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    Default Feeling sad today

    I just had some terrible news from my cousin in Melbourne. Her friend has had a Labradoodle for 2 months and yesterday her 14 year old daughter came home from school to find that the 2 dogs from next door had broken through the fence and killed their puppy. My cousin went round to help and said the sight was so bad that she feels she will never eat again.
    I think it is a lesson for many of us to keep a check on our fences for wear and tear. A dog getting out and running away would be bad enough, but for that to happen.... well its horrible to contemplate. The poor 14 year old girl is in a very distressed state.

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    Oh 'northolt' - heaps of to you all !

    This news is absolutely horrendous ! A dog owner's worst nightmare !

    I hope that they will be reporting this to the local council and get these 2 dogs at least declared dangerous.

    Yes - it is a timely reminder to make sure all fencing and gates are secure - and - probably more important - make sure you know what sort of dogs are in the neighbourhood.

    If there is ever a problem - then contact the local council.

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    Thats terrible.

    Sorry to hear the sad news. Poor thing.


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    Oh my heavens that is appalling,my deepest sympathy the poor girl and the poor puppy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RileyJ View Post
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    I hope that they will be reporting this to the local council and get these 2 dogs at least declared dangerous.
    This is going to sound insensitive but aren't both owners equally responsible for ensuring fences are maintained? I don't see why a dog who had broken through a poorly maintained fence needs to be declared dangerous. The owners fined, absolutely, but no need to declare dangerous IMO.

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    Fair enough 'mymatejack' - but I didn't see that in the initial post about fences being a problem - but there were 2 dogs involved - not just one !

    But regardless - the pup was still killed - which should not have happened under any circumstance !
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    How shocking. Yes fences need to be checked and I have to say that for a long time now I have never left young puppies outside when I am not home. I have always contained them inside.

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    How awful. It must have been terrifying and horribly painful for the poor pup. My sympathies to the grieving family.
    I agree with reporting the 2 dogs. They must be strong and aggressive to break through a fence. Next time it might be a toddler.

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    RIP to the poor puppy and the family who will be haunted by this for years.

    I agree with Kalacreek with regard to responsibilities of ALL dog owners.
    Pet owners need to be responsible and not leave a puppy alone in a yard all day.

    I you can't handle a pit of puppy pee on the laundry tiles then don't get a puppy.

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    I don't see why a dog who had broken through a poorly maintained fence needs to be declared dangerous.
    When it kills another dog, particularly a pup which is not a normal behavior in a canine, then they do. Pack mentality or not.

    Some dogs can destroy perfectly good fences, even new ones. My bitch had the ability to rip palings off a solid timber fence so sheets of steel were screwed into it to stop her.

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