Skip to comments.Police: Girl, 2, dies after apparent dog mauling
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.
Our Jack Russell was aggressive with both my husband and myself. He is an alpha male and very hard headed. It took us two years to knock some sense into him. He no longer bites us but he attacks all 3 of my Rottweilers. They steer clear of him. When he bites he locks on and it is very difficult to pry him loose.
-"Sometimes pet owners think their animals are human. They're not."-
Amen to that...I love my pets but they are not and will never be more important than a human life!
I would add that it was nice of him to provide you notice of his intentions. Most little boys I know would just have gone ahead and done it.
Then there was the time my little sister (now 30-some and mother of three girls under 3) put the button in her nose . . . and the time she put the popcorn kernel in her ear and it popped . . . and the time she pulled out both her (non-loose) front teeth because I'd lost a tooth and she figured the Tooth Fairy would double up on her . . .
As far as my brother went, I'll always remember him chasing me and my sister around the house with Dad's fraternity paddle (that thing was made out of METAL) . . . chugging a bottle of Jean Nate on a dare made by one of his sisters . . . putting half a lizard in my sister's shoe . . .
Good times, good times.
I'm curious what the breed of the dogs really was. Could have been huskies, could have been malmutes, could have been wolf hygrids for that matter.
Of course, I absolutely agree that one should not leave a 2 year old unsupervised and children should not be left at the mercy of any dogs (and yes, I own big dogs, goldens, who I would never ever expect to hurt a child, but it is not worth ever taking the risk).
Huskies are active, high energy dogs, with many wolf-like characteristics. They need lots of exercise, otherwise they get frustrated and more agressive. How much do you want to bet that these dogs were just left tied up in the yard everyday?
So it's a safe bet.
Her we go again.
Why has it taken me this long to figure out you ain't in Iraq, Mike? ;o)
well if you havent asked, I wasnt exactly offering it up either
I have been back for just under 4 months now
"Sometimes pet owners think their animals are human. They're not."
It's when you treat them as human that they get out of control. They are not people, and they don't think like people.
Kisses and treating them like children doesn't do near as much for them as treating them like dogs. They like being told what to do better than anything.
If that doesn't work nothing will. I won't keep dangerous dogs.
One of these days, those Rott's are going to decide that they have had enough.
My grandfather had a German Sheppard on his farm when we (5 grandchildren) were younger. She was the greatest dog. We would climb all over her, tug on her ears and tail and she would just lay there and watch us.
Come on, you took me seriously? :)
Maybe I did...my bad.
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