(Closed) Dog bite situation- what do we do???

posted 4 years ago in Pets
Post # 76
888 posts
Busy bee

I’m sorry that you are going through this and I hope that your husband has a speedy recovery. I would not jeopardize my relationship with my sister or any family member for ANY amount of money, ever.  I don’t know that I would report it either.  I got bitten by my friend’s dog when I intervened in a dog fight to protect her dog (I was dog sitting), ended up getting stiches and a rabies shot (not fun).  I would not even consider asking her for money – what?  I intervened in the dog fight at my own risk.  It was an accident.  I don’t think I’ll dog sit again and I’m sure that your Sister’s dog would not be welcome at my house again and we would definitely talk about the situation open and honestly.  I would tell her that I am worried if the dog attacked someone else or another animal and that they have to take appropriate precautions to prevent it.  But I would let it go, and no money involved.  Do what feels right to you for your situation. 

Post # 78
400 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Harn Homestead

gingerkitten:  I understand why he wants them to pay, but at this point $35 is nothing and might cause a big problem. But if it becomes a lot of money or lost time from work I would be asking them to cover it. 

As far as that dog, I would say it is never welcome, it tried to kill the poor cat and then injured your Darling Husband. That is unacceptable as is their actions as it happened, they should have been up and helping your Darling Husband seperate them. 

Post # 79
18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m glad that he is doing better and kitty is well! I hope that they get their dog some obedience classes (that might show in their favor with the dog bite case).  I also hope things go okay with your sister.

Post # 80
515 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Don’t ask for money… My Fiance got severely bit by his Aunt’s rescue a few weeks ago and he couldn’t use his hand for a while. He never asked for money. Just tell them the dog is no longer welcome, my Fiance told his Aunt that he will not come over to their house until the dog is locked downstairs.

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