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Dog who attacked will be checked for rabies

September 11, 2013

A family dog that was shot and killed in Palmer Township Monday night as he attacked his owner and three other family members will be sent for rabies testing, officials said Tuesday....

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Tessie

Sep-12-13 11:00 AM

My comment: Part of the responsibility of being a dog owner is to have them get their first rabies vaccination between 16 and 26 weeks of age, which means they wouldn't be dealing with the rabies question now. The owners were breaking the law if they did not vaccinate their dog. Just my arrogant opinion but people who do not provide proper health care for their animals probably haven't done proper training of their animals either. Maybe they should also be trained in the use of a flashlight when walking in the dark.

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Bigwilly

Sep-12-13 10:39 AM

Thats kind of unfair saying he doesnt know how to handle a weapon considering the first weapon (which was probably grabbed in a panic) was a .22 cal. It would take a well placed shot on a dog that size to kill it with that weapon. Not to mention it was dark and i doubt the animal stood still. The 2nd weapon was the correct choice and only took one shot. Armybrat of all people should know that.I dont know him but I wouldnt wanna be in a shoot out with kid after dark

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armybrat

Sep-11-13 10:53 PM

I do not believe that if a dog bites once they can not be trusted after that. In this circumstance, the dog was sleeping and suddenly awoke with a heavy weight landing on it and people standing around yelling and grabbing at the dog. As with any creature, even human, if woken out of a sound sleep thinking they were being attacked, they will immediately be scared and fight back. An unfortunate accident for all involved except the 19 year old having access to rifles when it appears he does not know how to handle the weapon.

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StoneCold

Sep-11-13 10:33 PM

snip was censored?

Also asknot - to allow a dog that has attack a human the opportunity to do it again is very ignorant and reckless IMO.

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StoneCold

Sep-11-13 10:31 PM

Asknot, I DO own pets. At present I have 2 dogs (rescues that had come from abusive situations) and a cat. You are correct that formerly abused dogs can be loved into loving and loyal pets.

I must retort that any dog that bites (and by bites I do not mean s**** at a human when startled, but rather attacks one or more people and sends them to the hospital) should be put down immediately. I can guarantee you that if one of my dogs ever attacked someone that they would take their last breath shortly there after.

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Bigwilly

Sep-11-13 8:39 PM

Well i guess your just the most woderful person ever asknot. I have 4 dogs. 2 that hunt and prefer to be outside in a fenced in yard and 2 that would rather lay by my feet in the evenings watching tv. None of my 4 are considered dangerous but that doesnt mean they wouldnt bite a stranger or a small child therefore precautions are always taken and as much as I love my dogs I would not choose them over a childs safety or an adults for that matter. Also pitbulls and parolees is a great show

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Bigwilly

Sep-11-13 5:17 PM

StonecCold hit the nail on the head. They bite once they'll do it again. I wouldnt want to live knowing that a dog of mine bit and disfigured a child's face or anyone for that mater... newworld- its not the dogs fault because its an animal, not a human. But anyone that can sit back and not take action in protecting a human life needs have a doc recheck their meds. asknot- there's nothing fishy. It was a case of an animal being startled confused and then falling back on instincts... Big difference in a mastif on a rampage vs a toy poodle. The boy that shot the animal shouldn't be condemned, he is a hero and should be listed as one

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StoneCold

Sep-11-13 1:53 PM

Any dog the bites a human should be put down immediately!

And YES newworld it is the dogs fault.

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Crossroads

Sep-11-13 1:21 PM

It's good to see the Times found someone on staff who knows the difference between a pistol and a shotgun.

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Napster

Sep-11-13 11:20 AM

Not a bad idea rabies test but it has been 30 years since a case of rabies in a dog found around here. If you walked up to a dog in broad daylight and tripped on him you would understand him being mad, well same at night as he can see in the dasrk why would he not feel that you can too?

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Harleyrider

Sep-11-13 9:17 AM

Why are we bothered with this story again? I will say that this is the story that should have been written yesterday.

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OSUGirl

Sep-11-13 8:53 AM

I am glad to hear that the people who were attacked as doing well today. With that being said, it is unreal to me how the original writer of the story, "Four hurt in dog attack", yesterday had their facts so wrong. Yesterday’s Information -Barbara Miller, 66, who lives next door -Andrew Miller, 19, of 1382 State Route 550, grabbed at .22-gauge shotgun and fired 25 rounds at the dog -he grabbed a 30-06 gun Today’s Information -Barbara Miller, 66, of the same address -Lillie's 13-year-old son, Andrew, went inside the home and retrieved a .22 Smith & Wesson semiautomatic pistol. -He came outside and fired six or seven rounds at the dog -found a different gun-a .30-30 Winchester rifle This is why it is so important to have your fact correct before you start making comments on different events

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newworld

Sep-11-13 8:39 AM

So someone falls on the dog and it bites them. Others attack the dog and they get bite. How is this the dogs fault??

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JoshBrown

Sep-11-13 8:06 AM

Check the owners for dumb

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