My cousins dog Stinky (Girl) was attacked yesterday in my backyard! My dogs Bear & Lady were tied on the side of my house. They were going crazy barking. At first I thought they were barking at nothing, but I looked out my bedroom window and saw her sitting down outside with 4 dogs surrounding her. I ran out, she was then hiding under my pine tree. I chased them away and followed her home because her back was bloody. I called my cousin before me and Stinky got up their. We brought her in the house and saw that it was worse than I thought. She went to the vet, and has to stay a few nights. She needs stitches, and may need her tail amputated! Those dogs just tore her up. The same dogs had also killed Puppers, their other dog earlier this winter. If I didn't here my dogs barking I think they could have killed her too.
I don't think I would be leaving my dogs outside unsupervised having already had one killed and now another attacked. Poor girl I hope she will be ok. I also hope lessons have been learned on the part of the owners concerned .
Dogs left alone on tie-outs are a recipe for disaster on all levels. If your cousin believed their other dog had been killed under similar circumstances, I can't *believe* she would leave another dog out there open to attack. When a dog is attacked and is on a tie, they are physically unable to run away from the attacker. For the safety of her dogs, I hope your cousin invests in a fence or a dog kennel. Im willing to bet she spent more at the vet than she would have putting up a fence.
Never trust a tall dwarf... he's lying about something.
That is horrible but I would hope she is now going to put up a fence if those dogs come back I would call the pound heck I would call them anyways and tell them what happened and maybe they can find those dogs before another dog gets killed or mauled
I am sorry to hear about the dog, but I think future problems like this can be alleviated by keeping the dog confined to her own yard, not allowing her to run unattended. How sad that the dog has to suffer at the negligance of her owners.
If you value your pet, then keep them safe. Invest in some good fencing, not only to keep her from running through the neighborhood, but keeping stray dogs away from her.
She was loose in my backyard, we're ok with that because she comes down to visit Bear & Killer. I am also hoping that they will all be watching her better. I will be watching her too. My dogs were tied up. When I'm inside I tie them up because they have also been starting to wonder. Lady has a pen, the other small ones stay indoors, but I don't know how to protect him while I'm gone. The dogs that attacked Girl belong to someone who lives down the road a half-mile. They belong to kids. I think my cousin should have gone to the pound after the first attack, with this second one those dogs could be taken away for the danger of running in packs.
If you're ok with her wandering, then you should be ok with her being attacked again, and possibly killed. The same goes for your dogs that are tied out, instead of being kept in a safe enclosure, as they are equally vulnerable to attack from this pack of dogs. Part of being a responsible dog owner means that you do what you can to protect your dogs. You must not hold your dogs in high regard or like them very much because despite the fact that 1 dog has already been killed and another attacked, you're going to expose them to the exact same danger again.
Never trust a tall dwarf... he's lying about something.
What can I do to protect Bear we can't afford another kennel right now. Lady and Bear are not yet fixed which is also a priority. I can't have them in the same kennel. He's too big to come in the house. The other dogs should be fine. And Girl will be indoors when she gets home. I do love my dogs and need advice on how to protect them. I have 6 large people in my house and me, and 3 dogs.
***Edited By: goldenlvr on 1/23/2008 4:44:50 PM*** Reason: !
Too big to come in the house? My house isn't huge, but my 6 foot 2, 300 pound grandfather fit in it for years, in fact, there have been times when quite a few large people plus small people AND two dogs have been in, all at the same time! Do you live in a crawl-space?
To protect them, you should not let them be tied up outside unless you are outside too, or watching from the window. They really should not be left outside when you aren't home, but if there is just no way around it, I'd wait until you get a secure fenced area so as to keep other dogs away from them. For inside when you're not home, you can keep them in separate rooms, crated if necessary, or both crated in one room so long as the crates are far enough apart that the spay/neuter thing won't be an issue. They will get attacked if they are left outside alone.
***Edited By: shinyblackpit on 1/23/2008 12:30:06 PM*** Reason: asdfjkl;
"Be who you are and say what you feel. Because those that matter, don't mind...And those that mind....don't matter."
I have two dachshunds that I of course keep inside but I felt the need to put up a fence since there are alot of dogs who wonder in this area. It just didn't seem fair to leave them out on chains. They have no where to run or ability to get away. My boys used to walk the dogs but since the wondering dogs have not been dealt with, that no longer seems safe either. Now my husband or I have to be the ones to walk the dogs or they have to stay in the backyard or house. I would look for a used fence or pen if you need to. Often I see them listed on craigslist around me.
Speaking as someone who is owned by not one, but 3 VERY large dogs....I'd much rather deal with adjusting to house training than taking the risk that my dogs would be tied out and defenseless with vicious dogs attacking as they roam the neighborhood. The sad truth is that if those dogs had decided to attack one or both of your dogs, they would not have been able to fully defend themselves.
I am so sorry that your cousin's dog was so badly injured, but it really could have ended far worse.
PLEASE check your local paper, local thrift stores or perhaps Craig's list to find another crate.
Please call your local animal control to have them go to the neighbors to insure they properly contain and control their dogs, as should your cousin.
"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful".
Thanks for the help. I found a place to keep him, & I found a kennel. BTW, We have been trying to find him a new home for about 3 monthes. So far nothing. We came to close to two different homes but both changed their minds. We're going to keep trying till we get one though. We'll talk to the shelter today about the loose dogs. Girl is doing better today, she started wagging her tail, don't know if they'll still amputate.
"Lady and Bear are not yet fixed which is also a priority"
Do you know what can happen if the dogs are left outside tied up and not altered? What if the girl becomes pregnant? cause those roaming dogs could sure do the job if she's outside, alone and helplessly tied.
If you haven't looked into it yet, please look into programs in your state that may help with the cost of the spay/neuter.
This situation seems to be getting worse with every new post.
I do hope that, at the very least, you at least keep the girl inside.