I went to the store this morning to buy an iced tea and ended up buying a newpaper- which I almost never do. I bought it when I spotted this on the front cover...
Walk to work becomes horror movie
A dog attack in Coaldale had all the makings of a Stephen King thriller.A quiet town, an unsuspecting woman, a vicious dog, bloody and torn flesh.
Read full article here
Okay- so this really boils my blood. For a number of reasons.
First I totally 100% blame the dogs owner.
Why would you tie your dog up outside a store- especially on a flexi....stupid.
And I am assuming that this dog has issues- no normal dog is going to jump and bite someone on the face....so what would possess the stupid owner to leave her dog unattended.
If you are going to own a pitbull be responsible! Socialise and Train your dog!!!!
So now it is likely that this dog will be euthanised- which is fine- I understand why. The person who owned to dog obviously hasn't got a clue- those are the types of people who should be banned from owning pets- regardless of breed.
The worst part of this is what the media does. Whoever wrote this article is a complete ass. "the makings of a Stephen King thriller" really??? I especially love this part "a vicious dog, bloody and torn flesh." What a crock of shit. This type of thing makes this much worse than they are- Don't get me wrong; I do feel badly for the woman who was bit- I couldn't imagine how she must feel- but I am not sure it needs to be blown up in the media. This quote from her is just fabulous "“It would have killed someone who was a little smaller,” Nicolson said" Yeah. Right. Because your 20 stitches would have killed someone a foot shorter- or a child. Geesh.
The other bad part of this is that this is likely to add fuel to those who want to ban "dangerous dogs" and the others who want to impose a mandatory spay/neuter in our town- which is ridiculous.
Anyway, enough venting. I just needed to get it all out. Stupid People.