Austin O'maura
Austin O'maura

A dog in my neighborhood once got lose and killed my daughters cat. However , I did not hold this against the dog nor would I of allowed them to kill it This is the owners fault , and they should be fined. The owners of the other dog also have the right to sue them , But under no circumstances should the dog be killed for doing what came natural to him. It is the owners fault.

Timothy Leroy Tucker
Timothy Leroy Tucker
  • Austin O'maura

Amen, I had a jack russle/austrailian sheppard mix, a hound mix(both bought at the humane society) and a female pitt bull then I aquired a pitt male puppy. I would keep the jack russle mix separated when I'm not home. I visited a different curch that day and evening and left in a hurry and put them all in the same room and when I returned home that evening my austrailian/jack russle was dead, covered in blood. I wanted to shoot them all (thank God I don't own a gun) then I thought about it...

Amen, I had a jack russle/austrailian sheppard mix, a hound mix(both bought at the humane society) and a female pitt bull then I aquired a pitt male puppy. I would keep the jack russle mix separated when I'm not home. I visited a different curch that day and evening and left in a hurry and put them all in the same room and when I returned home that evening my austrailian/jack russle was dead, covered in blood. I wanted to shoot them all (thank God I don't own a gun) then I thought about it and came to the conclusion that Blue's death was on my hands. Dogs will do what comes natural and I'm glad I didn't have a gun. Dogs are people too, at least mine are !

Nellie Franklin
Nellie Franklin

The fault here does not lie with the dog, instead the owners should be held responsible.I hope Norman gets to keep his life just maybe with more responsible owners!

Jessica Peng
Jessica Peng
  • Nellie Franklin

I'm not entirely sure that new owners are necessarily the answer. We'd have to look at the circumstances of Norman's "escape," if you will. If it was clearly a case of neglecting to properly secure him, then perhaps rehoming is appropriate. But sometimes even diligent owners may miss a minor detail that the dog can ultimately exploit to get out. We had a neighbor whose dog was CONSTANTLY digging under the fence to get out of his yard. She initially would fill in the holes with dirt, only to...

I'm not entirely sure that new owners are necessarily the answer. We'd have to look at the circumstances of Norman's "escape," if you will. If it was clearly a case of neglecting to properly secure him, then perhaps rehoming is appropriate. But sometimes even diligent owners may miss a minor detail that the dog can ultimately exploit to get out. We had a neighbor whose dog was CONSTANTLY digging under the fence to get out of his yard. She initially would fill in the holes with dirt, only to have him dig another hole elsewhere. Then she started laying down boards and placing cement blocks on them. Still, he'd find somewhere else to dig. She eventually resorted to hiring a contractor to lay down cement along the fence so the dog couldn't possibly dig his way underneath. So then he CHEWED his way through the fence. (I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes.) As this would take place during the day, she was almost always at work when it would happen, and I was the one who always ended up chasing the dog down, catching him, and bringing him home. He was a sweet, sweet dog - he just wanted to get out of the yard and play. Eventually, the neighbor agreed that she wasn't able to properly care for him (because she wasn't home much of the time), so she surrendered him to me. We've since moved, and he still lives with my family. Initially, he tried pulling the same stunt - digging under the fence and getting out of the yard to run around the neighborhood. I put a quick stop to that, with obedience training, having him neutered, and laying down paving stones over the areas where he would dig at. (It also helps that we have another dog, and he much prefers to play with her.)

Traci Guggenheim
Traci Guggenheim

They should be holding Norman's owners responsible, not Norman. It would be unethical to kill Norman when he has shown no other aggressive actions. I agree that this is a big reminder that you must at all times ensure your pet is secure. I am sorry to the other dogs owners, our pets are our family and I'm sorry for your loss.

Peter Mulshine
Peter Mulshine
  • Traci Guggenheim

no one should get upset about a dog being a dog.If it was a big dog there would just be a fight & you could stop it.& just clean up the wounds,Abnormally small dogs will be hurt or killed easier.My 35 # dog has hurt a 125# rottweiler who attacked first.this is overreaction by the town.Accidents happen.

Liliane De Jonge
Liliane De Jonge

This poor dog is not agressieve... see his eyes... it's pure love... why give humans always the guilt to a dog when he is breed dog... stop whit this stupit thought.

Sandy Glass-Morris
Sandy Glass-Morris
  • Liliane De Jonge

PLEASE SAVE NORMAN, IT WAS A HUMAN MISTAKE NOT HIS.

Sarah LeBlanc
Sarah LeBlanc

poor dog, I pray they let him go home. I can't imagine what both families must be feeling right now...and poor Norman must miss his masters some bad! Accidents happen...you don't see people getting "put down" when they have an accident, so why do it to a dog? If they euthanize him, then this world is a lost cause!

Daniel Jacobi
Daniel Jacobi
  • Sarah LeBlanc

The world is already a lost cause.

