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Two-year-old girl attacked by "service"dog
« on: April 04, 2014, 09:47:35 PM »
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Two-year-old girl attacked by dog
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A two-year-old girl is recovering after being attacked by a service dog. Police say the dog was staying at her family's apartment in Attica. The dog's owner was ...
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Re: Two-year-old girl attacked by "service"dog
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2014, 10:28:55 PM »
This is not what I want to hear/see/read. I cried. I could only read as far as the man had to beat the dog..... and I had to stop reading.

A 6 year old boy was killed by a GSD SD a few years ago.

Now this. I've had enough.

When is this going to stop?  Who is going to stop it?

This should be a national outrage to all people who use and train SDs, and all business owners, schools, Senators and Representatives.

We collectively said here it is only a matter of time until the attacks on PWDs, their SDs, children and others by inadequately selected and inadequately trained dogs that are ridiculously and bogusly called SDs.
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Re: Two-year-old girl attacked by "service"dog
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2014, 10:31:20 PM »
I also don't think it looks like a lab/shepherd cross.

I commented and then realized I was logged into Tardis's Facebook account. "Surge Richards," would be us.
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Re: Two-year-old girl attacked by "service"dog
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2014, 10:32:41 PM »
Some people should give the cops a heads up on the false pretenses the dog is called a SD.
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Re: Two-year-old girl attacked by "service"dog
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2014, 10:33:44 PM »
Well we need to sit back and find out if it is a SD or an ESA or just what?
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Re: Two-year-old girl attacked by "service"dog
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2014, 10:34:39 PM »
That's what I posted about. That the certification was probably purchased online.
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2014, 10:37:54 PM »
Could be from one of the fly by nite program placements for all we know.
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Re: Two-year-old girl attacked by "service"dog
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2014, 10:45:30 PM »
Could be, but usually when someone makes a point of saying the dog is a certified service dog, they've purchased that certification online. Every single time I've been able to get a look at the ID, I've recognized the manufacturer as such a business, not as a fly by night program.
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Re: Two-year-old girl attacked by "service"dog
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2014, 11:52:05 AM »
http://thedailynewsonline.com/news/article_4a094a32-bbb2-11e3-8703-0019bb2963f4.html
ATTICA — A court hearing on April 10 will determine the fate of a dog which attacked a toddler Sunday at a village residence.

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escribed as a mixed breed service animal, with Lab, pit, shepherd and husky ancestry —
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Re: Two-year-old girl attacked by "service"dog
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2014, 12:03:37 PM »
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She had 14 puncture wounds, and received five stitches.
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“She’s going to be fine, but in that minute he took, he did a lot of damage and it could have been worse, especially if nobody was around to help her,” Amrhein said. “ He could have killed her. He was whipping her around pretty hard.”

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Amrhein’s mother, Lora Weaver, of Batavia, said she’s highly skeptical of the canine’s service dog certification.
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Re: Two-year-old girl attacked by "service"dog
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2014, 12:11:11 PM »
One commenter says this was not the dog's first bite.

Puncture wounds are typically left open to drain, so the number of stitches does not reflect the severity of the injuries. I had 25 stitches for a 1.25 inch long laceration on my forehead, and only four when my arm was torn open to the bone by a dog bite, about three inches of laceration, but because it was a bite, it needed to drain. If they'd been punctures instead of tears, I'd have gotten no stitches at all.

That little girl is in a world of pain and will probably be scarred for life.
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Re: Two-year-old girl attacked by "service"dog
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2014, 12:16:06 PM »
Yea I hope the child does not have  any facial fractures or sinus damage . At her age sinus can lead to some major misery when she becomes as adult or teen. At two her sinus are soft, not fully formed so easily damaged.

If this dog has bitten before how in the heck is she getting away with calling it a service dog?? That really ticks me off .
 Had she used the service dog card stunt as a get out of trouble card before?
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Re: Two-year-old girl attacked by "service"dog
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2014, 12:17:51 PM »
Nora, I do wonder if this dog isn't being called a service dog in order to avoid trouble for being aggressive. We've seen owners do that before.

Regardless of whether this is a real service dog or not, it's certainly going to give a lot of ammo to the pro-certification groups. It doesn't matter that this happened in someone's private house and not in public. If the dog isn't a service dog, then a national certification could have prevented the man from calling it a service dog and (I assume) dragging it around in public. If it *is* a service dog, then it certainly has no right to be worked in public. Either way, national certification would help prevent these ill-behaved dogs from being in public.

This is an ugly incident all around and I'm so grateful that the girl is going to be all right. It could have been much worse.
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Re: Two-year-old girl attacked by "service"dog
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2014, 12:28:53 PM »
Similar scenario to the Dutch the dog situation. Attack in the house by visiting dog and no charges because of it. I just hope they decide to get this dangerous dog off the streets and out of commission . Already the defenders of the dog are blaming the child for the incident. I mean it IS perfectly reasonable to be able to eat pizza in your own home without a dog taking offence and biting you.
What next ? "Oh the mauler was just licking and panicked?" or "OH it was a rescue, it can be excused because it may have had a bad life before... "

Why do people always try and excuse and give a pass on a dog for very bad behavior toward humans and call it natural instinct ?   Or blame the humans if a dog bites them? Do these people just hate children ?
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Re: Two-year-old girl attacked by "service"dog
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2014, 12:53:59 PM »
I honestly hope this dog is removed from the owner at the least....  if all the child did was poke the dog and the dog did more than a simple snap... its NOT a safe dog.   Now if the child poked and there was one snap I would have pause (possible injury where child had poked)  but not a flat out mauling just for denial of food..... there is something wrong....  its going to be even worse for the poor child if it's found the dog wasn't utd on shots.....
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