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Thread: Dog owner responsibility

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    Re: Dog owner responsibility

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    My little girl is four, and it sickens me to think that she could die as a result of someone else's actions, (or carelessness).
    such as leaving your door open?


    not, in any way, trying to absolve the dog owner of responsibility. just sayin....if the house had been secure, the dog would not have been able to just "run in" and attack anyone. I live in the boonies and always make sure the doors and windows are secure, don't want any stray critters getting in.
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    Re: Dog owner responsibility

    As others have said, it all depends on the circumstances involved in the incident.

    And, yes, I have children. Dogs aren't actually allowed in my neighborhood, but living on the very end of housing, there are houses just on the other side of the street that are not part of the military housing that could have animals. I would not leave my doors/windows open normally. We have a wood privacy fence (at least 6 ft) surrounding our back yard. If a pet of someone's were to come over that fence and hurt one of my children, I'd be wondering what made that person's animal go to such trouble to get at my children. I would insist that everything be looked into, including how the dog/animal was treated by the owner and what the dog's/animal's history of attacks (if any) is.

    I am a big believer in finding out the reasoning and all circumstances of a situation before insisting that someone be charged with a crime.
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    Re: Dog owner responsibility

    My neighbor's dog is allowed to run free all over the neighborhood. While trying to shoo it from our yard once it started getting aggressive and motioned toward attacking me. If that thing even scratched me I'd call the police demanding it be taken away from their owners.

    Whether or not the dog is allowed to wander freely or if it happens to escape, the owner needs to be held responsible for any damage the animal causes. It depends on how negligent this owner was in this case... if there is clear negligence in securing their dog, they should be jailed. It the escape was of no fault of the owners, then at the most they should be fined for not training their animal properly.

    Either way, the dog should be put down.
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    Re: Dog owner responsibility

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Over here we've had a recent incident where a dog escaped its yard, broke into the neighbours house and killed a 4 year old. Under current laws all the dog owner receives is a fine, and there's a debate over whether the owner should receive jail time or not. So what do you think, should there be a charge of negligent homicide or something like that for owners who allow their dogs to escape and cause death?
    If a dog owner willfully allows their dog to escape such as letting it run the neighborhood, not adequately making sure the dog is secured like a fence that that is too short or knows the dog digs but does not put the dog on a leash, or knows it has a escape but does nothing to retrieve the dog then the owner should serve time in prison for negligent homicide. Its no different than purposely leaving a bag of poisoned candy,bomb or a loaded machine gun on a playground. That said not all dogs are vicious animals or are capable of killing someone,this behavior depends on owner and how the owner raised and treated the dog. Because out of the 78.2 million owned dogs in the United States and the millions of stray dogs in the country there are only around 20-30 dog fatalities a year in the US.
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    Re: Dog owner responsibility

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    such as leaving your door open?


    not, in any way, trying to absolve the dog owner of responsibility. just sayin....if the house had been secure, the dog would not have been able to just "run in" and attack anyone. I live in the boonies and always make sure the doors and windows are secure, don't want any stray critters getting in.
    Seriously? It's their fault that their child died because they left a door open on THEIR property? god damn.
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    Re: Dog owner responsibility

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    Seriously? It's their fault that their child died because they left a door open on THEIR property? god damn.
    that's not what I said. knee-jerk much?
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    Re: Dog owner responsibility

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post

    I am a big believer in finding out the reasoning and all circumstances of a situation before insisting that someone be charged with a crime.
    The reasoning? What are you talking about..? A little girl was ripped to pieces because someone wasn't responsible with their vicious dog. And now people actually blame the people who were attacked because they left a ****ing door open. It's preposterous. And people actually support that line of BS. What circumstances need to be made clear to you? It seems obvious to me that an owner of a dog is responsible for its actions. It's ridiculous that anyone has the nerve to argue otherwise.
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    Re: Dog owner responsibility

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    Seriously? It's their fault that their child died because they left a door open on THEIR property? god damn.
    Would the parents be partially responsible if they left the door open on their property and the child wandered away? What if a wild animal got inside?
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    Re: Dog owner responsibility

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    that's not what I said. knee-jerk much?
    You clearly said that if the people had not left their door open, the dog wouldn't have been able to attack. Yeah, so? What's the point of that statement? The dog was on their property, unleashed and out of control. Thus THE OWNER is completely responsible for its actions. Case closed.
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    Re: Dog owner responsibility

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Can a mod (except Redress) fix the spelling mistake in the poll?
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