Dog protected his home now being euthanised. Please help!!!
Its not one of my dogs....
A friend of a friend has a four year old, male border collie. Yesterday, a 12 year old boy broke into their yard (snipped the fence with wire cutters) and the dog grabbed the seat of the boys pants and made a mark on the boy (didnt break skin) The dog has NEVER bitten anyone before.
The owners have been given untill 2PM Thursdays (as in tomorrow afternoon)to get the dog rehomed to a home without children or it will be euthanised.
DOES ANYONE WITHIN DRIVING DISTANCE OF HARTFORD CT KNOW OF ANYONE WHO CAN TAKE THIS ANIMAL?
he happens to be a pure-breed dog with registration papers and everything, I know none of us here on this site care about that, but it might helop you find people who will take it.
Can anyone email DaveDrum for me?
Im so tempted to post my phone number right now so that people can get in touch with me...ugg...I dont want nonvegwebbers who stubble accfross it ot call me...email me at eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%73%69%6c%6c%79%7a%65%61%6c%79%40%79%61%68%6f%6f%2e%63%6f%6d%22%3e%73%69%6c%6c%79%7a%65%61%6c%79%40%79%61%68%6f%6f%2e%63%6f%6d%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')).
That is ridiculous!! Is there a way they can fight it or like a group they can get in touch with to help them fight it? I'm too far away to really help out, but this is crazy, so I'm bumping it.
Thanks for the update VHZ. Like you, I'm glad that he will be safe. I personally think it's unfair that the dog and owners are being punished for this, when he was on his own property.
I am glad he is safe! ;)b ;)b ;)b
Frankly I am very surprised that they will not persue getting him back, I sure wouldn't give up one of animal friends without a huge fight.
I just think this entire situation is unjust. How can anyone possibly think that it is okay to punish a dog for protecting his own property? Especially by euthanasia. It's just wrong.
If you need to find a foster home, I am willing to offer mine.
i cannot believe how ridiculous that was. it's like when that guy broke into someone's house and got injured and sued the homeowner. wtf???
i say kick the kids out, keep the dog!
Zealia, Thank you for letting us know. This story really bothered me & I kept thinking of the dog yesterday. I am so glad that he'll be safe now. The owners are giving up the dog without even trying? That's sad.
it's like when that guy broke into someone's house and got injured and sued the homeowner. wtf???
LOL! I forgot about that story... Ridic.
I'm glad the dog will be okay, Zealia - but like others, I'm very surprised that the owners aren't going to pursue getting him back (from the sound of it, anyway)... I wouldn't let my dog go without a MAJOR fight. (She doesn't have any teeth, so fortunately, this situation will never happen - but that's beside the point... ;))
I'm glad it worked out ok. I got your voicemail about it (after I read the thread), but I didn't really know anyone--all my friends live in apartments without doggies. The whole situation is very sad :(
I too am glad the dog will be OK Zealia but if it was my Cali, I would be taking it to the supreme court of Canada. I would not let my dog go anywhere. I would fight it until the end and I know in the end, I would win because the situation you described is definitely court worthy and fightable. Is that even a word? Things are different in Canada than the US but dogs usually get a first chance (in some cases 3 chances depending on the extent of the attack). Not even breaking the skin, that is such a joke. It isn't even an attack.
Cali has never bitten anyone and I doubt she ever would but who knows what can happen in extreme circumstances. None the less, I would fight for her. If she bit and hurt someone badly unprovoked, I would have to weigh the situation but the case you have described is a joke.
There is no way a court would rule in putting that dog to sleep.
Very, very sad. One takes a pet and it is their responsibility to care for them and fight for them for the life of the pet.
I am dismayed the owner is not taking a proactive stance in this. Very sad.
I finally figured out what's weird to me about this. The dog doesn't mandatorily have to be euthanized. It can be given away to someone else. So, what they're saying is that no one believes that this is a dangerous dog. If it was dangerous, the county or whoever, would likely accept some liability allowing it to be homed somewhere else. I mean, another neighbor on the same street could have taken in the dog. What's the difference between the dog staying where it's at and moving to another home? Not much, except for a lot of drama.