The owner must be prosecuted, punished and banned for life from owning animals!
I'd have killed those aggressive bastards with a pencil, if necessary, to defend myself and my dog! Mr. Smith is to be commended for his actions! People already KNOW to not let their dogs roam free or be "kept" in a yard/enclosure from which they can escape. They are also generally aware (and often PROUD) when their dogs are aggressive. They usually blame the victim! Outrageous! Civil penalty time!
Don't penalize the dogs (or pets) penalize the owners!!!!!! duh!
Blessings and comfort to the family - the children who were at home. BUDDI will always be with you - "only a thought away"...."closer than breathing" - at peace now in her spirit life. Nothing can ever break the loving bond between you - you have only to think of her, and she knows. I'm sure her tail is wagging so happily! God Bless Buddi and you, her family...
Dog owners should be responsible not the dogs they own,,,,Some dog owners are instigating dogs to fight and be violent...They should not be allowed to have dogs,,They should be put down not the dog...I would suggest to have them castrated and that will make others think twice ...
PLEASE HELP THE FAMILIES AND INNOCENT PETS IN THIS AREA AND SIGN AND SHARE THIS PETITION.
Responsible pet ownership is what is needed here. When will the owner of these dogs that have been causing grief and havoc in this local area be held accountable? When is enough - enough?
RIP to poor Buddi xox.
Not talks...acting is needed...ENOUGH is Enough...Police and justice system should be responsible in the future...They are responsible they are payed by us to do their duty...ACTION or OUT...
Why aren't the police doing anything to this Neighbor especially after the first attack. What if the children were outside. I didn't blame the guy for stabbing those dogs because he was trying to save his dog. Those dogs should've been put down a long time ago because they're dangerous.
Hello, thankyou for your comments and for signing and sharing the petition. This tragedy occurred in a little suburb of LAKE MACQUARIE NSW AUSTRALIA - and down here in Australia, most of us DO NOT have guns, as we are not a gun toting nation. The owner of Buddi used a knife to defend his family, his dog and himself. LEE is not to blame here. We want to see the OWNER of that Mirrabooka property held accountable for this. RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERSHIP!
Why are the owners not being targeted? Would you souly blame a group of toddlers for lighting a house on fire or the parents??? I'm a huge animal advocate. I've personally handled assisting in laws being established in animal protection in my state. But the way this petition is worded it puts no responsibility on the owners. I can't sign it. I would be hunting down the owners for prosecution not the dogs.
WE WANT TO SEE THE OWNER of the loose dogs that have been causing grief and havoc in the local area for a long time now held accountable for this tragedy.
I love a prime rib dinner. I enjoy BBQ chicken. Eating meat does not allow me or others to intentionally hurt or cause injury to companion animals. Companion animals have been with us since we emerged from the cave. They provide unconditional love, work for us providing protection and herding, provide life-saving assistance to those with disabilities, serve in combat, and are invaluable companionship to families and individuals. Not all companion animals are safe, though. From what I...
I love a prime rib dinner. I enjoy BBQ chicken. Eating meat does not allow me or others to intentionally hurt or cause injury to companion animals. Companion animals have been with us since we emerged from the cave. They provide unconditional love, work for us providing protection and herding, provide life-saving assistance to those with disabilities, serve in combat, and are invaluable companionship to families and individuals. Not all companion animals are safe, though. From what I have read, Lee Smith was defending his "buddy" as well as providing much needed and much sought after protection from dangerous dogs. Do not in any way sanction him for his sad but necessary actions. Those of us in public service must weigh the benefits and unintentional consequences of our actions. Delaying action for four years with the neighborhood "monsters" resulted in tragedy. Be happy that the dogs did not maul a small child. Respect for the individual is fine but cannot come at risk to others.
for some people who cant ( or dont have ) any children, myself and fiance included, their pets ARE their children and it makes no difference.
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.
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.
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?