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Dianne Ly
- 927 days ago -
A Jack Russell terrier is alive, but missing his tongue, in Dundee, following a dramatic attack by a bird of prey.

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Roseann d. (178)
Monday November 5, 2012, 4:34 pm
Truly unfortunate, but I don't feel the bird should be destroyed. But these birds need to be in the wild. Obviously the bird knows how to hunt for itself.

Barbara Erdman (63)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 7:26 am
Noted and Thnx Dianne :0 You are right Roseanne D. The Bird belongs in the Wild :0:)..

Marlene Dinkins (263)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 10:42 am
noted with sadnes!!!! i hope the little dog be ok. and the bird back to the wild. thnx

Suzanne L. (131)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 12:05 pm
A very bizarre and tragic situation.

Harshiita Sharma (137)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 12:14 pm
sad :(

Joyce Schwartz (0)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 2:54 pm
i hope they don't kill ollie maybe he can survive this some how. and the hawk was doing what he is supposed to do

Angela Gottschalk (0)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 3:04 pm
Poor baby, hope he survives to lead a nearly normal life.

iveta cer (62)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 3:39 pm
Poor dog !!

Janet R. (37)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 4:53 pm
Poor dog. Hawks are not pets and shouldn't be held as such. The hawk should be released into the wild, certainly not killed.

janet f. (29)
Tuesday November 6, 2012, 5:05 pm
What kind of f**king idiot has a bird of prey as a pet and lets it free to attack other animals in an area populated with domestic animals? I think the bird's owner should be put to sleep.

Patricia N. (8)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 12:15 am
There should be a law against letting these birds fly in any populated area. Poor little dog. Sad story.

Ruth S. (300)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 6:57 am
Two animals will be put down because of the negligence of one person, unfair!

DORIS L. (61)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 9:37 am
The hawk should be released to the wild...preferably not in the immediate neighborhood he's in now. Poor Ollie .... I hope his guardian can manage to hand feed this good boy...sometimes dogs can adapt very well to adversity....

Helle H. (21)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 11:09 am
Too bad the hawk attacket the poor dog. Instead of killing both animals the dog should be adopted by somebody who wouldn't mind feed it. The hawk is not to blame. The owner should know where to take his bird for a flight. Had it been my dog I would have kept it and fed it for the rest of his life,

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Wednesday November 7, 2012, 11:51 am

Klaus Peters (14)
Thursday November 8, 2012, 5:47 am
Very unfortunate incident. I feel for Ollie and his owner, but I also feel that the hawk and should not be put down. The owner of the bird, no doubt, should not have let the hawk fly in a populated area it would have been much safer out in the countryside. I think he should offer to look after Ollie if the owner is unable to do so. I do hope both animals can be saved. Injured animals can be quite resouceful finding ways to survive.
Ollie has such beautiful eyes he should be given a chance. Feeding would need patience, but it is only once or twice a day. Drinking water at any time he feels like without anybody around is a bigger problem. If it was my dog I would have built him an aid in the form of a stainless steel container on a sturdy frame with an outlet about head heigth. A spring loaded tap which would have to be modified to be operated by the dog either with his snout or even a foot pedal and he will have gravity fed water. Animals are survivors and will learn quickly.
Mr. Farquhar if you love your dog, don't give up, because your dog will not and give the hawk a chance as well.

Dianne D. (471)
Friday November 9, 2012, 8:24 am
If it wasn't for the human's making grave mistakes, this probably wouldn't have happened. The hawk owner should not be flying the hawk anywhere where there is other small animals or people. The dog owner should have had his dog on a leash. It sounds like he let the dog run aways ahead of him. A coyote could have easily grabbed the dog. I liked in Portland Oregon for a while and it was common to have coyotes snatch up small dogs off of leashes. That being said, I can't imagine that the dog owner would even consider putting the dog down, as it was his fault this happened. The hawk should not have to die. It's a wild creature and is doing what God taught it to. If the hawk owner is a private owner, then this is another case that people should NEVER own wild animals. Use this case as the bases for the new law.
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