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Mom Shoots Neighbor's Dog After it Attacks Daughter
KTLA ^ | May 19, 2010 | Staff

Posted on 05/20/2010 2:50:46 PM PDT by La Enchiladita

LAKE FOREST -- A woman in Lake Forest shot her neighbor's dog after the animal attacked her 6-year-old daughter, authorities said.

The attack happened just after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday ...

A 14-year-old boy heard screams and saw a brown and white boxer grab his 6-year-old sister's shoulder while she was playing on the driveway with her 3-year-old sister.

The boy ran to the driveway and tried to pull his sister away from the animal, but the dog then bit the girl seven times on the leg, head, shoulder and face, authorities said.

The girl's mother, Jennifer Cooper, was on the porch with her 1-year-old child and saw the dog bite her daughter. She said she tried to get the children in the house and scare the dog away.

She told police the dog tried to lunge at the youngest child, and she then went inside the home, got a Glock pistol and shot the dog in the throat.

"It could have been much worse," Cooper told KTLA. "I could be at the E.R. right now with a child that's been severely mauled or even dead."

(Excerpt) Read more at ktla.com ...


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A neighbor interviewed by TV said, "I'd like to take the Mom out and teach her to shoot a little better. She only wounded the dog."

Good Mom!!

1 posted on 05/20/2010 2:50:47 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

Good for her!


2 posted on 05/20/2010 2:51:50 PM PDT by svcw (Habakkuk 2:3)
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To: La Enchiladita; Chet 99; Salamander; shibumi; LongElegantLegs; archy; mojitojoe

a Boxer?


3 posted on 05/20/2010 2:54:52 PM PDT by wardaddy (never been particularly pious but I stand with Franklin Graham...bigtime...you betcha...ya'll)
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To: La Enchiladita

good thing momma bears can’t shoot


4 posted on 05/20/2010 2:55:09 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: wardaddy

Quick, somebody call Chet99’s mom and have her go down in the basement and wake him up. He is going to want to read this.


5 posted on 05/20/2010 2:57:02 PM PDT by 999replies (Thune/Rubio 2012)
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To: wardaddy

Must have been a Pit Boxer. Or an American Staffordshire Boxer. Or raised in the same box with a Pit Bull.

(Everyone knows only Pit Bulls are unpredictably violent!)


6 posted on 05/20/2010 2:58:48 PM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily One) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: La Enchiladita
She did the right thing.

Bad doggie!

7 posted on 05/20/2010 2:58:54 PM PDT by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: wardaddy

Impossible.
It had to be a pit mix that only looked like a Boxer.

To her credit, she tried to humanely shoot it instead of sneaking around like a gutless coward and poisoning it.


8 posted on 05/20/2010 2:59:46 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: La Enchiladita

No to worry, the dog will be put down.


9 posted on 05/20/2010 3:01:09 PM PDT by rmlew (There is no such thing as a Blue Dog Democrat; just liberals who lie.)
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To: La Enchiladita
The dog is in critical condition

What? They're trying to save the dog?

10 posted on 05/20/2010 3:02:36 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Few people remember it today, but as late as the 1940s-50s, packs of stray dogs were a very dangerous threat in small town America. They still are in many towns in central and South America.

I knew one man who was elected town mayor on the sole platform of personally shooting the wild pack dogs that had menaced the town. He kept his campaign pledge, and was reelected.

During the national “salad days”, when cities and counties had lots of money, this threat declined. However, with shrinking budgets, they are likely to return.

This means that large dogs loose in public, alone or in packs, will be seen by the public as a threat. The critical point will come when just seeing them loose will impel many people to get their gun and to shoot it. It doesn’t matter what the dog owner thinks.


11 posted on 05/20/2010 3:02:55 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: rmlew

It is good to avoid shooting a dog in the head. An intact head allows for the testing for rabies. My little brother had to have rabies shots because my grandfather shot the biting dog in the head and killed it. So multiple shots to the body would be better.


12 posted on 05/20/2010 3:04:14 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts soooo good!)
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To: shibumi

The bigger question is, WHERE was the dog’s owner and why was it not leashed or confined to the owner’s property?

I won’t let my dogs run loose simply out of consideration of *their* safety, not to mention other people’s.

The owner doesn’t *care* if the dog gets hit by a car?

