Skip to comments.Young Boy Attacked By Dogs ( Colorado )
Posted on 07/27/2013 7:19:52 AM PDT by george76
It's a disturbing story. A six year old mauled by three dogs in a Pueblo West neighborhood.
Arynn Clements' father tells 11 News it happened Thursday afternoon when his son walked down the street to see a friend.
" My six year old went over to play with his friend and nobody was home and their dogs had come around the corner and attacked him," Chester said.
The boy somehow got away from the dogs and walked back home, his father says he was covered in blood when he got to them.
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The Humane society is “investigating what and how it happened” ? What = dogs attacked boy. How = they were loose and the used their teeth. There. I saved them a bunch of time.
3 Great Danes wow...
I don’t even know what to say other than 6 years old is too young to be walking around without an adult.
not clear if there was a fenced yard and the boy entered it uninvited
nonetheless, owner negligent for not locking gate! Parents negligent for letting 6 year old go wandering without confirming the other family home and willing to babysit him
Yeah. Too much can go wrong these days to let little kids be out on their own... And, even if the dad still decided to let him walk over to play with a friend, at minimum should have checked to make sure there was someone there.
This easily could have turned into a missing child story instead of a dog attack.
I let my 6 year old grandson shoot firearms under my supervision. I don’t allow him to walk the neighborhood, even a few houses away without me or his parents with him.
Yes it could have.
I am not even sure an adult present would have been able to stop the attack, but if I was there I would damn sure have tried.
Thank God the boy is still alive.
I let my 6 year old grandson shoot firearms under my supervision. I dont allow him to walk the neighborhood, even a few houses away without me or his parents with him.
Good for you, umgud. When you and I were six, we were considerably safer than kids today, though it wasn't unheard of for children to be attacked by untrained dogs: merely much less common.
In all of his books recounting his decades as an English country vet, james Herriot said that the only time he ever felt truly threatened by a dog was when he inadvertently got between a female great dane and her newborn puppies.
Now this was over 50 yrs. ago. My mother had my sister and I in the car and she ran out of gas. My sister was still a baby and I`m 2-1/2 years older than her. I walked by myself about 6 blocks or so, back to a gas station we passed, for help.
Wow! I do not have any experience with Great Danes outside of admiring one at the vet, though I did not approach it.
Only time I ever felt threatened by dogs was as a 12 year old boy walking a lonely road between my step uncle’s house and my step grandfather’s house in South Carolina. There was good two miles between houses and nothing but woods in between.
About halfway was when the three dogs came out of the woods and began to menace me from behind. I turned and stared down the lead dog with the meanest look on my face I could muster.
They did not charge so I began to walk again, but they still followed. So I turned and stared it down again, then walked away again. The second time they did not follow any longer.
If they had charged, or if I had run I think it would have turned out badly for me. There was nothing else but me and them.
Under the Obama/Holder system of justice, the young lad will no doubt be arrested for animal abuse. Should he be acquitted, PETA and like-minded groups will no doubt organize massive street demonstrations labeling the child as an unrepentant “pettist.” They blame leash laws for all such incidents and demand their repeal. “Only when animals can roam our streets and cities freely will they beat their jaws into plowshares and become respectable partners in managing our communities,” a PETA spokesperson said after verdict. He added, “No one will be safe until every vestige of pettism is
purged from our system.”
In Soviet America, victim perpetrate you!
who in folking God’s green earth lets their six year old go see if anybody is home? You call, you determine the kid is home, you determine the parent is also home and you walk or at the very least watch the kid get there. Are these people complete total idiots?
Even an 8-year-old boy should not be walking home alone.
Yes... and the key word is supervision... Makes all the difference.
Good for you for keeping watch over your grandson.
You are right, an adult might not have been able to stop the attack, but there are better odds for an adult plus a 6 year old versus just a 6 year old.
As an aside, Danes usually are referred to as gentle giants. But as Joe pointed out in the Herriot example, there are circumstances that create added danger. And, though there are certain standard temperaments among various breeds, each animal has to be viewed individually. I have known sweet heart Pit Bulls and aggressive Golden Retrievers.
I was bitten by a seemingly docile German Shepherd because I didn’t know her history. I was giving her treats from a treat bag on a lanyard, reaching to the bag, and then out toward her. The third time I did that she lunged forward and bit my upper arm and shoulder. I found out later that she had been abused by a prior owner, and some of the abuse involved Schutzhund training. I believe my arm motion was close enough to the type of Schutzhund movements used in baiting an attack, that it triggered that reaction in that particular dog.
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