Skip to comments.Hero Cat -- Attack Dog Euthanized [Don't blame me, I didn't write the headline.]
Posted on 05/25/2014 11:51:21 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
Every dog has it's day ... and in the case of the Lab/Chow mix that viciously attacked a little boy only to be scared off by hero cat -- his last day was Saturday.
Sources at the Bakersfield animal shelter tell TMZ ... Scrappy was euthanized at the end of a 10-day hold following the attack. We're told the dog was aggressive during his stay at the shelter, even trying to bite a couple of employees.
Scrappy was so ornery ... we're told he would try to attack staff even when they tried to give him food and water.
(Excerpt) Read more at tmz.com ...
[Links to a few related stories at source.]
Was he euthanized with a drug cocktail? Otherwise, how could it have been humane?
I may get flamed for this, but I am more cautious around Chows than Pit Bulls. In my personal experience, there are far more of them highly aggressive than any other breed. They are territorial and tend to be one person or one family dogs.
If you ever see a Chow shaved, you may mistake them for a Pit Bull. They are shaped very similar under all that fur.
Not surprised, but needed to be done.
Tara, the dog didn’t make you a hero cat, you did that yourself.
Chows do have a rep for aggression.
Now that’s one stealthy sniper !
He has cat-mouflage.
You wonder what cruelty the dog was subjected to that made it so hostile to humans.
Why not use a soft rubber basket muzzle? We had to do that with an aggressive dog and it worked well.
Some dogs, like some people, are born messed-up, but yeah, cruelty is the most probable explanation, IMO.
I wonder if it is not a general rule that those who keep savage dogs have a felony record?
Yes, it’s unfortunate, but that really was a vicious dog. A nice dog is very nice, a bad dog is terrifying. The way he went after that kid was frightening, and quite frankly I’m not sure the mother would have been able to get the better of things if the cat hadn’t been there.
Dog owners in two other cities who have seen the video believe that Hero cat resembles the same cat who got their dogs euthanized after being video taped in attacks, that they now claim the cat seems to have staged by setting up the dogs to provoke a response which could then be used as deadly evidence against them.
It’s owner did not exert leadership, so the dog assumed leadership.
Then, when the dog exibited aggressiveness, the owner encouraged it (by not correcting it).
The dog escaped from its yard and attacked a 4-y/o child without provocation. No second chances with that.
You’re kidding, right?
Or maybe there’s more than one Hero Cat out there.
I still say it’s an elaborate hoax.
I agree. Chows are mean and nasty.
I’ve always heard the same thing. My aunt used to have a beautiful tan chow male with a bright purple tongue, his name was Bobby. She always kept Bobby leashed up or outside during our visit. we petted him as she held him, and no more after that. Some dogs are great pets but may become One Man Dogs, like I’ve heard that Doberman’s usually are.
Hero cat? I thought the only way cats could be heroes to humans is if a human ate it to survive.
Would I kid on the internet about a cat stalking dogs in various cities, goading them into attacks, and creating video evidence to have them killed by authorities?
LOVED what you did with the kitty's toes.
The surprising thing was the dog’s body language; it approached the child without apparent hostility, as though it just wanted to sniff him and, possibly, play with him. Then, when it got close enough, WHAM!!, it went into full wolf/predator mode. Never was a dog so deserving of its end as that one. BTW, I’m dog daddy to two big, friendly dogs, an 85 lb. Pitador and a 110 lb. Great Dane.
You were mistaken.
One of the rescue dogs (sweet female German Sheppard) my husband got was abused. She would NOT take food from either one of us, even if we dropped it by her and walked away.
It took a while for us to find out what it was. But one day a young Latino male, with a folded-in umbrella approached us. Our dog FREAKED.
We figured that at one time a young Latino male got her to come to him by using food as a lure...then beat the holy pie outta her with the folded up umbrella when she got near.
Dogs don't forget.
It took over a year but she FINALLY got to trust and love us, especially my husband. He SURE had a way with animals.
There are cats out there setting up dogs, provoking them to attack children?
Bless you and your husband for helping that poor poochie. People who abuse animals should receive terrible justice.
I may be mistaken, but it looked to me like the dog was stalking the child from the get-go. The fact that dog apparently tried to hamstring the child leads me to believe that he saw the kid as lunch.
I REALLY, really hope that there is a very warm ETERNAL place for those who abuse animals and children.
LOL! Your kitteh reminds me of a story my late father told about the infamous Old Muzzy. Dad was born in 1900 and grew up in a small town in southern IL. There was a fence around his parents’ home with a grape arbor arching over the entrance. Muzzy would lie at the top of the arbor, hidden by the vines, awaiting the approach of an innocent, unfortunate dog, of which there were many, mostly mild, gentle hounds. As her intended victim would walk under the arbor, she’d droop suddenly onto his back, claws extended, and sink them in, hard. Every time, the victim screamed in terrible pain and ran as fast as he could. Whenever the family heard one of the agonized canine screams, somebody would say, “Ol Muzzy just got another.”
I that satire?
I have had 2 bad dogs. One was large and mean but managable. The other was a terrier mix. Sneaky and mean. It would be friendly and loving but jump on your lap. It then used it’s paw to get you to rub its chest.
If you stopped it would growl and use it’s paw again.
If you didn’t start again that was a snap...stop again it was a biting!
Bit my young son....put it down. Sad but no regrets.
Agreed. Any dog that attacks a human in that manner should be put down.
Sad, but necessary.
When I first read this story, I figured the cat was a girl kitty, probably acting from a maternal instinct to defend her family.
Only dog who ever bit me was a chow. Well, my nephew’s pit when I was scratching him but Eli did but in a loving sort of way he took my arm firmly in his mouth and looked it me. I stared him down. I never went near him again. Scary.
Those terriers are really brilliant.
I remember seeing one outside a deli near here. I said to myself: that dog looks like it’s smarter than about 90% of humans. I honestly felt like talking to the dog, and I am not a dog person.
I told hubby about seeing this dog and he told me about his aunt’s terrier. He said he would walk the dog sometimes and it would always trick him into letting it off the leash. Then it would take off, leaving hubby chasing after him and in a panic over what his aunt would do to him for losing her dog.
My hubby is one of the smartest people I know, and he IS a dog person.
I asked him how many times this had happened. “Every time” he said.
Um, could it had been just the umbrella he was holding rather that the fact he was Latino?
There must be a special place in hell for animal abusers.
Sounds like Harry Reid’s dog
Chows can be pretty odd.
My sister dumped hers on my parents.
Until his stifles crippled him up, he wanted to bite everybody.
Wow, that’s really in tin-foil hat land. Is the cat for rent? “Have Bad Dog, Will Travel”? Does the cat arrange the sting operation?