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Softlysoftly Sat 13-Oct-12 08:04:51 but I don't feel 1 ounce of sympathy for the feckless owner?

[NOTE FROM MNHQ: we've been asked to warn people that the photo in the linked article may be upsetting for some.]

MissVerinder Sat 13-Oct-12 08:09:55

She'll just get another dog sad

catgirl1976 Sat 13-Oct-12 08:11:13

Um, I feel sorry for a woman who has just seen her pet dog stabbed to death in front of her eyes.

Feckless or not that is pretty fucking traumatic

WofflingOn Sat 13-Oct-12 08:11:47

What a shame that no authorities acted to stop the dog before the situation got so bad that someone took the law into their own hands.
So the dog had been out of control, off the lead, attacking other dogs and nothing had been done to stop it?
Being PTS would have been a kinder death.

CailinDana Sat 13-Oct-12 08:12:37

Fuckwits like that dog owner piss me off so much - they should be charged with something on a par to carrying a dangerous weapon in public, because that's what an out of control dog is. She should be banned from owning dogs for life.

However, what that man did was absolutely bonkers and I would never be in favour of someone going mental with a knife like that. I know he was protecting his dog but crikey he really went to town.

WofflingOn Sat 13-Oct-12 08:13:37

If she gets another dog, she'd better control it or move. Because once vigilante action has worked, it occurs again. Poison next time?

catgirl1976 Sat 13-Oct-12 08:14:18

She should be banned from keeping animals. The dog sounds like a nightmare (owners fault) but that must have been horrific for everyone involved. Especially the poor dogs sad

MrsKeithRichards Sat 13-Oct-12 08:14:50

Oh my god the whole thing is horrific.

poachedeggs Sat 13-Oct-12 08:15:58

That's horrific. A horrible thing to have happened to all concerned and completely unavoidable had she kept her dog under control. I don't know what I think about the man who stabbed it. There's instinctive revulsion but then I can see how he had very few options.

I despair at the culture of irresponsible dog ownership in this country.

Softlysoftly Sat 13-Oct-12 08:16:46

Totally think he needs prosecuting too he didn't even react he went and got the knives shock.

But out of control dogs are PTS because of owners like her, selfish totally selfish.

HazleNutt Sat 13-Oct-12 08:18:15

the article is misleading, it first claims that the guy came back "after" the dogs had had a fight and just stabbed the bulldog. Although it later appears that he stabbed the dog during the fight as the bulldog would have killed his dog the owner would not do anything.

OatyBeatie Sat 13-Oct-12 08:20:04

It's odd that the story doesn't make it clear from the beginning that the man's own dog was (as far as I can gather) on the point of being killed when he stabbed the American Bulldog to death. It's not that saving his own dog necessarily makes the stabbing right, but it completely changes the nature of what he did.

I think I would be prepared to seriously hurt another dog if it was the only way of interrupting its fatal attack on my dog. It seems odd that the story was so clearly misleading until its second half.

Absolutely shocking photograph. What a horrible situation.

Megatron Sat 13-Oct-12 08:21:07

I don't think he should be prosecuted at all.

This is totally her fault and could have been completely avoided if she had looked after her dog properly. I feel sorry that she saw this, I feel sorry for the man who took these steps to save his own dog and I feel really fucking sorry that poor Tyson didn't have a responsible owner.

OatyBeatie Sat 13-Oct-12 08:21:50

x-post hazel!

I can understand why he wasn't prosecuted, if his own dog was in the larger dog's jaws at the time of the stabbing.

Tailtwister Sat 13-Oct-12 08:22:46

It was a horrible situation created by one person, the dog's owner. It seems she allowed it to wander around the estate, attacking dogs and threatening children in some cases. She also doesn't seem to have been present for the initial attack on the man's dog. He states her dog had his in a headlock and at this point he went to get the knives in a bid to release it.

In any case I don't have an ounce of sympathy for her.

WofflingOn Sat 13-Oct-12 08:23:09

Exactly, Oatie. He tried to save his dog, then went and got the knives because it was the only thing he could think of to save his dog.

'When she did finally turn up five minutes later all she did was stroke her dog. I was kicking and punching it but it wouldn’t budge so I went into the kitchen and got three knives.
'I’m not proud of what I’ve done but what was I supposed to do, stand there and let it kill my dog?'

Cabrinha Sat 13-Oct-12 08:28:40

Well, I'm coming over judgemental that the problem dog was called Tyson. I suppose it could have rehomed and she wasn't responsible for the name... Yeah, it'd be traumatic to see it stabbed - but she doesn't seem that bothered about the dog if she let it out unattended (if article is true on that). Would you be sympathetic about seeing her pet stabbed if it had happened whilst pulling it off a mauled, bitten dead toddler?

WofflingOn Sat 13-Oct-12 08:33:00

Here's another version of events, obviously written by a dog-lover. It is interesting how manipulation of the facts and selection of information can make the events sound so different.

poachedeggs Sat 13-Oct-12 08:33:23

This is what I don't get. I've got a couple of dogs. They're nice. They don't have a problem with other dogs, or people. They don't mind children in small doses. Were they to escape, they wouldn't chase, terrorise or trouble anyone except the local rabbit population. But they're kept secure for numerous reasons, primarily because I wouldn't want anything bad to happen to them, and also because they could easily cause a traffic collision. I don't grasp why some people are happy to allow their dogs to wander around.

poachedeggs Sat 13-Oct-12 08:36:55

Woffling interesting how she says it's not a commodity, it's part of the family - same as my toddler but I don't let her roam the neighborhood out of control.

OatyBeatie Sat 13-Oct-12 08:50:47

Hmm, that other story fudges the issue by talking of the two dogs "scrapping."

The two articles compared are a lesson in how unreliable news stories in general can be.

ChameleonCircuit Sat 13-Oct-12 08:59:02

Why does it always have to be down to "the authorities" to do something? It was HER dog, SHE should have been a responsible dog owner. She wasn't, so now her poor dog is dead and another is traumatised. I feel sorry for the dogs - not her.

TerrorNotSoFrightened Sat 13-Oct-12 09:04:12

I haven't opened any of the links as they will upset me (wimp)

When my dog (on lead) was attacked, by instinct was of course to save mine, I picked up the biggest stick I could and tried to beat the out of control dog.
I was shocked at myself, I could never have imagined me doing something like that but it happened all the same.

I don't judge the man who stabbed the dog. I do judge the dogs owner.

WofflingOn Sat 13-Oct-12 09:05:43

Was that because I said it was a pity that the authorities hadn't acted earlier, chameleon?
I'd like to see dogs on leashes in public at all times, muzzles worn and penalties for owners greatly increased.
Nothing was done to stop this irresponsible owner, and her free-range dog.

GragPop Sat 13-Oct-12 09:12:11

Awful for the dog and everyone involved.

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