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 !

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.

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!

Dani Mecionis Varon
Dani Mecionis Varon

Norman needs to be sent free....and go back to his family!

Karen Post
Karen Post
  • Dani Mecionis Varon

Signed and Shared!

Dani Mecionis Varon
Dani Mecionis Varon
  • Dani Mecionis Varon

TY KAREN <3

Sherry Rossovich
Sherry Rossovich
  • Dani Mecionis Varon

Why are humans always given so many chances for far worst crimes on animals and humans, but be so judgemental on animals doing what comes natural to them? I'm sure he did not understand that he was killing this poor little puppy! It did not seem to be a vicious attack? I'm sorry for both animals! We humans need to protect the animals we put in our care, they depend on it!

Theresa Barranco
Theresa Barranco

What was a Little Dog doing outside in this Kind of weather anyway? It seems the owners did not care about the Dog Freezing to death!

Carol E. Thatcher
Carol E. Thatcher
  • Theresa Barranco

The little dog was being walked by the owner Theresa.

Barbara West
Barbara West
  • Theresa Barranco

If the little dog was being walked...how did the bigger dog get TO him?The other dog's owners did NOTHING to get the bigger dog to drop his "toy"?When I walk my schnoodles I often have to smack bigger dogs on the nose( if they don't respond to commands) that think they need to get too close but then I'm doing that BEFORE they get close enough to snatch one up in their mouths.Was the other little dog NOT on leash and just running loose?

Sherry Steinacher
Sherry Steinacher
  • Theresa Barranco

THANK YOU!! DOES THE OWNERS OF THE LITTLE DOG HAVE ANY RESPONSIBILITY AT ALL????

Karla Reding
Karla Reding

None of us were there to witness the circumstances of this case. The dog has no prior history of aggression. The owner should be held accountable. Please consider an alternative other then death for him. I think 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. You need to stay on top of your dog and know where it is at all times.

Jessica Peng
Jessica Peng
  • Karla Reding

I agree. I have two very loving and affectionate labs, but I've witnessed both behaving not-so-loving and affectionate when they got out of the house one morning while I was sleeping. (I woke up in time to ultimately find them and get them back inside before anything could happen. A neighbor was already on the phone to call the police.) It is OUR responsibility, as pet owners, to remain vigilant and make sure that our dogs are safe, and that the public is safe from them. Killing Norman is...

I agree. I have two very loving and affectionate labs, but I've witnessed both behaving not-so-loving and affectionate when they got out of the house one morning while I was sleeping. (I woke up in time to ultimately find them and get them back inside before anything could happen. A neighbor was already on the phone to call the police.) It is OUR responsibility, as pet owners, to remain vigilant and make sure that our dogs are safe, and that the public is safe from them. Killing Norman is not, in my opinion, the answer here; and I agree, accidents do happen. Hold the dog's owner accountable. Norman didn't necessarily know he was doing anything "wrong."

Tom Gaile
Tom Gaile
  • Karla Reding

Seriously, your spam does not belong here. If this is in fact a real rescue in Brazil, you should not be requesting funds on a page pleading for a dog's life who did nothing to deserve a death sentence.

Melissa E. Noble
Melissa E. Noble
  • Karla Reding

This is not a perfect world.. things happen. Dogs get out nexpectedly..Seems to me the court needs to take all history and track record into account. ANd what about the other dog's owners. Are they pressing euthinasia? Now there is the issue of authorities saving face? Nobody likes to be shamed or made wrong.. so then that is another set of issues..It is so screwy.. so sad for NOrman and his family over egos or ones interpretations of the law...There seems to be more leniency to humans...

This is not a perfect world.. things happen. Dogs get out nexpectedly..Seems to me the court needs to take all history and track record into account. ANd what about the other dog's owners. Are they pressing euthinasia? Now there is the issue of authorities saving face? Nobody likes to be shamed or made wrong.. so then that is another set of issues..It is so screwy.. so sad for NOrman and his family over egos or ones interpretations of the law...There seems to be more leniency to humans killing humans than a dog being instinctively natural in an accidnetal situation

Cynthia McIntosh
Cynthia McIntosh
  • Karla Reding

Tom Gaile - I hid that spam and reported it...that's just too tacky!

Elizabeth Mathis
Elizabeth Mathis
  • Karla Reding

Very well explained Karla...they should look into what you just expressed...

Joyce Jones Scates
Joyce Jones Scates

I am so sorry for Norman and his family. This is a lose lose situation. I now know why I wouldn't live in town. Please don't kill Norman.

Lana Allgeier
Lana Allgeier
  • Joyce Jones Scates

that is so sad. please dont kill him

Miriyam Karasik
Miriyam Karasik
  • Joyce Jones Scates

Norman, trusting male Mastiff, FIND him a new home - he deserves it,

Lisa Zarafonetis
Lisa Zarafonetis

Signed & Shared.

Janet Graham
Janet Graham
  • Lisa Zarafonetis

Done

Lisa Zarafonetis
Lisa Zarafonetis
  • Lisa Zarafonetis

Thanks J.

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