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Viscous Labrador!! Attack Leaves Girl Missing a Chunk of Her Leg. Owner Just Leaves the Scene.

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: animals, animalwelfare, dogs, crime, humans, investigation, law, pets, sadness, suffering, society, americans, child, children, ethics, family, law, society, violence, ethics, media )

- 2997 days ago -
CONCORD -- She didn't expect the dog to bite her. It was a yellow Labrador, after all -- and it was on a leash. Priscilla got an immediate apology from the dog's owner, but that was it -- he left. No offer to help, no 911 call.

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Saturday April 3, 2010, 2:01 pm
When my twenty-three year old son was six, he as attacked by a German Shepherd. He was crossing the street from the neighbour's house to our home, and the dog attacked him. He did not incite the dog, nor did he even try to pet it, he was just crossing the street. He ended up going to the hospital by ambulance and received almost 100 stitches to his head, face, arms. The police were called about the dog (it was roaming the neighborhood all day long) and it took them several hours to capture the dog along with animal control. My son underwent the full series of rabies shots due to this incident.

The dog used to live across the street and was always tied up. The owner had moved and somehow the dog got loose and made it's way home. God only knows what happened to this animal when it was loose making it's way home. I do not blame the animal.

The owner paid animal control a fine and retrieved the dog. She never contacted me, never apologized, absolutely nothing. Due to the serious injuries my son suffered, the police charged the owner. In the judgement the court made, they awarded me $45.00 for the ambulance cost, which she never even attempted to pay. I do not blame the dog, I blame the horrid, selfish, owner.

Chris D (8)
Saturday April 3, 2010, 3:05 pm
I find it absurd when animals are blamed for the owners inability to be responsible for their pet. The animal is seldom to blame yet they get punished and the owners get small fines and occasionally pay damages to the amount of pennies on the dollar of medical costs. People buy huge dogs in apartments, pet Boa Constrictors they store in fish tanks, and Chimpanzees they keep in their house. Then when the obvious inevitable outcome happens they blame the animal. It really Grinds My Gears, to quote Peter Griffin.

Saturday April 3, 2010, 4:50 pm
It is funny that you posted this today. I was out shopping with my daughters and this (the dog attack on my son) had come up in conversation. When I got home, the first thing I saw was your contribution.

Michael Cozens (3)
Saturday April 3, 2010, 7:58 pm
This case shows the foolishness of breed-based bans on pets - any dog can be dangerous, given the proper (or improper) environment. If we wish to reduce dog attacks, we should be looking to the owners, not the animals.

Scott Fisher (0)
Friday September 16, 2011, 4:21 am
@michael Amen!
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