(Closed) Had to put our dog down three days ago

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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1765 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Jamesveronica7275:  Honestly, you did the most responsible thing you could do. A dog showing aggression towards children simply cannot be tolerated. It sounds like you took measures to try to keep the dog as well as keep everyone safe, but ultimately the dogs aggression was too much. You did the right thing. 

Post # 4
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1715 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Im suprised your dog wasnt taken away and put down by the police. You really did the right thing.

Post # 5
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7656 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

You did the right thing, as hard as it was.

Post # 6
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1666 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think you did the right thing.   I know it’s hard but it sounds like his aggrestion would just esculate.  So sorry for you and your childrens loss.

Post # 7
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471 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think you made the right decision and that you were lucky further damage wasn’t done to any children. I’m not being snarky. I have been in your shoes and I put my dog down the first time it happened.

Post # 8
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211 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

While I am sure that was a very difficult choice to make, it was the right choice. You should consider yourself lucky that you have not been sued.

I am very sorry for your loss.

Post # 9
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369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m so sorry for you loss, however I believe you made the right decision.

Post # 10
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204 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I can only imagine what a difficult decision this was for you.  My heart hurts for you.  But the PPs are right.  You did the right thing, and you are very lucky more damage wasn’t done.  Aside from complaining to the police and having the dog put down, your neighbors could have sued you.  And they would have won.  Injury from aggressive dogs like this is generally a strict liability–there is no defense you could make legally.  While it is very sad that you had to make this decision, the emotional and legal consequences of a severe attack on a child would have been unbearable.

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