[or poisoned by some cowardly scumbag?]


13 posted on 05/20/2010 3:05:04 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: shibumi

Neighbors say this particular dog roams the area unleashed and the owner is unknown.


14 posted on 05/20/2010 3:05:49 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: shibumi
(Everyone knows only Pit Bulls are unpredictably violent!)

Many dogs are vicious and many dogs bite. Had it been a pit though, chances are far higher that the child would have been dead. Dogs that bite are one thing... dogs that rip throats out are another.

15 posted on 05/20/2010 3:06:09 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: wardaddy; Salamander; Slings and Arrows; Markos33; JoeProBono; humblegunner; Eaker; kanawa; ...

TANKS! warDaDDy

for the ping

Dem Boxers got it

COMING! I

remember back in ‘01 I waz

IN MACAO when

them Boxers tried to make

it OVER the WIRE

into my yard

OR HONG KONG (I

forget which)

Betty Lou’s TOOF

Got a workout THAT night!

Almost had to

gas ‘em.

Aim wit the thing on the end of the barrel

Shoot wit da trigger thingy

Kill it wit ice cubes.


16 posted on 05/20/2010 3:07:26 PM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily One) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: La Enchiladita
A Mom with a Glock!

My heart be still!!

17 posted on 05/20/2010 3:08:05 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: La Enchiladita
Glock - 1

Dog - 0

Good Shooting Mom

18 posted on 05/20/2010 3:08:53 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: La Enchiladita

I have no problem with a mom having to do what a mom has to do, but I am surprised it was a Boxer (yes I know all dogs can bite).


19 posted on 05/20/2010 3:11:19 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

As stupid as it may sound, my godfather back in the ‘80s spoke of groups of stray cats that were just frightening and dangerous around his neighborhood. He isn’t a wimp and was about to start shooting them. That’s how horrid these things were.


20 posted on 05/20/2010 3:13:53 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: shibumi
Kill it wit ice cubes.

He run over it with his fly ride yo, know what I'm sayin'?


21 posted on 05/20/2010 3:13:56 PM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: La Enchiladita

Dog of Peace (tm) Alert.


22 posted on 05/20/2010 3:14:00 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: La Enchiladita

Give that woman a marksmanship medal. And if the dog’s owner complains, have the police shoot him!


23 posted on 05/20/2010 3:15:27 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: La Enchiladita

Get you Glock on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddP7IHHnM4A


24 posted on 05/20/2010 3:16:20 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: La Enchiladita

“CA Mom shoots Boxer.”

Are we talking about the same dog?


25 posted on 05/20/2010 3:16:55 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: HungarianGypsy
"As stupid as it may sound, my godfather back in the ‘80s spoke of groups of stray cats that were just frightening and dangerous around his neighborhood."



Yup! ~Scary all right!~

26 posted on 05/20/2010 3:18:45 PM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily One) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: La Enchiladita

Watch. She’ll probably eventually be arrested for (1) shooting a gun within the city limits; or (2) having an unlicensed gun or using a gun under the license of another person (husband). Betcha.


27 posted on 05/20/2010 3:19:30 PM PDT by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: shibumi

28 posted on 05/20/2010 3:20:03 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: shibumi; tomasco55

“Every single time you read a report of someone being savaged by a dog it is either a pitbull or a rottweiler. Period. They are both trash dogs and the breeds should be wiped out.”

Well Tomasco, that didn’t take very long, did it?

Prefer your crow raw or baked?


29 posted on 05/20/2010 3:20:21 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

I’m surprised we don’t see more attacks by boxers; they’re very popular, and most people can’t keep up with their high energy and intensity.

My brother-in-law owns a boxer that is absolutely nuts, and likes to charge out the door any chance it gets. It’s only a matter of time before it bites someone which is too bad, since he’s a sweet dog most of the time.


30 posted on 05/20/2010 3:21:03 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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To: shibumi

If they looked like that....it is frightening. Cats with those hairstyles.


31 posted on 05/20/2010 3:21:16 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy
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To: Retired Greyhound

That’s a many-layered comment you have there.


32 posted on 05/20/2010 3:21:16 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: HungarianGypsy

Went through that myself.

The neighbor was feeding them like crazy and at first they just got “bold”...and then they got rabid.

That was one, long “fun” summer.

