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Arzada

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I'm pretty sure that if I had had such a dog and I was living with a parent/s that I would have been told that the dog had to be PTS. That wouldn't have been necessary because I would already have taken responsibility and had the dog PTS.

If anything worse happens I wonder if your sister would be considered an accessory to a man/woman/child slaughter charge knowing that the dog has attacked at least 2 people but is still allowing it to live in her house.
 

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I do wonder whether a lot of the words and phrases on that rescue's website are generous euphamisms designed to get the dogs a new home ASAP rather than being strictly honest; for example 'play is rough and ready/rowdy', 'mouthy', 'I can get a little wild', 'bossy with other doggies', etc. I can imagine that a lot of less experienced dog owners would see some of these labels as playful/endearing and not see the problems that could lie beneath, or the bigger problems that could arise if these behaviours aren't dealt with appropriately.

I hope you are ok GSDW, that sounds like a frightening experience. I agree with others that this is a warning attack and unlikely to be the last; I hope that your niece listens to your voice of reason.
 

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I know this is a trifling matter, but are some of those names bestowed as some sort of bet?
Smacks of 'we've had so many animals through here, feck it, whatever, c'mere Saucepan'.

I could totally cut down their word count in the descriptions. As Silver Linings says, that very euphemistic language screams all sorts of red flags to this jaded old harridan, but probably sounds perfectly acceptable to a nice, normal, trusting potential dog owner.
 

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I'm waiting at urgent care now. I think the wound maybe getting infected. I might be taking the cowards way out but they'll have to report it. I don't think they'll believe I cut it on a fence. It definitely looks like a bite wound now.
I’d just report it and let the system take it over. The dog is dangerous, you could have no face right now xx
 

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I'm waiting at urgent care now. I think the wound maybe getting infected. I might be taking the cowards way out but they'll have to report it. I don't think they'll believe I cut it on a fence. It definitely looks like a bite wound now.

Be honest about what happened, then you will get the appropriate treatment. And the system will kick in and your niece won't be able to blame you, or your sister for what happens next to the dog.
 

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I'm waiting at urgent care now. I think the wound maybe getting infected. I might be taking the cowards way out but they'll have to report it. I don't think they'll believe I cut it on a fence. It definitely looks like a bite wound now.
Oh shit, this was why I was mithering you Mrs!! Get it properly cleaned and some ABs into you. You have two dogs and you need both arms!

I know from experience 🙄 you can maybe get away with explaining away a superficial laceration but you can't bluff crush injuries.
Just let things happen. It's out of your hands now. Just blame a pushy nurse.
 

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Lito (on the rescue centre website) sounds like a rehoming disaster waiting to happen, unless she goes to a VERY specialist and experienced home, which doesn't seem to be what the rescue is asking for :oops::confused: GSDW I can see how your niece ended up with the problem she has after rehoming a dog from there.
I hadn't read that one. Uhm, I wonder if whoever wrote that info is taking some type of happy la-la land drug?
1 years old, haven't been taught basic manners, can be a little wild, selective with doggy mates but tolerates male dogs, find food very valuable, and can be quite obsessive about it, "I also REALLY like toys"... but "if you put the work into training me, I promise to show you what a polite pupper I can be!"

I know this is a trifling matter, but are some of those names bestowed as some sort of bet?
Smacks of 'we've had so many animals through here, feck it, whatever, c'mere Saucepan'.

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I was also wondering how some of them ended up with names like Dung beetle, Shoestring, Rawhide, and Smitty Werben Man Jensen.


I'm waiting at urgent care now. I think the wound maybe getting infected. I might be taking the cowards way out but they'll have to report it. I don't think they'll believe I cut it on a fence. It definitely looks like a bite wound now.
Hope you soon get the help you need, and {{{{{{Vibes}}}}}} for a speedy recovery. Although I'm sorry for your niece, I hope the hospital staff realise it's a dog bite.
 

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I'm home. I reported it as a dog bite. the doctor asked if my dog and told him it belonged to my niece. It should be followed up on and I should hear from animal control to complete the process.

I'm on antibiotics and my bandaging routine has been changed. I spoke to my sister stressing that there is now no second chance if not being put down if the case is handled properly. I once had a cat bite that wasn't handled properly and I'm guessing the urgent care received an a$$ chewing.
 

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I was also wondering how some of them ended up with names like Dung beetle, Shoestring, Rawhide, and Smitty Werben Man Jensen.
Because he was number 1! 😁

I'm home. I reported it as a dog bite. the doctor asked if my dog and told him it belonged to my niece. It should be followed up on and I should hear from animal control to complete the process.

