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Son attacked by neighbor's dog!!!!!
What a weekend!
My 11 year old stepson was attacked by a neighbor's dog on Friday night!!!! (Siberian Husky)
Summary of attack: We went to a graduation party a few houses down from ours and the dog was kept in the laundry room for the most part, but the owner let him out to go in the backyard and potty and didn't keep an eye on him. So the dog found food that was lying around the trash (which was near the cooler full of sodas) My son went to get a soda out and the dog attacked him and bit him in the face! Severing his lip almost completely through about an inch or so.
A trip to the emergency room, a call for a plastic surgeon (the bite was HORRIFIC, deep and jagged) and 15 stitches later, and a call to animal control, he's doing alright...but will probably have a scar for the rest of his life.
I know this isn't relevant to Havanese, however, just a reminder that not all family pets are friendly and always be on guard, even if you think you *know* the dog. This dog doesn't have the best reputation in our neighborhood. He's been know to attack other dogs (didn't know that til yesterday) and kill squirrels and rabbits.
Animal control told us that the saying "once a dog gets a taste for blood, they have a higher chance of attacking a human again" is true.
The dog actually licked my son's blood OFF the deck after the attack (scary).
I'm still really shaken up over the whole ordeal. The owners are very remorseful, and upset. They are really being wonderful to our family and considering putting the dog down. That's really their decision. Since the attack happened on *their* property, animal control can't make them put the dog down because "dogs are instinctively territorial" (is what we were told) But....still.....
Be safe this summer around large dogs that you don't know very well!
Last edited by Thumper; 06-17-2007 at 11:48 AM.