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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    It was rescued through a friend of a friend, so I don't think it was ever at a rescue organisation.

    Also...I would like to hope that the people who had owned the dog would have known if this Staffy was aggressive and therefore...NOT rehome it with a family with small children
    HOW F STUPID THEY ARE PARENTS.... im sorry but i know they were trying to do the right thing but yeah they stuff up big time

    I find it very, very hard to believe that the dog continued to attack the boy, given the relative minor amount of physical injury that appears to have been sustained by him (compared to what one would expect, based on the newspaper report).
    i reckon the same thing....


    im sorry about im a huge believer that a dog doesnt attack a person for no reason..

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    such a sad story, obviously the parents are to blame, why on earth would you leave a dog alone with children that you've had for an hour.... I don't recommend it EVER.... no matter how much you trust the dog, children are also unpredicable.... I would also agree with the theory that if that stafford was truly attacking either child, the second would have been injured and the first sustain much more severe injury's that he did... it's just a shame that they opted out to 'get a dog from a friend' instead of going thru the a proper rescue, so sad for everyone...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    I think the worst part is about a story like this is.........you can just imagine the believers of BSL...sitting with a smirk on their face and say...yep, another one...we are getting close now to put the SBT on the list. All because of some parent who has got NO idea.
    And not only that but now there will be even more people that won't give the oldies a chance. I don't care how young or old your dog is, what breed it is or how long you have had it. Supervise your children around dogs. It really is a no brainer!

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    What a blow for rescue in general.

    IMO - looking at the damage - the dog bit him because he wanted the toy and missed - I have plenty of scars to show where that has happened with my dogs and friends dogs. A dog in drive is a dog in drive - however, the rescue org should have been more picky about who they rehomed the dog to.

    They have had the dog less than an hour and the kids are already playing with it unsupervised? How stupid.

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    Well then the parents are ****s for taking a dog with no known history - I mean why did the people want to get rid of the dog in the first place?

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    Sorry, didn't read that. The parents left the kids with it unsupervised after only having it for an HOUR? O.O What utter morons =/ Why aren't people charged for things like that?

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    I read this story earlier, and there are so many sad things about it - the parents were irresponsible in leaving their children alone with the dog, and as a result the young boy has been injured, and now there will be 2 children that will grow up scared of dogs. And the dog has paid the ultimate price.

    The other sad thing is that because of the way it was written many people will assume it came from a rescue organisation/shelter/pound (just look at how many on here have thought that was the case, even though it was stated further down it came from a friend of a friend), which in turn may cause other people to be wary of rescuing a dog.

    It's a shame you can't buy common sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreysAreGreat View Post
    I read this story earlier, and there are so many sad things about it - the parents were irresponsible in leaving their children alone with the dog, and as a result the young boy has been injured, and now there will be 2 children that will grow up scared of dogs. And the dog has paid the ultimate price.

    The other sad thing is that because of the way it was written many people will assume it came from a rescue organisation/shelter/pound (just look at how many on here have thought that was the case, even though it was stated further down it came from a friend of a friend), which in turn may cause other people to be wary of rescuing a dog.

    It's a shame you can't buy common sense.
    I don't know...I think the kid got it pretty rough. He'll grow up with such a complex. But if you're referring to the fact was he was PTS, and I've misunderstood, you're right he did the pay the ultimate price.

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    This story disgusted me. Who the hell gets a dog - any dog, doesn't matter what breed - they don't even know or know anything about it and leaves their small kids with it??? And who says the kid was just "holding the toy up" and the dog attacked him? Look... kids lie. I'm sorry but they do - usually when they've done the wrong thing and don't want to get in trouble. My cousin when he was about the same age as this kid used to hit and poke my nans dog and then the dog would nip him - but if you asked him, he'd never touched the dog...

    If the dog was truely aggressive - yes it should have been PTS. But I don't know - I get the feeling something hasn't been said and the media is sensationalising.

    Another reminder of the amazing stupidity of some people. What a terrible set back for rescues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    I think the worst part is about a story like this is.........you can just imagine the believers of BSL...sitting with a smirk on their face and say...yep, another one...we are getting close now to put the SBT on the list. All because of some parent who has got NO idea.
    In the comments section under the article I read there was comment after comment of "typical of staffy's" "get rid of this breed once and for all" "what did you expect from a staffy" etc.. It was so sad

    Mind you, there were even more comments like "how f-ing stupid are the parents" "who would leave a strange dog alone with their kids" "it's not the breed it's who owns it" etc.

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