A brewing debate is simmering since owners of a pit bull that attacked three year old Minnesota boy, Chase Loney have insisted that they oughtn’t have to give away their dog. This despite the horrific injuries the toddler suffered.
Owners of a pit bull that mauled three year old Minnessota three year old boy, Chase Loney have told that they don’t understand why they should have to give away the dog or worse have it put down. This despite increasing calls for the pit bull owners to give up the dog after a summer attack left the boy with permanent scars and 22 stitches to the face.
In the months since the attack, the pit bull’s owners, a suburban couple have told that they are being increasingly being bullied over the dog attack, so much that they have now taken matters into their own hands.
Concerned that their dog was being perceived as a constant threat the couple erected a fence (why hadn’t they done this in the first place?) as well as putting up a ‘Beware of dog’ sign, adding that since last summer’s attack there haven’t been any further attacks.
That though is small comfort to Chase Loney’s parents .
Told Chris Loney, the boy’s father via MyFoxTwinCities.com: ‘[My son] is by my side the whole time, within about a foot and I turn about 45 degrees to throw some paper plates in the trash, and I heard this ‘ruff ruff.’
‘The dog just came out of nowhere.’
Although the family reported the attack to cops, no charges would eventually be brought forward.
Meanwhile, the Loney’s said that they while have received a $1,000 insurance claim from their neighbors to help with medical costs, they still plan to file a lawsuit.
Told the toddler’s mother, Chandra Loney: ‘We gave our neighbors the option [to] pay the medical bills and get rid of the dog, and we’ll leave it alone. And they chose to keep the dog.’ \
And then there were these comments on the web that caught my eye, see what you think?
A case of a little too late by putting up fence? Did the neighbors foresee this potential incident happening? Why didn’t they take preemptive measures? Pit bulls by nature are aggressive why not guard against such behavior? And how much can a 3 year old boy ‘taunt’ or actively seek to aggravate a dog? Isn’t that just shifting the blame to the child who in the end is the victim?
Please quit sticking up for this breed. Dog attacks happen far disproportionately with pitbulls and evertime, someone like you has to stick up for them. Arrest the owner for not complying with the law and destroy the dog.
So many stories like this. And the pitbull owners are often in denial. Nearly every time a pitbull kills or attempts to kill someone, the owner says ” gee, this is the first time” Trust me….pitbulls are ticking time bombs. Yes, they can be sweet and nice one minute, but the next….your sweet dogs just killed you. The breed should be illegal. There are so many options for people to own other terrific dogs that dont kill.
If your dog attacks someone it’s your responsibility. An unprovoked dog attach on a child leaves the owner legally exposed and beyond redemption. Refusing to give up the dog shows no recognition of harm or responsibility and is downright UN-neighborly.
Good for the dog owners….don’t give up your dog…!!! I’m sick of every time something happens with a dog that they feel the dog (or any other animal for that matter) must be destroyed or taken from their home no matter what the circumstances. The media always gives only one side of the story and it’s never the side of what happened to provoke the dog into doing it in the first place.
The police would have filed charges if it were the dogs fault but it was the kids fault for taunting the dog.
Too many “parents” (and I DO use that term loosely) nowadays let their kids go unsupervised and things like this just happen! Someone above posted the kid was teasing the dog with a chicken bone!
Where are the parents in this?