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    Default Dangerous Dog Viciously Attacks Labrador.

    PENALTIES for irresponsible dog owners whose animals attack or bite others are likely to be doubled to more than $27,000 or 12 months in jail under a dangerous dog crackdown.
    The revelation follows a terrifying attack that forced a teenager to stab a frenzied dog to protect his pet labrador in his backyard.

    Kurt Smart, 13, told how he watched in horror as his neighbour's dog smashed through his fence, mauling and killing his dog, Cougar.

    He tried to fend the dog off with a bed post and planks of wood during the ordeal, before stabbing it three times with a large kitchen knife.

    The vicious dog only relented after about an hour, when his cherished pet was limp, he said.

    "I was really scared and angry," he said of the March 20 incident in Melton.

    "He went straight for Cougar's neck. He was tearing Cougar to bits.

    "He tried to go for me at one stage but I shut the door. I was very very lucky."

    Police yesterday ruled out laying charges against Kurt after the teen initially feared he would face action.

    Cougar was taken to a vet but died on the way, while the other dog was destroyed with consent from its owner.

    The Government is expected to introduce tougher laws by mid-year aimed at phasing out restricted breeds such as pit bulls, which are deemed dangerous dogs.

    The new laws are likely to include the doubling of penalties against irresponsible owners of restricted breeds from the existing maximum fine of $13,610 or six months' imprisonment.

    "We are working to phase out dangerous and restricted-breed dogs such as American pit bull terriers, and subsequently pit bull cross-breeds and this legislation will ensure owners of dangerous dogs still in Victoria obey tough restrictions or suffer severe consequences," said Agriculture Minister Joe Helper.

    In 2005, the Government banned breeding and importing American pit bull terriers.

    Lost Dogs' Home managing director Dr Graeme Smith said all types of pit bulls should be subject to the same restrictions.

    In a separate attack, a 13-year-old boy was hospitalised on Monday after his Staffordshire cross broke through his fence in Craigieburn and killed a neighbour's pet dog.
    Source: Kurt Smart fends off dangerous dog who viciously attacked his labrador | Herald Sun

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    I saw it too, the stupid thing is that the boy could be charged with cruelty though hopefully this will not be the case.

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    Is this in Oz or America?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Is this in Oz or America?
    Well the newspaper business that reported it is Herald Sun and the report came off an Aussie website.. not sure if that makes it Aussie though? I guess it would be.

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    Lol. Melton is in melbourne.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Lol. Melton is in melbourne.
    There you go then lol

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    Saw this earlier today...

    How horrific.

    Can't believe they thought about charging the boy with animal cruelty... he was protecting his dog!

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    GASP for once the viscous dog's breed wasn't mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belle View Post
    What a lucky boy......

    I am getting tired of reading the same articles over and over all against Pit Bulls.. Just because one attack or maybe two, heck even more has happened doesn't mean that they are disrespectful undisciplined mutts.. It just means that they don't get the love and attention they need and desire..

    Grr.... I have never owned a PB but have met many, all of which were loving, welcoming and friendly.



    R.I.P Cougar
    This is isn't even reported to have anything to do with them,why bring them into it at all

    A heartbreaking story,hope the lad is ok emotionaly after this.

    You know,I might be just tired and in a foul mood but the General page looks like an article for those who support BSL. Certainly doesn't look great in the current climate
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChoppaChop View Post
    This is isn't even reported to have anything to do with them,why bring them into it at all

    A heartbreaking story,hope the lad is ok emotionaly after this.

    You know,I might be just tired and in a foul mood but the General page looks like an article for those who support BSL. Certainly doesn't look great in the current climate
    Ok sorry, I am having trouble putting threads into the right sections. This forum is not like all the other dog ones I am currently a member and active on.

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