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post 13th Aug 2008, 5:46 pm
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How can people be so stupid


http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/Heartbrea...aged.4383548.jp
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post 13th Aug 2008, 5:53 pm
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So sad, I wonder what will happen to Casper the staff now??


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post 13th Aug 2008, 6:01 pm
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well hopefully casper will be ok, and trained. the owners have paid towards vet bill. i cant see any reason for casper to have to suffer, its just a terrible accident, through stupidity. hope the little one will be able to recover.
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post 13th Aug 2008, 6:09 pm
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Poor Taz sad.gif

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How can people be so stupid


I think that may be a little harsh, without knowing the circumstances of his escape - for all we know he might have cleared a 6' fence, which his new owners may not have foreseen. You could be right, but we don't know, do we.
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post 13th Aug 2008, 8:27 pm
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had phone call from my cousin earlier who had read the paper, and she pointed out if there had been a home check surely the height of the fences should have been satisfactory.
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post 13th Aug 2008, 9:02 pm
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"Casper's owners have paid 445 towards Taz's vet bills. They were too upset about the incident to talk to The News."



Isn't it just possible that these were well meaning people giving a dog a fresh start and they made a mistake?

Of course it is devastating for the other dog's humans and the other dog (I really hope Taz is OK) but can we all really put our hands on our hearts and say that we have never made an error of judgement with our dogs but just been plain lucky that nothing bad happened (whether it be to our dogs or something else)?

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post 13th Aug 2008, 9:50 pm
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How awful all round.

I thought the article was going to say that the people had had the dog 2 hours and let him off the lead in public, when he attacked. But I agree maybe they couldn't foresee him jumping the fence, which was an accident (or lack of experience and not knowing the dog well) on their part.

It does seem quite odd to have put the dog in the front garden (if they had a back garden) and I must say this is a bugbear of mine, as where I live, many people only seem to have front gardens and have territorial dogs in them that go mental when I pass with my dogs.

But the part that worries me is the severity of the attack...well a 500 vet bill seems like quite small beer, but the description of the injuries (if true) sounds bad. I presume that the new owners were not told that their dog may rip another to pieces unsure.gif before they took him home.

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