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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.
Well, maybe NOW the government will step in and ban dog ownership.
Perhaps we can sue the dog breeders. Or the American Kennel Club for failing to warn us that dogs can be unpredictable.
Now we'll hear from the dog lobby, no doubt. Some crap about the right to self-defense...
I mean, how much more of this must we take !!
No, but the owners of dogs who kill children should be put in prison for life.
No, the dogs just need counseling. Just ask PETA.
This is why I will not own a dog until my girls are older.
And did I say, I watch my kids?
I would've snapped their necks with my own bare hands.
I watch my kids AND my dog.
Never ever leave young children ALONE and UNSUPERVISED
They drown in pools...they get into cupboards and eat poisonous substances...they play in traffic....they get into
all kinds of trouble..and get seriously injured and killed.
Leaving them alone with any dogs..but especially large ones
You want to put the Mom and Dad in jail - for life?
How about parents who do not watch their children around dogs?
A dog is a dog. It will revert to it's instinct. It is the parent's job not to trust that animal around one's own offspring.
One thing I have learned over the years is that quite a species of dogs can feel jealousy of a newborn or small children. And the end result is described here.
And the mother and grandmother didn't HEAR this happening because?????? A two year old outside and unsupervised?
>>I watch my kids AND my dog.<<
Amen and that is the way it should be.
I don't know about that...but it probably meets the standard for manslaughter and/or criminal negligence in most jurisdictions.
I was told by my Pediatrician that the largest amount of dog bites to children happen when the child is two to three because the dog no longer see the child as a baby but rather part of the pack.
The dog may well be fighting for it's place.
now that sucks...
I have two Huskies. They are the sweetest dogs I have ever had. That said, I won't leave either alone with any of my children, when I have them.
I would agree with your assessment if the dogs were trained to kill but a dog that goes nuts is not always the human owners fault.
I think you are right. The only dogs that ever attacked me were a set of two, kept by a family. They revert to the "pack mentality" when there is more than one.
I have two new lab-akita puppies, and I intend to keep a close eye on them, no matter how gentle they appear. I can really see the "me-too" coming out, even at 9 weeks.