Letsa Bantassios
Letsa Bantassios

this is very sad. I do not think this dog should be killed however SHAKING IS HOW A DOG KILLS ITS PREY. This dog would need very strict conditions around other animals. The owners should be held accountable. the dog is just being a dog. its his human that needs to be educated.

Missy Riling
Missy Riling
  • Letsa Bantassios

SHAKING IS NOT HOW THEY KILL THEIR PREY THAT HOW THEY PLAY WITH THEIR TOYS,!!!! WHAT A IDIOT YOU ARE!!!! U MUST OWN SMALL LITTLE DOGS.IT WAS A TOTAL ACCIDENT HE GOT OUT LIKE MOST DOGS DO BECAUSE THEIR CURIOUS. THE STUPID GOV AN LAWS GIVE RAPIST AN MURDERS AN PEDOS 2ND T3RD 4TH 5TH 6TH AN SOOOO MANY CHANCES BUT THIS DOG MESSES UP ONCE HE IS DEEMED DANGEROUS ARE U KIDDING ME JESUS!!!

Missy Riling
Missy Riling
  • Letsa Bantassios

MOST STUPIDEST THING I EVER READ AN 2 MINS OF MY LIFE I CANT GET BACK I AINT BLAMING U CUZ U DIDNT WRITE IT BUT STILL. THESE SOO CALLED KNOW IT ALLS THESE DAYS THINK THEY KNOW EVERY ASPECT OF A DOMESTIC ANIMAL!!! EVERY ANIMAL IS DIFFERENT I TRUST MY DOG (DOGS) AROUND MY KIDS BEFORE I WOULD EVER LET THESE ( CREATURES) AKA THAT THEY CALL HUMAN RACE EVERY TOUCH MY CHILD!!!

Missy Riling
Missy Riling
  • Letsa Bantassios

oF COURSE I AM DEEPLY SORRY FOR THAT OTHER FAMILY, AN THAT POOR DOG. i I just get sooo anger how stupid our society is . Its not like the dog had a plan in mind to set out that day to go kill a small dog I mean really!!! Accidents do happen. I dont care if u have a 6 foot fence. Ive seen pitbulls an other breeds jump a 6 foot fence an even higher.So people are out to blame the owners an thats just stupid, I think they are suffering anough dont u think???

Naomi Elkins
Naomi Elkins
  • Letsa Bantassios

Watch utube videos of dogs playing with their toys AND of dogs killing rats, cats, other dogs etc. They shake, shake, SHAKE! In both play, attack or hunting mode. But Karla Weston is correct. ' Obedience training for dog and owner and special requirements at the home. I.E. higher fencing and professional evaluation. It is up to us as dog owners to know that if anytime your dog gets loose they could possibly do some harm.' I have little dogs and would be VERY upset if this happened to me....

Watch utube videos of dogs playing with their toys AND of dogs killing rats, cats, other dogs etc. They shake, shake, SHAKE! In both play, attack or hunting mode. But Karla Weston is correct. ' Obedience training for dog and owner and special requirements at the home. I.E. higher fencing and professional evaluation. It is up to us as dog owners to know that if anytime your dog gets loose they could possibly do some harm.' I have little dogs and would be VERY upset if this happened to me. Maybe the owner of the dog that was killed could have some input on the case.

Kathi Norris
Kathi Norris
  • Letsa Bantassios

THANK YOU EILEEN

Kathi Norris
Kathi Norris
  • Letsa Bantassios

Letsa Bantassios go to the link provided by Eileen Kingston and please read it.

Jessica Peng
Jessica Peng
  • Letsa Bantassios

Missy Riling: I think most of us agree that holding the animal responsible in this case isn't justice, and is counterproductive. There are certainly plenty of people in the world who either don't know well enough how to care for and handle canines and their behavioral needs, or simply don't care, and that frustrates ALL of us. Please know that we're on your side on this issue, and try to resist calling anyone here an "idiot." It reflects poorly on your, and degrades the conversation. I think you're better than that.

Jessica Peng
Jessica Peng
  • Letsa Bantassios

Missy: Agreed on dogs jumping high fences! A friend and I were walking our dogs the other day, and we passed by a house where a massive german shepherd was jumping up behind a fence that had to be at least 6 feet high, if not higher - and this dog was getting some pretty good air! My friend and I both exclaimed our amazement (and nervousness) at the same time. That dog could've easily cleared the fence and come for us if it had wanted to.

Trish Johnson
Trish Johnson
  • Letsa Bantassios

Actually Missy it isn't stupid, what we consider play with a dog, is a natural behavior within them. Though it may be a play behavior now, it still can lead to consequences and death, as in this situation. This is no reason to put this dog down, But to Vent out and freak out on people who truly are knowledgeable about such behaviors only is showing how little you actually know about "true" dog behavior and instincts. Please inform yourself, And educate yourself. I myself am a pitbull...

