I remember that story too, it was horrible. I guess I would do the same. I love my dogs, but if they were to kill someone I don't think I could live with myself or the dog again.
sorry, forgot to mention there is no link. There was a case several years ago where a lady in San Francisco, I think, was attacked by her neighbor's dogs while going into her apartment. She wasn't able to get the dogs off or get in the apartment and they killed her. It was awful. What's worse is the owner of the dogs would not take responsibility. I can't remember what kind of dogs they were anymore.
***Edited By: Gina on 11/22/2004 10:17:05 PM*** Reason: to add info
I think, honestly, it would depend on the circumstances. If someone was trying to harm me or my family and the dog attacked, well, then not the dogs fault, if it just happened for no real reason, then I would have to do what is best for my family and put the dog down. But it would be at my vets, with me beside them.
Of course, I shouldn't be answering this question anyway, I have poms and if they could kill someone.....well, that might be interesting to watch! Bite? maybe. Kill? I doubt it!
I feel about the same as Katz. If my dog was actively defending me or my family against someone, I should not be charged with murder,and my dog not at fault, so I would do everything I could to prove that. Under any other circumstances, I would put the dog to sleep even if I were not being charged with anything.
i would put my dog down immediately. referring to the san francisco incident, supposedly the neighbor was killed while the dog owner was returning home with her dogs on a leash. how absolutely awful for everyone involved. but even if your dog was "restrained", how could you justify the incident, unless of course, as one poster claimed, your dog was actively protecting you or your family?
check out sfgate.com. sorry i cannot post the exact link, but i think it was a bull mastiff and a canary island cattle dog(what the heck is that?). sad story. i also read reports that the dogs were actually trained to detect methamphetamines, but who knows as there are so many sides to the story.
Kitty's mom, you are right. That is what is was. I remember now because that is the first time I had ever heard of that breed. The woman did not take any responsibility and showed no remorse. I can't imagine that. No matter what the circumstances. The lady was trying to get into her own apartment and was killed outside the door. How could you not feel bad that your dogs took a human life (and was not due to protection). I would feel a bit differently if someone broke into someone's house and got attacked, but sadly that is not what happened here.
That didn't come out right. I didn't mean to say it was sad that the lady wasn't breaking in, I meant it was a sad situation. lol, you know what I meant.
***Edited By: Gina on 11/23/2004 12:08:26 AM*** Reason: to try and clarify :)
Not offended at all Gina and yes it was very sad. The dogs were trained to do what they did and the owner was in fact a lawyer and he showed no remorse at all. Corso have gotten a bad rap over it. I took mine to the flea market yesterday and I had to hear all day how they were the type of dogs that killed that women. So I am always having to correct people.
it would all just depend on the situation. if my dog was to attack someone out of the blue for no reason whatsoever, then i would most likely have to have her pts. but if she was protecting me in any way then no i wouldn't. because if she had to protect me in the first place neither her or i would be at fault, but the other person would be. it's hard to say what i'd do now, because it all depends on the situation