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So Many Dog Attacks

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There seems to be an uprise in dog attacks especially in and around Birmingham. The West Midlands has had 800 incidents last year but that could be down to more people getting pets in lockdown.

In February .. an escaped guard dog from a nearby business attacked a two year old and three year old as they were walking with their mother.. and then another case....a 25 year old woman died from her injuries from a dog attack in her home. She was by herself at the time and the dog lived there too.

But what really shook me is this recent case .. a great grandmother named Lucille downer was dragged around her garden by her neck and sadly mauled to death by her neighbour's dogs. It's understood the dogs escaped through a hole in the garden fence. I breaks my heart everytime I see the old ladies face in the news .. Lucille had Dementia.. but used to be cook for those in a care home .. She was looking forward to her 86th birthday and was thinking of having a family get together.. it's just so tragic .. i can't help getting emotional whenever I think about what her last moments must have been like.. she would have been 86 today 💔

Nadiaparveen
7 days ago
What do you think of this?
beccatavender
beccatavender6 days ago

As I am frighten of dogs, I always seem to take notice of these stories, the latest story I saw

was a woman who was killed by her own dogs after a heated argument with her pregnant daughter

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-56665801

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen
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6 days ago

beccatavender it's terrible.. I am also frightened of dogs when they are not on a leash.

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beccatavender
beccatavender6 days ago

Me too and have you noticed that their owners always take offence if you ask them to hold their dogs and say he wouldn't hurt anyone Nadiaparveen

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen
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6 days ago
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Jasmine111
Jasmine1116 days ago

Nadiaparveen I am feeling so sad 😢for her I didn’t know about these dogs thank GOD in our side is safe only few elderly people walking around with there little cute dogs I will share your topic with my friends thanks for creating this topic will help all 🙏🏻

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen
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6 days ago

Jasmine111 stay safe 💕

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rossruby1977
rossruby19776 days ago

beccatavender you are frightened and had a bad experience. That’s not good.

But reading more stories aren’t going to help you. Remember theses stories are very rare. But you think it happens a lot more. These are bad owners.

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beccatavender
beccatavender5 days ago

I try not to let my fear show, when my son was younger as I didn't want him to give him a complex. If I know the owner and the dog I will stand next to it but I am always a little wary, I can't understand those people who go up to a strange dog and try to pet it!

I have friends who the dog is a family member, which I understand but not for me 😶

rossruby1977

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rossruby1977
rossruby19775 days ago

beccatavender it’s not nice having fears. I fully understand.

I don’t understand people just touching a dog, if It’s on a lead. I’d would ask first. Always best. But knowing a lot about dogs you normally can tell by the dogs manner. But there are so many people that don’t understand that.

People come up and just fed my dog. That always annoyed me. One they didn’t ask. Two she had allergies.

People do make you wonder things sometimes.

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rossruby1977
rossruby19776 days ago

This is media for you. Report stuff that makes people read then make it all out of proportion.

There could be a small increase I’m not sure.

They also will pick ok a certain breed because it sales papers gets people chatting.

Spreading rumours not knowing the real facts.

Click on a button and share before reading the article for example.

There are some **** owners out there that shouldn’t have dogs. And some people that shouldn’t have kids.

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold5 days ago

I was attacked as a youngster by a Jack Russell thankfully it didn't have a long term effect on me as I now own a Jack Russel myself. I recognise bad dogs are usually 9 out of 10 times due to bad owners. As rossruby1977 says those type of extreme dog attacks are very very rare. My mum was always wary of staffies due to their bad press...I'm yet to meet a bad Staffie. There all soft as clarts.

A responsible dog owner should not take offence to you asking to leash their dog tho. All dogs should be kept on a leash in public areas imo anyways. Mine certainly is.

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Mummyto3
Mummyto35 days ago

It is very sad to see these story's in the news right now, I feel so much for the person and there family's.

I do think a lot of dogs behaviour is down to there owners, which is really unfortunate and dangerous for others, these kind of people shouldn't have dogs.

I have a dog myself and she is always on a lead to be safe.

I don't understand why some people don't do what there supposed to with there dog.

I have been at a park with my kids and had a dog chase us and bite my mums dog. If your going to have a dog treat the dog right and train it.

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