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    Re: Dog owner responsibility

    I didn't answer the poll because I feel it depends on whether the owner took reasonable measures to keep his dog under control. If it was a well constructed high fence without obvious escape routes as is typical of most dog owners, the dog had no history of violence, and the dog wasn't considered a dangerous breed illegal to own or requires special precautions by law that weren't taken (like pitbulls in many areas), I think a fine and payment of related costs would be reasonable.

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    Re: Dog owner responsibility

    Quote Originally Posted by CompSciGuy View Post
    I didn't answer the poll because I feel it depends on whether the owner took reasonable measures to keep his dog under control. If it was a well constructed high fence without obvious escape routes as is typical of most dog owners, the dog had no history of violence, and the dog wasn't considered a dangerous breed illegal to own or requires special precautions by law that weren't taken (like pitbulls in many areas), I think a fine and payment of related costs would be reasonable.
    apparently some people think that simply because the dog was a pit, the owner should rot in prison forever. nevermind the FACT that the dog was so well contained that the neighbors had never even seen the dog in 3 years.
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    Re: Dog owner responsibility

    Actually, I didn't read beyond the original post and didn't notice if the dog was a pitbull or not. But yeah, if it's illegal to own a pitbull, or ownership of the dog legally requires certain precautions that weren't taken, then yes, the owner should go to prison.

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    Re: Dog owner responsibility

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    apparently some people think that simply because the dog was a pit, the owner should rot in prison forever. nevermind the FACT that the dog was so well contained that the neighbors had never even seen the dog in 3 years.
    The dog was well contained? I don't care if the fence is 20 foot high and sits on a concrete footing, bottom line the dog was not on it's owners property and was not controlled on a leash, it does not matter if it was a pit bull a rotte or lassie dogs are not responsible for thier actions their owners are and should be held responsible for the actions of thier dog this is man sluaghter and should be treated as such

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    Re: Dog owner responsibility

    Quote Originally Posted by EarlzP View Post
    The dog was well contained? I don't care if the fence is 20 foot high and sits on a concrete footing, bottom line the dog was not on it's owners property and was not controlled on a leash, it does not matter if it was a pit bull a rotte or lassie dogs are not responsible for thier actions their owners are and should be held responsible for the actions of thier dog this is man sluaghter and should be treated as such
    so even though the owner may have done everything within his power to keep the dog on his property, he should spend 20 years in prison because the dog escaped?

    there is more to this story than meets the eye. dogs, even trained attack dogs, don't just attack people for no reason. someone/something triggered this attack.
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    Re: Dog owner responsibility

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    so even though the owner may have done everything within his power to keep the dog on his property, he should spend 20 years in prison because the dog escaped?

    there is more to this story than meets the eye. dogs, even trained attack dogs, don't just attack people for no reason. someone/something triggered this attack.
    Your wrong about dogs not attacking people for nothing Oscar...pit bulls do it all the time in florida...and right behind me a Sheriffs Deputy had her k9 atack dog penned and the dog was recently taken from her for attacking and biting two neighbors and the sheriffs dept having two lawsuits on them.
    In fla there are constant reports of unprovoked dog attacks....something has to be done to control DOG OWNERS and make them more responsible for the pets they are responsible for....people shouldnt be afraid to go to their mailbox or walk their pets or ride a bike or walk their neighborhold...

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    Re: Dog owner responsibility

    I'd like more information. In one article linked on this thread, the statement was made that there were relatives standing in the home's driveway. I have my front door open and am standing on the porch or in the yard while whomever stopped by is in the driveway. But what we don't have are facts. Neighbors hadn't seen the dog, and we don't know how the dog got out. We also don't know whether somebody, maybe a kid, was provoking the dog.

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    Re: Dog owner responsibility

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Your wrong about dogs not attacking people for nothing Oscar...pit bulls do it all the time in florida...and right behind me a Sheriffs Deputy had her k9 atack dog penned and the dog was recently taken from her for attacking and biting two neighbors and the sheriffs dept having two lawsuits on them.
    In fla there are constant reports of unprovoked dog attacks....something has to be done to control DOG OWNERS and make them more responsible for the pets they are responsible for....people shouldnt be afraid to go to their mailbox or walk their pets or ride a bike or walk their neighborhold...
    yeah and the punk kid who was throwing rocks at my neighbor's dog swore up and down that the dog attacked him for no reason too. easy to claim "the dog attacked for no reason" since the dog can't give its side of the story.
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    Re: Dog owner responsibility

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I'd like more information. In one article linked on this thread, the statement was made that there were relatives standing in the home's driveway. I have my front door open and am standing on the porch or in the yard while whomever stopped by is in the driveway. But what we don't have are facts. Neighbors hadn't seen the dog, and we don't know how the dog got out. We also don't know whether somebody, maybe a kid, was provoking the dog.
    doesn't matter the owner is repsonsible. he should've had the dog encased in kryptonite and in his hip pocket 24/7/365
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    Re: Dog owner responsibility

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Your wrong about dogs not attacking people for nothing Oscar...pit bulls do it all the time in florida...and right behind me a Sheriffs Deputy had her k9 atack dog penned and the dog was recently taken from her for attacking and biting two neighbors and the sheriffs dept having two lawsuits on them.
    In fla there are constant reports of unprovoked dog attacks....something has to be done to control DOG OWNERS and make them more responsible for the pets they are responsible for....people shouldnt be afraid to go to their mailbox or walk their pets or ride a bike or walk their neighborhold...
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    K9 attack dogs are attack dogs. I hardly think that an attack dog that does its job is a fair representative of the canine species as a whole, in terms of willingness to attack humans.

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