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|01-14-2014 12:57 PM|
|Stevenzachsmom||I hope she doesn't get sued. I think she should pay for his medical bills and his dogs' vet bills. I hope she steps up the training and ensures that her dog can never escape the yard again. I also hope the guy has enough sense to avoid passing that yard, knowing his dog has a history with the mastiff and is partially to blame.|
|01-14-2014 12:40 PM|
|Okin||The SPCA didn't initially take the dog. He said it seemed like an isolated incident of a dog getting out and having issues with another dog and the guy got in the middle. I'm not sure if they can/will come back for the dog at a later date. I wouldn't be surprised if the guy sues her.|
|01-13-2014 11:49 PM|
|Shaolin||Ugh, that's so scary! I'm glad everyone made it out alive, both canine and human. I hope they give the dog a chance to be rehabbed.|
|01-13-2014 10:12 PM|
I think it might have to do with the severity of the bite. Sometimes if someone gets bit separating dogs that are fighting, the dog doesn't automatically get put down.
But, if you have a 120 pound dog, then you have to be better than leaving it in a fenced yard. No way do you leave it in a yard, and then leave the premises. She should get a healthy fine, and be responsible for vet and hospital bills of all parties.
I hope they don't kill her dog. If there was even one dog-at-large charge against her in reference to the Neopolitan Mastiff, then it would be a different story. If the mastiff left off attacking the dog, and attacked the owner with several bites, then put it down.
A good lawyer with experience defending dog owners should be able to prevent euthanasia, I think.
|01-13-2014 09:53 PM|
|zyppi||if it was an English Mastiff, that would be really unusual. They're such gentle giants.|
|01-13-2014 09:44 PM|
That's a tough situation for all involved. It's fortunate you were there to help when you were! I empathize with the mastiff's rescuer. My Jack has had a couple of close calls, and the result is that I manage him *very* closely. He is gentle as a lamb with a 7-year old human, but God (and training) save any aggressive poodle-doodle-toy dog that makes the first move Though, mine has never put any one in hospital, or even to the vet... But we just never know with the rescues. So sorry for the owner. She clearly went above and beyond, but some dogs just need constant supervision until they are totally proofed. I've had enough close calls, thankfully, to learn this before having my own tragic story to share Wishing all a speedy recovery, and a one free bite law for the mastiff, like we have here in Texas. Maybe if the dog gets that, you can help the owner connect with the professional handler she needs to consult...
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|01-13-2014 01:53 PM|
|SoCal Rebell||A Mastiff is a strange breed, I had my dog at dogpark and he was minding his own business when a 150 lb. Mastiff just walked up to him a bit Cutter in the face, had a big gash above one eye. Instantly Cutter charged him and put him on his back and had the Mastiff by the neck which is when I pull him off, the Mastiff just ran away. Just very weird that the Mastiff would be that aggressive with no provocation.|
|01-13-2014 01:46 PM|
|Chip18||Wow great job on helping out by hubby! Hope no lasting injury to those involved. And I would hope the Mastiff could get the kinda help he really needs at this point.|
|01-13-2014 01:37 PM|
|Stevenzachsmom||Very sad. I wish the dogs had not been left outside in a yard they could escape from. It sounds like the mastiff isn't completely to blame, yet he will get all the blame just the same. Thank you for helping. You are a good neighbor. Hope the outcome isn't as bad as I think it will be.|
|01-13-2014 01:21 PM|
|huntergreen||nice job op, but i don't think this is going to end well for the mastiff,|
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