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Would You Get Debarking Surgery for Your Dog If You Faced Eviction?- PLEASE VOTE!

Animals  (tags: devocalization, animal cruetly, communication, language, animals talking, barbaric, surgery )

- 3394 days ago -
Surgery, or debarking, to quiet a noisy dog is rarely practiced and more vets are refusing to perform the procedure. Still, some proponents say it can be a useful option for dog owners facing noise complaints and possible eviction.


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Simone Duffin (1462)
Wednesday February 3, 2010, 9:22 pm
Thank you Jordan for this. There is also a comment that can be made at this site-

The veternarian here, Sharon Vanderlip is actually, advocating for devocalisation! Comments can be left there. How someone can advocate for this barbaric, sadistic cruetly, How would she liked to be devoiced.

Cheryl B (204)
Wednesday February 3, 2010, 9:42 pm
Horrible! I have only seen one dog that had this surgery but that is one too many for me. This poor little thing tried to bark and only air came out like a wheeze. It was terrible to see.

cassandra toney (28)
Wednesday February 3, 2010, 10:38 pm
my answer would be no

gerlinde p (161)
Thursday February 4, 2010, 12:32 am
no, i would find a new appartement.

Wendye Kolles (58)
Thursday February 4, 2010, 12:36 am
NO! NO! NO! Dogs are meant to bark. It's part of who they are!

sonsydee E (36)
Thursday February 4, 2010, 1:44 am
Dogs bark for a reason,anyone who would allow this to happen should not have dogs in their care. There are some people I would like this done to tho !!!

Angel W (238)
Thursday February 4, 2010, 1:45 am
Noted and voted xx

Ginger Geronimo (438)
Thursday February 4, 2010, 5:35 am
Total of 43,358 votes
9,615 votes
33,743 votes

Cynthia Davis (340)
Thursday February 4, 2010, 5:48 am
I was glad to see that most people voted NO, I did.

Annie Cowling (116)
Thursday February 4, 2010, 6:31 am
I would never do that to a dog, it is wrong, it is the voice God has given them to use!

Thursday February 4, 2010, 6:56 am
Once again humans trying to force pets to fit into their 'chosen' lifestyle rather than accomodating who the pets are and what they need. Where is their choice?

Thursday February 4, 2010, 7:19 am
I know it is a hard thing when you own a dog that barks. i have a mini doxie that barks at everyting and no matter what we do we cant break her . i could not get rid of her and so I would just have to find a new place to live.

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 4, 2010, 7:55 am
I voted. Was glad to see that most people voted "no." Debarking is one more form of barbaric cruelty.

Sylvia W (46)
Thursday February 4, 2010, 8:18 am
De-barking a dog is as cruel as de-clawing a cat - painful, humiliating and serves only the purposes of humans. Totally repulsive.

Paula B (6)
Thursday February 4, 2010, 9:11 am
Definite no. And to all those with dogs that bark at night, let them sleep inside (all 3 of mine sleep inside though we are in the country)! Focus on the dog, and the dog will behave better. If you don't have time to help your dog be happy, find him a better home.

Karen B (289)
Thursday February 4, 2010, 9:59 am
What an absurd and barbaric solution. I have a friend that rescued a pit bull named Nitche and he was debarked. He was also used in fighting and was battered up. Once with my friend he was the nicest and sweetest dog, but to hear him try and bark, the sound was awful, breaks our heart everytime.

Lady Xanadu (48)
Thursday February 4, 2010, 10:35 am
Oh hell NO! I'd move first. I for one paid a steep pet deposit for which only half is return if I move. They knew I had a dog when I moved in & I'd demand a full refund of my deposit! Suing even comes to mind!

Kerstin Strobl (123)
Thursday February 4, 2010, 10:43 am

Miriam Lesvy Coello Franco (0)
Thursday February 4, 2010, 10:47 am

Laura H (950)
Thursday February 4, 2010, 10:54 am
I would NEVER EVER do this!
Not for all the money in the world...
There ARE some people, however , that need to have this done... ;-)

Terrie Williams (798)
Thursday February 4, 2010, 10:58 am and HELL NO!!!!! I voted no of course! I have 3 dogs (big dogs, deep barks), they bark when they want to communicate something. Dogs bark, that's what they do, it's their form of 'talking'. I'm with some other posters, I'd like to see some PEOPLE de-vocalized before doing this barbaric surgery to a dog!!! So until they start doing that it's not going to happen (...and even if they did do it to people, I'd still not do it to dogs!!!!!!).

Terry B (649)
Thursday February 4, 2010, 11:54 am
I am fortumate that my dog is a greyhound and they almost never bark. I think the only time she barked in the year that I have had her was to ask my help in retrievinf a Milk-Bone from a narrow crevice. So I have never even been able to train her to "Speak." Don't get a greyhound if you need a guard dog-- they aren't.

I used to have a Doberman that looked fierce and would bark at anyone that came onto the property, but if you got past that, she was actually quite timid and we nicknemd her "Dober Wuss."

Back to the subject at hand: For many years I was a property manager in SOuther California and I always advised my clents to accept pets, the three reasons being (1) people do FAR more damage than pets (2) pet owners are generanlly far more responsible than the average doofus tenent, and, most important (3) once you have accepted a tenant with a pet you will probably have a long-term occupant because so many other landlords (particuarly large management companies) shortsightedly restrict pets, so the tenant has few choices for relocation.

We did make one alteration. In California many apartments have full-length drapes even on wondows that did not reach the floor. If the pet was a cat, we did re-fit those windows with short drapes. Never had a problem, and I managed well over 1500 units at times.

Gemma H (48)
Thursday February 4, 2010, 2:27 pm
Noted & voted ~ Thanks Simone

Mervi R (74)
Thursday February 4, 2010, 3:34 pm
No, debarking is animal abuse and mutilation! Noted and voted NO.

Joanne C (47)
Thursday February 4, 2010, 4:40 pm
Absolutely not. If a dog is barking then it's for a reason - The owners should pay more attention instead of going for a quick fix and quiet life. So sad.
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