How much is that doggy in the window?

2 01 2008

Today one of my employees was bitten by a dog, while performing her job duties.

My company has had to deal with the customer before, as the dog has bitten another employee in the past. In fact, this person does not receive the service offered by the company.

She was at the address next door, when the irresponsible dog owner opened the door and let his pet out to roam free. But the dog saw my employee and ran over to her, bearing his teeth and growling. He bit her (despite being sprayed in the face with dog mace) and broke the skin.

The police and animal control came to the scene and took the dog away. Come to find out, the owner loves his dog so much he didn’t want to subject it to rabies shots.

Did you know that the only way to test for rabies is postmortemly? I did – since my cat who had the allergic reaction to her vaccines is now exempt from all future vaccinations. The vet made it very clear to us that if she bit someone she would have to be put down to test for rabies, as it is a test done on brain tissue.

The owner was very upset that the dog was going to be taken away and that he received two tickets – one for letting an animal roam at large and one for having a non-vaccinated pet. He has been warned about this repeatedly, yet he chose to disobey the law and show no caring for anyone who might be in his neighborhood, including the small children who live next door. What if it bit a child? What if it got hit by a car?

You can get a REALLY nice leash for less than $20, a small price to pay to keep your pet alive, and for the safety of your fellow man.

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5 responses

2 01 2008
i do not know me

Wow, that’s so surprising, that a dog would attack somebody with no apparent reason! In my opinion this is just another example of why the foul beasts have no place living among humans. I am sure the owner will say that “he was just the nicest dog, I don’t know what happened”. The dog should be killed immediately. Period.

3 01 2008
Trysha

What a scary situation! I work with real estate appraisers, so my guys are always at other peoples homes and we’ve had a situation like that before. It amazes me how people think that their animals are fine with everyone when they are really only okay with their owners (I’m not sure if that made sense, but you know what I mean). I hope everything turns out okay.

3 01 2008
Most Prepossessing

There is a sector of individuals who own dogs simply to keep the police away from their drugs. This is the kind of neighborhood that the dog lived in.

Its really not the dog’s fault, but the owners fault for training it to be that way and letting it out without a tether.

It’s a shame. Some people shouldn’t be allowed to have pets or children.

7 01 2008
East Bluff Barbie

Irresponsible pet owners piss me off to no end! If you can’t afford to care for a dog or are unwill to provide necessary care, food, vet care, exercise, etc., then you have no business owning a pet.

We had a “lovely” couple across the street from us a few years ago that kept adopting puppies because they were cute. After the cuteness wore off they let them loose in the backyard or tethered them to the front door (the mailman refused to deliver to their house because of the dog tied to the door). They had a rotweiller that was so under weight that it managed to get out of their enclosed porch through the mail slot! Animal control would come and take away all the dogs and a month later they would have new puppies. Luckily no one got hurt but it was a timebomb waiting to happen. We were extremely glad when they moved.

8 01 2008
Most Prepossessing

I sure miss my ghetto house. Once I called the animal control on a Saturday because there was a large dog roaming around the neighborhood. I got transferred to the police, who said that unless the dog was threatening someone, they were people police, not dog police and nobody would be coming. I guess when someone’s child got bit, then the dog would be a threat. I would say any large dog in a bad neighborhood would be a threat, because drug dealers tend to have them for protection.

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