course, like all of dog attack story, this is missing WAY too much info.

    They family was all there in the living room when it happened.
    The dog attacked "out of no where"
    The dog didn't have any signs of aggression for 10 years

    These things don't add up. What was the rest of the family doing? What was the kid doing? They didn't answer those two VERY important questions. It makes pit bulls look like versious killers that will strike any where and time no matter how well you think you know them.
     
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    Pit bulls aren't unpredictable, dogs are all possibly unpredictable. Knowing the dog you're responsible for is the key to any situation. The woman is inexperienced with animal behaviour (if she were her toddler wouldn't be around the dog like that). The dog didn't just bite for no reason. Something happened that isn't mentioned and there's a hole in the dog's training or some part of it's behaviour was missed by the owners. That part is predictable. We know that mammals don't just lunge out and bite for no reason at all. Dog bites start with human error and are avoidable. And I'm not saying the fault of the victim neccessarily. If she's inexperienced with behaviour why does she own a breed that almost every decent article/journal/book advises only for experienced owners?

    Suspend the operator or fire him? I don't think so. I'd say a warning would suffice. She was after all, probably stupid.
     

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