Monday, October 19, 2009

Double standard? I think so.....
Dog Mauls 11-Year-Old Boy
Animal Shelter Officer Great Dane To Likely Avoid Destruction
POSTED: 9:09 pm CDT October 18, 2009

GROVE, Ark. -- An animal shelter officer said a great dane that mauled an 11-year-old boy likely won't be destroyed.

The boy received around 100 stitches after he was bitten and shaken by the dog at a dog walk.

According to a police report, the boy fell down while trying to catch his golden retriever that had gotten loose and then, the great dane attacked him.

Grove police gave the dog's owner a citation for "keeping a dog in an annoying manner and dog bite."


Are they serious? Had this dog been a "Pit Bull" or "Pit Bull type dog" (or German Shepherd, Rottweiler, or Doberman), this dog would have been euthanized no questions asked. The fact that this dog caused injuries resulting in 100 stitches and "bit and shook" the boy means this wasn't a simple nip, people.

Biting and shaking by dogs is how they kill their prey!


A. Hab said...

What does it mean to "keep the dog in an annoying manner"? The police were annoyed by the manner in which the dog was kept? That sentence makes no grammatical sense to me.

Jack said...

Ready for this? (You know if we wrote the laws, they would make A LOT more sense!)

The keeping of, or permitting the keeping of, any animal within the corporate limits of the city in such a
manner that it annoys or bothers a person or persons by:
1. Barking, howling, cackling, or crowing;
2. Noxious or offensive odors;
3. Endangering the health and welfare of inhabitants of the city; or
4. Otherwise disturbing the peace and quiet of a person.
Is hereby declared to be a nuisance and is unlawful in the city.

A. Hab said...

Lol, wow...I'm glad you found that because that particular phrase was keeping me in an annoying manner all night! ;)

And laws would totally make more sense if English majors wrote them. Which is probably why they didn't...because it's a lot easier to enforce a law that people don't understand than it is to enforce one they do. ;)