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Posted on 05/06/2005 1:27:53 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan
Police: Girl, 2, dies after apparent dog mauling
5/6/2005, 2:01 p.m. ET
The Associated Press
WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) A 2-year-old girl appears to have been mauled to death Friday by her family's two Huskies, police said.
Police in this Oakland County community said the dogs were taken into the custody of animal control after the attack shortly before 9:30 a.m. EDT.
The child's mother and grandparents were in the house at the time, police said, and her mother called 911 after the child was found in the backyard. The parents were interviewed, police said, and had not been charged.
Additional information wasn't immediately available.
Not a pit bull? A 2 year old left alone out in the back yard with huskies - where is their common sense?
Some dogs can get aggressive when someone gets to close to their food dish or toys. The parents should not have left the child alone with the dogs. I have a Jack Russell that I would not trust with an adult let alone a child.
Yes, now tell me how many times have you heard, "But I just turned my back for a second"??
You are a great dog owner!
I love dogs but I love my kids more. Sometimes pet owners think their animals are human. They're not.
From what I hear, Akitas are not shy for ripping into a "competitor" or "toy".
Yes , believe me I know all about JR's. Ours has never been aggresive to humans or cats but he is definatley the Alpha Male when it comes to the other four dogs, two of wich weigh 10 times as much as he does.
No but the animals sometime think they are.
"A two year old outside and unsupervised?"
That's the thing of it, isn't it. I'd like to know what the two (2!) women were so involved with that they were not keeping an eye on the kid and the dogs.
Execute the dogs and the parents.
"But I just turned my back for a second"??
And that's all it takes. I was a hawk, an absolute hawk with my kid, but I tell you, she moved FAST, and there were a couple of heart-attack moments. Things can really happen in a second, but you've got to be a lot more careful than many people are. My kid was NEVER let play outside alone when she was too, even though other family members would encourage me to let her do so.
The parents of this little girl just entered a prison much much worse than any built by man.
The owner immediately put all 3 to death, which they should do, but as time has passed neighbors are coming forth with stories about the bad behavior of those dogs. In fact, AFTER their complaints to the police, the family finally penned them in the yard. I think the parents should be charged with felony child abuse, and for keeping dogs known to have aggressive behavior.
Ban dog ownership?????? You actually said that?
One 9mm hollowpoint between each pair of eyes.
The best dog I ever had was a Huskey mix. She was with us before the kids and up until they were about 10 years old. I don't fault the dogs so much as the owners.
I grew up with six siblings and 6 different dogs over the years, including 2 huge German shepherds. We were not always watched when playing. No one ever even got a scratch. I guess even dogs are stressed out these days.
Perfect example of my tagline.
There ought to be a law!!!
My two year old just yesterday informed me he was going to put a penny in his bottom.
Two year olds really have no sense. They can't be left alone to play, dogs or no dogs.
Sheesh. That's not where pennies go.
Everyone knows that's where you swipe the ATM card.
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