I'm on antibiotics and my bandaging routine has been changed. I spoke to my sister stressing that there is now no second chance if not being put down if the case is handled properly. I once had a cat bite that wasn't handled properly and I'm guessing the urgent care received an a$$ chewing.
Thank you for doing the right thing GSD, I know an infection forced your hand somewhat, but you have truly done the right thing by being honest and giving them the required details. You could have potentially saved someone's life, child or pet!
And I do feel sorry for your Niece, so many rescues are so focussed on the 'save them all' mentality that they'll do some frankly amazing mental gymnastics to justify not giving a dangerous dog the pink drink, and they crack out the thesaurus to find all the possible ways they can describe said dog whilst avoiding the words 'aggressive', 'bites' and 'unhinged'. Oh, and then they put a pretty little flower crown on it's cracked out oversized skull and take a pretty picture and call the dog 'Fairyfarts' or something equally as juxtaposing to the dogs actual character.
It's all carefully crafted to lure unsuspecting novice owners in, at which point they cross their fingers Fairyfarts doesn't eat the family cat, and when it does they either drop off the radar and refuse to help, take the dog back and shuffle it to another rescue and rename it 'Twinkletoots', or if the poor adopter does the right thing and gets the dog put down themselves then the rescue runs a social media campaign and accuses them of MURDER MOST FOUL, whip their devoted followers into a frenzy, start a 'Justice for Fairyfarts' facebook page and of course the accompanying Go Fund Me!

*ahem*
I do feel somewhat strongly about the issue 😅
 

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I had a phone call from my county's animal control department. The officer asked questions and took notes. I did tell her in my comments that IMHO the dog is dangerous. My county will turn it over to the county where my niece lives. Our counties are much smaller than yours. My county officer was going to call my niece and gave me a chance to give niece a heads up before the officer called her. I also sent her pictures of the day of the bite and today.

When I spoke to my niece she sounded like she has slipped into her old mindset. Argh.
 

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So sorry this happened to you, you have done the right thing. Its interesting how quickly this process is being taken forward, i cant imagine the UK being that organised, but happy to stand corrected.
I was slightly on my high horse yesterday, my apologies. I have a neighbour with two large guard breeds and they are unpredictable and have bitten and i just dread the day they get out. She is absolutely not the right person for the dogs and they should be pts but no one will report the bites for various reasons (builders/ neighbour trying to sell to get away from her etc.)
 

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I'm glad you've got the treatment you need and that you did report the injury as a dog bite. I am sorry for the family problems this will most likely cause but glad that the dog is highly unlikely to be able to bite any-one else. IMHO dogs which behave unpredictably are not happy dogs, whether the reason is genetic, medical or environmental and deserve to have someone take responsibility for removing their stress.
 

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Very relieved you have proper treatment. My friend nearly lost a finger from a cat bite that occured while she was giving her cat a worming tablet! It seemed "fine" for about 48 hours and then she woke up in the middle of the night feeling woozy and realised immediately that something was horribly wrong and managed to drive herself to A&E. Three surgeries and some serious antibiotics later she was able to keep the finger. Sometimes with these bites, you really can't assess the level of damage yourself as your body kicks in its protection mode and let's face it us horsie gals tend to just keep on going anyway!

Your niece's life will be better without that dog in it. Would it be possible to help her find a more suitable companion?
 

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I'm so sorry this happened to you, GSD woman, I hopy you heal quickly. Its a nightmare and I'm glad the dog will soon not be able to hurt anyone else. I know your niece must be devestated but she has to realise that you can't carry on with such a dangerous animal. It's so sad all round, a dog like that should never have been rehomed.
 
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I really do want to see pics… (sorry!). I email them to myself and choose a small size. Please try!

I hope you heal up well now and I’m glad the US seems to deal properly with situations like this, even if they shouldn’t have arisen in the first place.
 

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So sorry this happened to you, you have done the right thing. Its interesting how quickly this process is being taken forward, i cant imagine the UK being that organised, but happy to stand corrected.
I was slightly on my high horse yesterday, my apologies. I have a neighbour with two large guard breeds and they are unpredictable and have bitten and i just dread the day they get out. She is absolutely not the right person for the dogs and they should be pts but no one will report the bites for various reasons (builders/ neighbour trying to sell to get away from her etc.)
apologies accepted, of course.

The process is going forward because I knew all of the info on the dog and owner, the skin was broken and we have a big rabies problem in this area.

Clodagh, I'll try that trick.

And my mind is much easier now that the proper steps are being taken. I hate to say this but I hope the dog goes for the animal control officer. That will be proof of a dangerous dog and he will definitely be put down. As it is he'll be quarantined on their property and not allowed off of it for 10 days. I wish they would just put him down and take his head. Taking his head is required for rabies testing.
 
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