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 Elam Norris
Kathi Elam Norris
  • Letsa Bantassios

THANK YOU EILEEN

Kathi Elam Norris
Kathi Elam 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.

Brooke Helms Ahart
Brooke Helms Ahart

I have lived in Bryant and have owned and trained large dogs most of my adult life, and this is overkill. If Norman has never had another incident of agression and more importantly is no danger to humans, BAC has no right to hold him. Let him go, nothing will be gained by now killing someone else's friend and family. That's what Norman is, FAMILY. It is sad that we are willing in this state to hold this poor dog responsible with a death sentence but a human who is calculating enough to...

I have lived in Bryant and have owned and trained large dogs most of my adult life, and this is overkill. If Norman has never had another incident of agression and more importantly is no danger to humans, BAC has no right to hold him. Let him go, nothing will be gained by now killing someone else's friend and family. That's what Norman is, FAMILY. It is sad that we are willing in this state to hold this poor dog responsible with a death sentence but a human who is calculating enough to torture animals can only be punished with a fine. For those who don't remember, just a few years ago in BAC's own jurisdiction, a wandering pet beagle was skinned alive and then set loose to wander home (completely skinned!) to die in his owner's arms. The authorities considered it a misdemeanor and gave the culprit a fine and community service. This is unbalanced knee-jerk retribution on an animal that knew no better. Fine the owners, free the gentle giant, and go after the people torturing and maiming innocent animals daily!

Brooke Helms Ahart
Brooke Helms Ahart
  • Brooke Helms Ahart

I just got off the phone with Benton Animal Control. They refuse to answer any questions about the case and will not release Norman's euthanasia date. Would anyone be interested in publicly protesting this with me?

Brooke Helms Ahart
Brooke Helms Ahart
  • Brooke Helms Ahart

Also, if anyone knows Norman's family and how to contact them please have the private message me!

Brooke Helms Ahart
Brooke Helms Ahart
  • Brooke Helms Ahart

They seemed a bit stunned when I called and asked for Norman's euthanasia date. I was put on hold by a very meek young man while he asked someone else. When he returned he rold me very sternly that it was an open case and a private matter. I said, "so, being an open case, he has no set euthanasia date?". He responded, "that is correct.". I told him "Thank you." and he hung up.

Jessica Peng
Jessica Peng
  • Brooke Helms Ahart

Brooke Helms Ahart: What should we say to BAC, either via phone or e-mail? I know it seems like a stupid question, but do you have suggestions for a particular angle? (Or, maybe, things NOT to say, so folks don't accidentally turn the protest sour?)

Brooke Helms Ahart
Brooke Helms Ahart
  • Brooke Helms Ahart

Not anything in particular. I think that people constantly asking about his status and condition will be enough to let them know that the public is watching them. I will be sending a letter to 5 Saline County Justice's this afternoon but I would love to hold a civil public demonstration in Benton near thr courthouse if I can get people to stand by me. I am also considering a call to KATV and The Arkansas Times.

Brooke Helms Ahart
Brooke Helms Ahart
  • Brooke Helms Ahart

If this poor boy is going to be killed to "protect" the public at large, then the public at large should be able to voice whether or not they feel threatened in the first place. That is my goal and my belief here. Our society is getting in the habit lately of fearing dogs based on their breed more than their temper and we need to change this. If you think they will stop when all the pit bulls are gone, you are wrong. Your favorite breed may well be next. This is a sentient creature and...

If this poor boy is going to be killed to "protect" the public at large, then the public at large should be able to voice whether or not they feel threatened in the first place. That is my goal and my belief here. Our society is getting in the habit lately of fearing dogs based on their breed more than their temper and we need to change this. If you think they will stop when all the pit bulls are gone, you are wrong. Your favorite breed may well be next. This is a sentient creature and someone's best friend we need to remind them of this. Animals are not simply property, no matter how much Arkansas laws and legislators want them to be.

Brooke Helms Ahart
Brooke Helms Ahart
  • Brooke Helms Ahart

I am making a t-shirt with the picture of Norman from this post. The front will read "Realease the hound!". The back will have the picture, this address, and a statement that says, "Give Norman back to his little boy!".

Brooke Helms Ahart
Brooke Helms Ahart
  • Brooke Helms Ahart

*release

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 Hall
Sarah Hall
  • 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 Hall
Sarah Hall
  • 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

Ken Fenton
Ken 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.

