Carolyn's Daily Posts: 2011

February 27, 2011

Vicious Dog Attacks: Today and Yesteryear


CAROLYN’S DAILY POSTS: 2011

VICIOUS DOG ATTACKS: TODAY AND YESTERYEAR

When I arrived at church, I heard the news. A ten year old child had been viciously attacked by a large dog, and was in the hospital. She required fifty-five internal stitches and seventy-five external stitches. Fortunately, the bites missed the child’s eyes, nose, and mouth.

     That same dog had attacked me a week earlier. It was owned by one of our tenants, Sophia. It had attacked me from behind, knocked me to the ground, and chewed my hand. It left scars even though my hand had been tucked inside my coat pocket.

     Attacking dogs are not a new problem in America.

     The Philadelphia newspapers, in the 1700s and 1800s, were filled with accounts of persons who were unfortunate enough to be attacked by dogs. A Roberts Vaux wrote to a friend about the Mad Dog Scare in Philadelphia, where dogs were required, by the city, to wear collars in order to prevent their biting the citizens.

     I’m certain Philadelphia had its share of irresponsible dog owners. Probably some were like Sophia—who had the nerve to tell me that I didn’t know what a dog attack was (her three boys couldn’t pull the dog off of me).

     Which brings me to my point: dog owners must be realistic and know that their dog could attack them or someone else. Most domesticated dogs don’t. However, they are still animals, and as such are capable of turning on humans.

     It’s happened throughout our country’s history.

     Be a responsible dog owner. Protect your community members from attacks by your dog.

SOURCE

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