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Goldfields August 13th, 2012 10:50 AM

Sad day for ALL the dogs involved in this. (Pack of dogs kill guide dog)
 
[url]http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/guide-dog-mauled-to-death-by-pit-bulls/story-e6frf7kx-1226447407343[/url]

marko August 13th, 2012 11:09 AM

(This story is upsetting and so I have taken the liberty of editing the thread title to reveal some of the story's content)

This is a sad terrible story....my gosh I feel so sad for the victim....

and I am bloody angry as pits are to blame again......THIS FACT will be the highlight of the story..... not the irresponsibility of the owners.

I see a few obvious solutions for this worldwide

1 - Make obedience/safety courses mandatory for anyone adopting any dog.
2 - Make people pay very high fines whenever their pet escapes and bites anyone for any reason.

:(:(:(

Dog Dancer August 13th, 2012 02:15 PM

How very sad. :( Poor Matilda, her owner must be devastated and lost. Again, bad owners and so many are paying the price.

Barkingdog August 13th, 2012 04:57 PM

[QUOTE=Goldfields;1044313][url]http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/guide-dog-mauled-to-death-by-pit-bulls/story-e6frf7kx-1226447407343[/url][/QUOTE]

This a very sad story , I really feel for person that lost their guide dog. I think the owner of the pitbulls should be ordered to pay for the cost of having another guide dog trained . It cost $5,000 to train my hearing dog and I know it cost more to train a guide dog. I agree with others the owners are the one that need to be blamed , not the dogs.

Goldfields August 13th, 2012 09:33 PM

My husband said this was discussed on the radio and it costs $30,000 here, in Australia, to train one of these seeing eye dogs.

Barkingdog August 14th, 2012 12:43 AM

[QUOTE=Goldfields;1044328]My husband said this was discussed on the radio and it costs $30,000 here, in Australia, to train one of these seeing eye dogs.[/QUOTE]

I think it cost about around the same or more here to train guide dog and it is a felony to harm or kill a service dog. Mini horses are being trained to help blind people as horses have a longer life span . I hope the owner of the dogs has to pay the cost . My heart goes out to the young man . Losing my hearing dog to cancer was heartbreaking . I still miss him terrible . This story is so tragic and should never had happen.

Goldfields August 14th, 2012 01:31 AM

Don't know if it's a felony here. Wonder how I could find out? It should be! And yes, perhaps the owners of those dogs should be liable for the full costs. It'll be interesting to see what happens next. Nothing can bring back these special dogs unfortunately, I imagine there is an incredible bond between owner and dog when the dog is an assistance dog.


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