[not]


33 posted on 05/20/2010 3:21:52 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: shibumi

Fo shizzle homey.


34 posted on 05/20/2010 3:22:20 PM PDT by Dayman (My 1919a4 is named Charlotte. When I light her up she has the voice of an angel.)
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To: DallasDeb

Yeah, I’m waiting for the other shoe to drop.


35 posted on 05/20/2010 3:22:29 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: LongElegantLegs

Boxers are in the top 10 ‘dangerous breed’ list.

You just don’t “see more” about them because it’s not as sensationalistic as “Killer Pit Bulls Attack!”.


36 posted on 05/20/2010 3:23:55 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic
I have a Bull Mastiff, a precursor to the Boxer breed.

They were bred from archaic Bull Dogs (the gladiator in the ring with a Bull “I AM SPARTICUS” dogs) and Mastiffs.

The “boxing” reflex is an attempt to hook the leg with a paw to take a man down. The Bull Mastiff's muzzle is short so that it can hold a man by the throat and still breath.

The Bull Mastiff is bred to be a herdsman's protection dog, gentle with his master and master's family and the flock, but ready to defeat in glorious battle any and all poachers and or their dogs that they encounter.

I see this in my dog. She looks like any potential encounter with humans and dogs could be either neighbors you wave to, or poachers that are to be knocked down and held by the neck with bites thrown in for good measure (and your little dog too!). She will “stalk” in a low crouch then sprint into a silent attack.

So a Boxer is the descendant of a Gladiator by way of a VeniVidiVici dog.

Alone and out on “patrol”, any number of normal 6 year old girl behaviors could have triggered an attack.

37 posted on 05/20/2010 3:24:56 PM PDT by allmendream (Income is EARNED not distributed. So how could it be re-distributed?)
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To: Gabrial

Hey, thanks!!


38 posted on 05/20/2010 3:25:50 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: LuvFreeRepublic
I am surprised it was a Boxer

Me too.

39 posted on 05/20/2010 3:26:06 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: LongElegantLegs
My Boxer is nuts, very high energy, bolts out the door and has never come close to biting anyone. I hope your brother-in-law’s dog, and mine, never bites anyone. Yes, Boxers can be very sweet.
40 posted on 05/20/2010 3:26:59 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: La Enchiladita

‘Neighbors say this particular dog roams the area unleashed and the owner is unknown.”

Then why does the headline say “Shoots neighbor’s dog”?

Something doesn’t add up, here.


41 posted on 05/20/2010 3:29:26 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: LongElegantLegs; All

Most people do not take the time to research dog behavior, and then exercise and train their dogs properly.

Most people who love dogs never let dogs and children alone, unsupervised. The children can do really stupid things to dogs, which result in defensive bites and attacks, after the screaming and running starts.

All dogs should be confined if they are not out being supervised, exercised, or trained.

If people do not want to deal with all that, then I suggest a goldfish.


42 posted on 05/20/2010 3:29:43 PM PDT by jacquej
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To: shibumi

I had always been told that Staffordshire Terriers are one of the best family dogs. Is this a different breed or am I misinformed?


43 posted on 05/20/2010 3:30:28 PM PDT by Eepsy (www.pioacademy.org)
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To: Salamander

Inspector Clouseau, is that you?


44 posted on 05/20/2010 3:31:04 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: beaversmom

Why would you be surprised?

Haven’t you seen the current “breed hit list”?

http://www.petsdo.com/blog/top-ten-10-most-dangerous-dog-breeds


45 posted on 05/20/2010 3:31:05 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Shoot the dog; hang the owner.


46 posted on 05/20/2010 3:31:54 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: shibumi

I never hear of Goldies or Poodles doing this.


47 posted on 05/20/2010 3:31:57 PM PDT by omega4179 (www.jdforsenate.com)
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To: La Enchiladita

You’re going to be a smart ass because I detest contradictory statements?

Seeking the real -truth- of any incident is worthy of sarcasm?

Pardon *me* for looking for honesty where there seems to be none.


48 posted on 05/20/2010 3:33:35 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: humblegunner

Why does he have a dishwasher in his trunk?


49 posted on 05/20/2010 3:34:17 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: omega4179

Then you’re not listening.

They -have-.


50 posted on 05/20/2010 3:34:49 PM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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