Actually Missy it isn't stupid, what we consider play with a dog, is a natural behavior within them. Though it may be a play behavior now, it still can lead to consequences and death, as in this situation. This is no reason to put this dog down, But to Vent out and freak out on people who truly are knowledgeable about such behaviors only is showing how little you actually know about "true" dog behavior and instincts. Please inform yourself, And educate yourself. I myself am a pitbull owner and must be VERY informed about dog behaviors ie: what is aggression, play and what can lead to aggression and play aggression, and I do so to protect my dog from situations such as this. The more informed you are about your dog, dog behavior and individual breed behavior, the better owner you are and the better you can protect your dog from situations that will set him up for failure and possible euthanasia.

Jason Bolton
Jason Bolton

Please kill him

Sherry Steinacher
Sherry Steinacher
  • Jason Bolton

OMG I BETTER JUST STOP READING NOW BEFORE I SAY HOW I REALLY FEEL!!!

Kim Jones
Kim Jones
  • Jason Bolton

I am sure he meant don't kill him. Because he has a dog and know's how it would be if they were trying to execute his. I am sure this was a mistake

Melanie Lamb
Melanie Lamb

This is horrible. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help. I have been a professional in the K9 industry for 20 + years and recognized as Arkansas own dog whisperer numerous times. (Mel Helmick K-9 Kampus).

Brooke Helms Ahart
Brooke Helms Ahart
  • Melanie Lamb

Mel, I have heard of your outstanding work and I know you have an excellent reputation as an instructor in this area. I would be very interested to hear if they would allow you to visit Norman and assess his temprement and aggressive potential.

Melanie Lamb
Melanie Lamb
  • Melanie Lamb

Thank you for your kind words Brooke. I am willing to help in any way I possibly can.

Eryn N K Scroggin
Eryn N K Scroggin

There were no witnesses, therefore how can anyone say he killed the dog? They need to let him go home with his family and give the family strict rules for keeping him secure.

Jessica Peng
Jessica Peng
  • Eryn N K Scroggin

Wasn't it mentioned somewhere that the little dog was being walked by its owner?

Carol E. Thatcher
Carol E. Thatcher
  • Eryn N K Scroggin

Yes

Missy Riling
Missy Riling

IT WAS A TOTAL ACCIDENT HE GOT OUT LIKE MOST DOGS DO BECAUSE THEIR CURIOUS. THE STUPID GOV AN LAWS GIVE RAPIST AN MURDERS AN PEDOS 2ND T3RD 4TH 5TH 6TH AN SOOOO MANY CHANCES BUT THIS DOG MESSES UP ONCE HE IS DEEMED DANGEROUS ARE U KIDDING ME JESUS!

Jessica Peng
Jessica Peng
  • Missy Riling

Agreed. It's horrid how some people can commit some of the most heinous acts against other humans and animals, and get away with it; yet, Norman makes one mistake, and will pay for it with his life.

Kyle Correia
Kyle Correia
  • Missy Riling

So if i was to mistakenly kill you by lets say ramming my car into you..though i felt it was a playful thing..i shud not pay for my crimes?...the owner shud go to prison for letting this large of an animal out of the house on its own.

Sherry Steinacher
Sherry Steinacher
  • Missy Riling

yes, as an owner of several tibetan mastiffs, i know it is MY RESPONSIBILITY to make sure they are kept securely, but accidents do happen. i feel bad for the old dog, but where was it at?? loose too?? but owner going to PRISON FOR THIS IS JUST ASSININE!!!! YOU R STUPID AS THE GOVERNMENT IN ARKANSAS!!!

Stephanie Roberts
Stephanie Roberts
  • Missy Riling

AGREED!

Ian Swift
Ian Swift
  • Missy Riling

Jessica Peng you're right it's fear of the unknown, the animal control officers fear an animal less than a rapist or child molester cause they don't know what an animal is thinking. i see why this is important.

Clark Hayman
Clark Hayman
  • Missy Riling

Really Kyle what a stupid comment. So I imagine if it was a small dog it would be okay. Mastiffs by nature are non-aggressive and since he has never had a single complaint and is the dog to a special needs child I doubt the parents would put there child at risk. I have owned Mastiffs and never had one that was even a little aggressive or know any that are.

Sarah Balchin
Sarah Balchin
  • Missy Riling

kYLE YOU ARE AN IDIOT, IF YOU RAMMED YOUR CAR INTO SOMEONE YOU WOULD OBVIOUSLY BE INTENDING TO CAUSE THEM HARM. THIS DOG THOUGHT HE WAS PLAYING, SADLY IT RESULTED IN ANOTHER DOGS DEATH. MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT BEFORE YOU LEAVE COMMENTS YOU THICK MORON.

Sarah Balchin
Sarah Balchin
  • Missy Riling

Kyle Correia YOU ARE A STUPID THICK AS SHIT ASSHOLE...OR MAYBE AN ATTENTION SEEKER WHO POSTS STUPID THINGS TO GET A REACTION, SAD TWAT

Mary Fenton
Mary Fenton
  • Missy Riling

Kyle Correia Ridiulous,just because a dog is big dosen't mean they present more of a danger then the little ankle biters. I've had big dogs all my life and they never hurt anything or anyone.

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