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

Catherine Jennings-Hampton

I'm sorry, i agree with the decision if he is a risk.

Samantha Metzer Weideman
Samantha Metzer Weideman
  • Catherine Jennings-Hampton

Well then you belong right down there with every other animal murderer. Do you think Norman made a concious decision to go on a murder rampage??? Wake up half wit!! Everything about this is animal instinct, not a pre-meditated decision. I think you are a risk to animals and should be Euthenazed!!!

Rachelle Heller
Rachelle Heller

This morning I watched in horror as a truck in front of me hit a dog and than never bothered to stop to see if it was ok. I stopped. I sat with the poor dog , I called the sheriff they transferred me to the highway patrol who couldn't hear me on my phone and hung up on me. The owner showed up than left to get help. I sat and talked to the poor dog as he took his last breath. I tried to talk him into keep breathing it would be ok. But it wast. As he took his last breath , I petted his head...

This morning I watched in horror as a truck in front of me hit a dog and than never bothered to stop to see if it was ok. I stopped. I sat with the poor dog , I called the sheriff they transferred me to the highway patrol who couldn't hear me on my phone and hung up on me. The owner showed up than left to get help. I sat and talked to the poor dog as he took his last breath. I tried to talk him into keep breathing it would be ok. But it wast. As he took his last breath , I petted his head and talk to him so he wouldn't be alone. We as the human race are to take care of animals. Give Norman a chance!

Sherry Steinacher
Sherry Steinacher
  • Rachelle Heller

WTH WAS SHELBY????? RUNNING LOOSE?? THIS OBVIOUSLY MAKES A DIFFERENCE PEOPLE!

Janice Campbell
Janice Campbell

Please let the dog go home to his owners. It was an accident. How can we kill animals because of 1 mistake but let rapists, murderers, pedophiles serve sentences and they get out and repeat the crime? In my opinion dogs have more "human" feelings than these people do. They are the animals. Please do what's right. I have no doubt that if the dog was your pet and knowing it wasn't mean, you would fight for your dog's life.

Jelca Bruigom
Jelca Bruigom
  • Janice Campbell

People are just animals, our pets are animals with compassion. They are the ones with a higher level of understanding that most people seem to have lost. These people are helping each other to survive for they have to do it without us. They lie and cheat, deceive and do their own thing with a little group, forgetting that the amount of people that doesn't agree is so much bigger and finally in time will catch up with those that don't care. Noone can have a glorious life just on his own and...

People are just animals, our pets are animals with compassion. They are the ones with a higher level of understanding that most people seem to have lost. These people are helping each other to survive for they have to do it without us. They lie and cheat, deceive and do their own thing with a little group, forgetting that the amount of people that doesn't agree is so much bigger and finally in time will catch up with those that don't care. Noone can have a glorious life just on his own and lots of people convinced of their own rights without listening to objections fell a long way later on.

Theresa Barranco
Theresa Barranco

You should Never Never leave a small dog of 15 pds outside alone, There are other predator's too!

Gina Catalda
Gina Catalda
  • Theresa Barranco

Her owner was walking her.

Liz Shelton
Liz Shelton

don't make me call betty white she is an animal lover give this dog another chance don't blame the dog , blame and punish the owners.

Darrin Judkins
Darrin Judkins

Norman needs to go home.

Becky Winchester
Becky Winchester
  • Darrin Judkins

I agree I got 22 signatures cried all night over this
Unfair judgement he has become my mission I will
Keep going my goal is 100 more if I can send Norman home please

Michelle Smith Childress

Norman needs to be released to his family. Follow the laws. If he has quarantined let him go home. Don't kill him.

Carolyn Prettyman
Carolyn Prettyman
  • Michelle Smith Childress

Amen to this but you know some people do not care

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