My daughter was attacked by my parents dog and had to get 25 stitches by a plastic surgeon who had to recontruct her bottom lip because her muscle had been torn. My parents had her to stay the night and they called me to tell me what happened. I rushed to take her to the ER. and they stayed up there with me and my husband the whole time. First they were going to put the dog down. Now they have to wait for the Health dept. to contact them first and then go from there now their planning on keeping it but at a friends house and have it visit them on the weekend when my daughters not their. The offerd to pay some of the bill and that's great. But i don't like that their wanting to keep it cause i know eventualy the dog will move back in with them again. By the way the dog has growled at her several times before and they lock it up but most of the time after a little while release him. Mostly just wondering if it's reasonable
Answer by louise2 at 10:22 AM on Mar. 16, 2009
Answer by amommy2a2yrold at 10:17 AM on Mar. 16, 2009
Answer by coala at 10:22 AM on Mar. 16, 2009
I would be very upset with my parents if they didn't put the dog down. You should never had a dog that is that aggressive towards anyone! I don't think that I would allow my child to even go over to their house again if they did bring that dog back into their home. That's not a safe environment. I really hope that your daughter is okay. I am so sorry that she had to go through this...
Answer by ali_1107 at 10:24 AM on Mar. 16, 2009
Answer by Nika75 at 10:25 AM on Mar. 16, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:25 AM on Mar. 16, 2009
Answer by Mom1Stepmom1 at 10:31 AM on Mar. 16, 2009
I would tell them, "it's us or the dog". I don't think it's unreasonable for them to destroy a violent animal, or at the very least, get rid of it. While I'm sure they can be retrained, I doubt you are going to be seeing Caesar Milan in the near future. Would they feel the same way if the dog had killed your child? That could have happened, and if the dog gets a chance, it may still happen.
Answer by momjoy1027 at 10:33 AM on Mar. 16, 2009
Answer by amommy2a2yrold at 10:37 AM on Mar. 16, 2009
Answer by mom2XandZ at 10:41 AM on Mar. 16, 2009