Max Spriggs
Max Spriggs

I have a German Shepherd imported from germany, her name is Hera, I if I was in this position I would also reach out to the community, I am in bahrain now as I am active duty navy, yes herea is here with me. This is insane, I'm from Arkansas and grew up between my parents house LR and my grandparents in Beebe. So as an Arkansan I must ask, since when did we start putting animals down if no humans were killed or hurt in the incident. the dog was playing, if it was wanting to kill it would...

I have a German Shepherd imported from germany, her name is Hera, I if I was in this position I would also reach out to the community, I am in bahrain now as I am active duty navy, yes herea is here with me. This is insane, I'm from Arkansas and grew up between my parents house LR and my grandparents in Beebe. So as an Arkansan I must ask, since when did we start putting animals down if no humans were killed or hurt in the incident. the dog was playing, if it was wanting to kill it would have not shaken the other dog, dong are not felines and when they kill they hold and lock. I thank everyone for supporting this cause, if it was my Hera I would be ballistic. This is insane, where has my state gone to in the 10 years I have been overseas! I am ashamed and this is not right, does the owner really think that killing another animal will make them feel better because there dog was killed. That is sad but that is also nature.

Missy Riling
Missy Riling
  • Max Spriggs

I couldnt agree more.

Susie Gunder
Susie Gunder
  • Max Spriggs

I agree and hope that smarter hearts prevail. Most of all thank you for your service. I am such a huge supporter.

Gin Harrelson
Gin Harrelson

So if a human adult went out and shook a young child until it died they should get a second chance? No, they'd get life in prison or death sentence. Whose to know this dog wouldn't get out again accidently and kill a child. Regardless if its harmless at home.

Sherry Steinacher
Sherry Steinacher
  • Gin Harrelson

NO STUPID, HE DIDNT SHAKE OR ATTACK A CHILD!!!! OMG I CANT STAND PEOPLE LIKE YOU!! ITS A FACT THAT HE LOVES CHILDREN! I THINK WE NEED TO EUTHANISE STUPID PEOPLE, AND THE WORLD WOULD CERTAINLY B A BETTER PLACE!!!
U NEED TO B FRIENDS WITH RITA ABOVE), U R BOTH ALIKE!

Gin Harrelson
Gin Harrelson
  • Gin Harrelson

I never asked for your input. You have a right to your opinions and I have A right to my opinion! I never said I hated animals. I refuse to sign this petition, just as I will not sign a petition if someone killed someone or an animal. The dog was supposed to be harmless, but it killed. Regardless if it was accidental, killing is wrong and if you kill you suffer to consequences. Get a life and stay out of others business!!!

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

Why don't we first euthanize all the horrible people in ths world first before putting a innocent dog to death! Seems soooo wrong in 100 different ways, our world is so f**** up an I am not proud to call my self american an sad thing is I am a american. This United states of America is nothing to be proud of besides our soldiers, but their is so much horrible things that are allowed to go on an the most stupidest creatures that we call the human race are allowed to walk this earth. I'm ashamed be a American now this day in age!

Julie Neff
Julie Neff
  • Missy Riling

I couldn't agree with you more on everything you have said. I really hope the these people see reason and let Norman go home. If they don't i hope they rot in hell.

Max Spriggs
Max Spriggs
  • Missy Riling

the current government will not let that happen, ever, in this day and age when every child gets a trophy and everyone is appeased, and all are happy in a spread the wealth economy, there will always be those of use who realize that not everyone can be appeased and if a child losses a sports game he should work harder, and if you did more than your neighbor to provide for you family then you should have the option to give as you wish, unfortunately, this is not the current government or...

the current government will not let that happen, ever, in this day and age when every child gets a trophy and everyone is appeased, and all are happy in a spread the wealth economy, there will always be those of use who realize that not everyone can be appeased and if a child losses a sports game he should work harder, and if you did more than your neighbor to provide for you family then you should have the option to give as you wish, unfortunately, this is not the current government or administration. good luck to you all and good luck to Norman,!

Dean Clark
Dean Clark
  • Missy Riling

Very well said Max!

Taz-Ozzie Do Little
Taz-Ozzie Do Little

Abolish the death penalty in America!

Daphne Ryan
Daphne Ryan
  • Taz-Ozzie Do Little

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