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    cat saves boy

    Anyone seen this? I didn't read a lot of it but it seems some people feel the dog should be rehabilitated instead of put to sleep. The interview with the boy's parents seem to indicate the mother thinks it's sad if the dog will be killed. I wonder if they know the dog's owners?

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    Your link is not working, but I saw the video of the dog attacking, and the cat saving, the boy a few days ago. As for the dog, I don't know the situation and whether it's the owners or the municipality that wants the dog euthanized, but in most places a dog has to have bitten at least two people, sometimes three before the law requires that.
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    I saw the video a couple of days ago. I think the dog belongs to a neighbor, so most likely the parents know the owner. I wouldn't trust that mutt around any children. Ever! For me, that means it needs to go away permanently.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-Opm9b2WDk

    There's a related video of the family on the Today show. The mother said that there are two options, a lengthy rehabilitation or for the dog to be put to sleep.
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    Pay attention to the skulking movement of the dog before attacking the boy, beware if you see a dog acting like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinetreebbs View Post
    Pay attention to the skulking movement of the dog before attacking the boy, beware if you see a dog acting like that.
    Exactly. It's an indicator that the owners are not properly socializing the animal or paying proper attention to it. That's the look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinetreebbs View Post
    Pay attention to the skulking movement of the dog before attacking the boy, beware if you see a dog acting like that.
    The dog just went out of his way to attack the boy. I know there those who disagree with me but I think the dog should be put to sleep. We can't even tell for sure when a human has been rehabilitated after punishment. How could you ever trust that dog? If that dog were mine or if my dog did that to a child I would have killed the dog before the boy was taken to the hospital. One comment about the video was a woman saying it wasn't fair to kill the dog when we wouldn't kill a person who did it. Truth be told we don't know what would have happened to the boy if the cat (or his mother) had not shown up. I saw no indication from the dog's actions that he was finished. I think the dog should be killed. If a dog comes in my yard and attacks my grandson I'd kill the dog. Or even if he seems overly vicious I wouldn't take the chance. I don't know, maybe I'm wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackknifeh View Post
    If a dog comes in my yard and attacks my grandson I'd kill the dog. Or even if he seems overly vicious I wouldn't take the chance. I don't know, maybe I'm wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackknifeh View Post
    The dog just went out of his way to attack the boy. I know there those who disagree with me but I think the dog should be put to sleep. We can't even tell for sure when a human has been rehabilitated after punishment. How could you ever trust that dog? If that dog were mine or if my dog did that to a child I would have killed the dog before the boy was taken to the hospital. One comment about the video was a woman saying it wasn't fair to kill the dog when we wouldn't kill a person who did it. Truth be told we don't know what would have happened to the boy if the cat (or his mother) had not shown up. I saw no indication from the dog's actions that he was finished. I think the dog should be killed. If a dog comes in my yard and attacks my grandson I'd kill the dog. Or even if he seems overly vicious I wouldn't take the chance. I don't know, maybe I'm wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackknifeh View Post
    The dog just went out of his way to attack the boy. I know there those who disagree with me but I think the dog should be put to sleep. We can't even tell for sure when a human has been rehabilitated after punishment. How could you ever trust that dog? If that dog were mine or if my dog did that to a child I would have killed the dog before the boy was taken to the hospital. One comment about the video was a woman saying it wasn't fair to kill the dog when we wouldn't kill a person who did it. Truth be told we don't know what would have happened to the boy if the cat (or his mother) had not shown up. I saw no indication from the dog's actions that he was finished. I think the dog should be killed. If a dog comes in my yard and attacks my grandson I'd kill the dog. Or even if he seems overly vicious I wouldn't take the chance. I don't know, maybe I'm wrong.

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    I don't think you are wrong at all, I completely agree.

    The dog was next door when it saw the child and immediately went into the attack mode. This was not a chance encounter, the child didn't threaten, startle or invade the dogs space, the attack was completely unprovoked. Dogs will get lose sooner or later. This dog clearly has no place in a neighborhood and quite frankly neither do dog owners that would keep such an animal.
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