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I have not been trolling the forum recently as I’ve had one bad dog incident after the other. I’m not happy with how things turned out and im not sure if there is anything more I can or should say.
Story as follows:
At my partners home we have 2 small puggle dogs and 2 labs.
My boyfriends brother bought his lab down for Easter. This dog is lovely, we have wrestled with the dog, played fetch and it knows loads of tricks- he is also great with smaller dogs. Ley is apx 10 years old, desexed, he was previously from a small family home with a child and was adopted by my partners brother, as he moved down to coma and needed a companion.
ley is deadly scared of storms, so as it started to get cloudy my partners mother bought Ley inside with the two puggles.
I was in charge of watching/playing with the four younger cousins. After many games of hide and seek I retired to sit in the lounge with lizzy (puggle) on my lap as ley was walking from the kitchen to the lounge.
Tara is the youngest cousin being 5 decided to ride on leys back like many times before. AND MANY many many, times before we have told her to not treat the dogs like this. Sadly this time we were too slow.
As she stepped behind him/ on top of him and went to hug and kiss his face, ley just snapped and pinned her to the floor growling. He started to bite into her face and not let go.
I panicked, and without thinking about safety grabbed inside his mouth (you don’t think when it’s a little girl) The brother pulled Ley off Tara. My boyfriends mother covered herself over Tara during the attack, lizzy was still hanging from ley and would not let go, everyone was distressed.
Tara was rushed to hospital, sadly she does not have private health insurance – two hospital travels later we ended up in st george from wollongong. (anyone from Sydney who does not have health insurance they are the only hospital that has plastics!) No other doctor wants the responsibility in sewing up a young girls face.
With dog bites they do get infected, and you will need to keep the face moist if you ever sadly find yourself in this situation.
She is very, very lucky he missed her eye, and after the plastics guy stitched her up she is very very lucky that she was not disfigured. Sadly though there will be scaring, but we believe that over time it will fade. Half her face will have lines, but we are told there are procedures later in life that Tara can do.
The Dog Ley was not put down. The brother has promised to muzzle the dog around guests, walking and is never allowed to be around children again. The mother has told him that if it bites again they will have no choice to put the dog down.
The actual mother of the child, has no ill will towards the animal as she see’s it as an unfortunate accident.
The Cousins are locked inside the house now when they come over so they cant go play with the other two labs, as they try to sneak out into the yard with unlocked doors.
Since the incident Ley has been in Coma and has not returned.
As Ley was such a beautiful friendly dog, its hard to trust any dog that size around anything smaller than it. I love dogs but this has truly left me devastated.