This is the only time I will agree that dogs need to be put down, when there STUPID owners make them dangerous but you can't trust dogs that have gone bad and will kill another dog for no reason.My prayers are with this man he had no other choice and I know it had to hurt to kill the dangerous dogs.The owner should be punished for letting the dogs run loose, may they all RIP and run happy and free in doggie heaven.
You should be asking yourself what Buddi was doing out at 1am, too. Also, any dogs, regardless of breed, are prone to act in this manner when allowed to run loose and in packs. This appears to be the case here. Also, were any of them neutered/spayed? You make assumptions about these animals that are unfair. I do agree that the owners -- Buddi's included if he let him run loose -- should be punished.
Buddi was in his own yard- the loose dogs have entered and mauled him to death.
Lisa Wallace - Lisa - did you NOT read that Buddi was asleep, in HIS yard, in HIS kennel at 3am ... I rest my case.
I still think Buddi's owner suffered enough. Some people only learn the hard way. Luckily however he didn't have to learn this lesson with his children also.
Leeanna Beth I have no idea why people like Buddi's owner chain their dogs in the back of open utilities either. But it happens. I don't agree with it. Buddi was a chained dog. That was his life. He wasn't a beloved family member, if he was, he'd be inside like other beloved family members are. I agree. We had maulers in our neighbourhood as well. Council did bugger all. They killed a multi-poo and I think the owner of that managed to have the dogs taken from the streets. In my...
Leeanna Beth I have no idea why people like Buddi's owner chain their dogs in the back of open utilities either. But it happens. I don't agree with it. Buddi was a chained dog. That was his life. He wasn't a beloved family member, if he was, he'd be inside like other beloved family members are. I agree. We had maulers in our neighbourhood as well. Council did bugger all. They killed a multi-poo and I think the owner of that managed to have the dogs taken from the streets. In my land, we have to have our dogs on leads outside the home. My dogs on leads have been attacked by dogs off leads. It's a problem...and nobody will do anything to the owners of the loose dogs. Many of them would consider themselves to be fine, upstanding and law abiding citizens...until it comes to the way they treat their animals.
I believe the owner of the agressive dogs breeds them for fighting and somebody in the council is involved, which is why he is allowed to continue. Big words, but why else would this problem be allowed to continue?
I want to know what poor Buddy was doing outside at 3am in the first place, especially, if there's been this ongoing problem with these other dogs? HUMAN STUPIDITY STRIKES AGAIN. When will THAT stop?
Some dogs have to go to the bathroom. Don't yours?
Theresa Boivin-markowski - oh come on. Buddi was a chained dog. That in itself is cruelty. There are a lot of idiots involved in this story...
obviously the other dogs were also out. they however were not chained. they were running free would you like to meet them at night running free? the issue isnt the one chanined it is the dogs running free to attach animals and people. they should not of been running free there are laws against that. not against chanins.
It should be common sense that there are coyotes and wolves in a lot of neighborhoods! It is not uncommon. I couldn't agree more. He should have stayed with his dog and put him on a leash, if he really cared.
We have coyotes roaming at night. Two cats were attacked by coyotes. Also, we have huge hawks everywhere. A toy dog was snatched by a hawk a few months ago. What I'm trying to say is that the elements are too dangerous for dogs, cats, pets...should not be left outside unattended. My dogs do their business at 10pm, and they are inside the house the entire night. Dogs aren't wolves, mountain lions...they are too domesticated. So please...think of your pets as your children. Look after your pets.
I AGREE BUT AS YOU CAN SEE THE DOG LIVES OUTSIDE SO HES LIKE THAT COMMERCIAL YOU USED TO SEE ON TV, WHERES THAT CUTE PUPPY YOU USED TO HAVE , HE LIVES IN THAT DOGHOUSE OUT IN THE BACK YARD, ITS THEIR FAULT TOO
even have a large fenced in cage type setting and the fence over the top sucured properly , if you want o keep out side , then you have a chance to hear if something is wrong to help out
Tragic, and I'm so sorry about this incident. Was Buddi outside of the house at 3 am?
Maybe the owner turned him out to use the bathroom?
