It sounds like one of the owner kids was there, so the boy who got bitten wasnt alone 'intruding' in the house. There is a lot we dont know, it is possible that the boy was invited in.Quote: One of the boys who lived at the Cash house tried to stop the dog, Jakob said.
I disagree with you assumption that the owners knew something about the dogs, IMHO it's just as likely that the owners could have been taking precautionary measures to avoid problems.Originally Posted By: longhairshepmom...
The owners obviously already knew "something" about the dogs, to even have that rule. And they should have done more then simply tell the kids to stay out, to fullfill their role as supervising adults that have dangerous animals near children.
This to me is also different, the key words im picking out are when the dogs were out...makes me lean towards thinking that she was always supervising or took whatever precations she felt was needed when kids were there and might come in the house.Quote: But she still had a rule that none of her children's friends could come in the house when the dogs were out
I agree. It's frustrating how much has been left unanswered. Why were both dogs PTS? Was the boy known to the family? Did he frequently play there? Was he a friend of the owner's child? Had he previously interacted with the dog? Was there anything in the dogs' past behavior that hinted at trouble? What triggered the attack?Quote:The problem that I am having is that there are SO many details that are left out.
So, are you volunteering to "rehabilitate" the next German shepherd that bites a kid?Originally Posted By: tibvixie101they euthanized both dogs? Did the other dog have anything to do with the attack?
Im sorry but i have to disagree here, if the blood was in the house, then the kid was in the house. Sounds to me like the adults clearly forwarned the children to play outside only. Yes the dog should not have bit the child, but like others have posted before, at what point to dogs learn to bite only a certain age group? they dont! So if the child intruded on the dogs space, then i dont see why they were PTS.
like really, how many dogs are their in shelters and rescues that have bites on their cards? not many i know, but they do exist and can be reabilitated. this case is just a mess.
That's an excellent piece of info. This rather sketchy story has many missing details. It's impossible to know if the extent of the injuries, was in part just bad luck, or due to the 'savagery' of the attack. IMO, it's impossible to condemn the actions of the owner or the victim with so little known. This is true of that poor dog as well.Quote:It should, however, be noted that 100 stitches in a facial injury reconstruction is not always a significant number (in comparative terms) as, to preserve facial expression, many small stitches are needed relative to many other repairs, so they soon add up