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Husky Seized From New Owners In Churchill
CBS Local (Pittsburgh) ^ | February 23, 2012 | Unknown

Posted on 03/01/2012 1:38:55 PM PST by Altariel

(Credit: KDKA) Filed under Local, News, Syndicated Local Related tags Brandy Furlong, Churchill, McKeesport, William Uhring

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A dog that mauled a baby in McKeesport last week has been seized and quarantined.

The Allegheny County District Attorney’s office obtained a court order Thursday to take the Husky away from his new owners in Churchill.

Nikko is blamed in the death of a 2-day-old baby in McKeesport last week. The baby’s mother, Brandy Furlong, left the baby in a carrier on the floor while she went upstairs for a few moments. That’s when the dog attacked.

Police say Furlong adopted Nikko from Craigslist just two weeks before the attack. The dog had a broken leg and was living with three pit bulls at the Scott Street home in McKeesport.

On Wednesday, Nikko was released from the custody of McKeesport Animal Control Officer Ken Ferree and turned over to Furlong. She then gave Nikko to William Uhring, of Churchill, who paid several hundred dollars in fees attached to the dog’s release.

Uhring told KDKA-TV he felt sorry for the dog and wanted to adopt it since he already has a Husky and has cared for large dogs in the past.

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dog; doggieping; husky; sibereanhusky
Never, never, never, never, NEVER leave an infant and a dog alone together.

The authorities give the dog back to the NEGLIGENT owner but SEIZE the dog after it has a NEW owner?

1 posted on 03/01/2012 1:38:59 PM PST by Altariel
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To: Altariel

This is epecially true of Huskies. Pit Bulls and Rotties are responsible for the vast majority of fatal dog attacks, including those of infants and toddlers. But, Huskies, though they almost never kill an adult or older child, kill infants and toddlers more often than just about any breed other than Pit Bull types and Rotties.

2 posted on 03/01/2012 1:54:06 PM PST by Above My Pay Grade
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To: Above My Pay Grade

my grandaughter was attacked 2 weeks ago sadly she has a 3 inch 20 stitch lifetime scar on her right cheek, back of neck and collar bone scars. why does it take toddler deaths to take action. as a rural texan, i should have a right to shoot stray dogs and negligent owners should be criminally charged. is there a difference if 1 of my 3 dogs kill your child or my gun, either way it’s a negligent owner.

3 posted on 03/01/2012 2:55:31 PM PST by Undecided 2012
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To: Altariel

Is that you, Chett99?

4 posted on 03/01/2012 3:02:37 PM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Joe 6-pack


5 posted on 03/01/2012 7:52:00 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; ...

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

6 posted on 03/01/2012 7:55:23 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

Why do you say that?

7 posted on 03/01/2012 10:15:00 PM PST by Brad’s Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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