Under the circumstances the owner should get off his lazy ass and made sure Buddi was safe. He knew there was a history associated with these other dogs. Buddi had to pay for all the idiots associated with the dismal outcome. The only one NOT at fault was Buddi. I hope he finds solace and comfort now. R.I.P. poor Buddi, you deseverded so much better.
I want to be clear that it is the owner of these dogs that needs to be reprimanded....not the dogs....he made these poor dogs what they were and he is responsible!
AGREED....the owner is responsible or not controlling his dogs. It is people like him that give the PitBull breed a bad name. Many of them belong to families w/children.
Remember, they came into another dog's yard..a PitBull. It is the owner's responsibility. Coy dogs will also kill. The family pet needs to be protected. Other animals hunt for their food also.
The owners should be held responsible for their pets actions.
got some dogs running loose around here too
Good morning Annette. The owners are responsible for their pets running loose. Somebody needs to call the authorities before someone gets hurt.
I think this should say : " demand that Lake Macquarie Council take action on Dangerous owners ". There's indeed dangerous dogs, but do you know what " take action " means for those dogs? Death. I think that's not the right way to solve that problem, because then you make people think all those " pitbulls " and strong and big breeds are all dangerous. I do understand why he did what he did, obviously they were attacking his dog, but I think this petition should be written in a different way....
I think this should say : " demand that Lake Macquarie Council take action on Dangerous owners ". There's indeed dangerous dogs, but do you know what " take action " means for those dogs? Death. I think that's not the right way to solve that problem, because then you make people think all those " pitbulls " and strong and big breeds are all dangerous. I do understand why he did what he did, obviously they were attacking his dog, but I think this petition should be written in a different way. The owners of those dogs should be the ones who have to pay for what they did, you need to educate those dogs and if they are dangerous you do something about it, walk them with a muzzle etc... you can say, what if they have no owners, well I don't really think 2 pitbulls have no owners, and if it's like that it's because they've been abandoned and that is the work of the animal shelters to rescue them and rehab them. We don't kill people when they commit murder, do we? Anyway what I'm trying to say it's that you need to be careful with what you say or some people will take it in a different way and as it happened in my country ( spain ) a month ago, the council told the hunters of the area to go out and kill all the abandoned dogs. I don't think you want something like that to happen.
I agree with what you say EPR, unfortunately some states (and I'm sure some countries) still allow the death penalty http://justice.uaa.alaska.edu/death/history.html .
I have to agree about that! The owners need punished for it and the dogs trained...
It could have been a child playing in a backyard and these dogs would have been having lunch or a meal with a child - OMG - wake up authorities or council people - do a thorough investigation of the remaining population of dogs on that property - are they maullers or nice dogs. Check the neighbors on what they know about that neighbor with dogs. In fact, those neighbors should have a security camera to catch the neighbors breeding and training those dogs to be killers or etc. I would.
I had an experience with dogs but they were abandoned and ran loose - they came over my dad's property while the children were playing and I was hanging my laundry till I heard my son yell and I told him not to move and I ran into the house and got my rifle and started shooting and got 2 of them and called the Police and reported it - they inturn went looking for those stray dogs and caught them -- now that is out right spooky - for me and my children! And this in Hawaii in the County area!
for some people who cant ( or dont have ) any children, myself and fiance included, their pets ARE their children and it makes no difference.
Dostana Ljusic , You are so right. My husband & I have a Manx cat & Malty X dog. They are family, our babies, & treated with the same respect we want for ourselves. No one cares about us as much as they do & there's nothing we wouldn't do for them.Their names are Cody Unrau & Bailey Unrau.
With all due respect to this petitioner, my hackles get raised when I see a petition or legislation regarding "dangerous dogs". The animals are not to blame here. The only one(s) who should be held accountable are the irresponsible caretakers. For this reason, I will not be signing this petition until it is reworded to take action against the OWNERS and NOT the dogs.
I AGREE THEY ALSO WANT TO EXTERMIATE THE PITBULL TYPE DOG ITS THE PEOPLE WHO OWN THE DOG NOT THE DOGS, I ALSO WILL NOT SIGN THIS PETITION
Agree.. I was torn between signing and not signing, as the petition did include taking action against the owner, yet they have this line too right above the link,
"Justice for Buddi - demand that Lake Macquarie Council take action on Dangerous dogs!."
That line alone decided for me that i will not be signing the petition.
Sorry to the petitioner. :(