Never a dull moment

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Never a dull moment
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Tue, 05-04-2010 - 1:48am

As you know E babysits a couple of days a week picking up a 3rd grader from school and waiting with him until his older brother comes home from school on the bus, about 45 minutes altogether.


Kathy

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Tue, 05-04-2010 - 7:50am

Kathy, that dog will bite again. Also if I were your friend I would take the dog back to where they got it & tell them she wasn't paying for anything & whatever it cost her to get the dog she should get her money back. Tell E to stay far away from that dog because he will go after her again.


Thats the same type of dog Nik got bit by when she was about 4 & at her friends house. She is still afraid of dogs today, more petrified is the right word.


We just got a 1 yr. old cat for younger ds at the local shelter & I was told that if the cat didn't adjust or wasn't a good fit we could bring her back & either pick out a kitten or get our money back. The only reason we didn't get a kitten is because I told him what we were doing & he said if I got a kitten to get 2 so it wouldn't be lonely. Wasn't going to do that or pay for 2. It appears to be a very good match.


So your friend should be able to get her money back & have the dog quarantined right back at the shelter (SPCA). I would be afraid it would bite one of the kids.

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Tue, 05-04-2010 - 8:35am

If they have had the dog for less then 2 months they need to pack that dog up and take it to the SPCA and tell them she isn't paying for them tokeep the dog the 10 days and she will not have a dog in her home that they felt was safe. Since she is libal for any medical that could come from this bite. I would tell her that if she is going to keep the dog inher home the dog should be crated or kept in a room away from anyone that comes to the house even away fron her kids. Since this is a rescue dog you don't know what happened

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Tue, 05-04-2010 - 9:06am

I had a dog 30 years ago when DD was in grade school.


Kathy

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Tue, 05-04-2010 - 12:27pm
The 10 days is the rabies watch period. Since she had adopted the dog the shelter should be more then willing to do the quarantien, knowing she isnt' going to keep the animal.
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Tue, 05-04-2010 - 7:33pm
Kathy, I use to volunteer for the ASPCA. And, one thing I know is that if you adopt any animal from there. And, it bites, or does anything to harm anyone. You can take that animal back. They are the one who have to take responsibility for the actions of the animal. They usually do know the complete history of their animals. And, therefore would know exactly what to do. Your friend should not be responsible in any way for the dog. I agree with everyone else. And, do watch the bites please.
Love to you and your daughter.

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Woodstock (gwen)

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Wed, 05-05-2010 - 1:20am
I took a picture of each bite - she was wearing jeans at the time.

Kathy


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Wed, 05-05-2010 - 12:44pm

Wow! I wouldn't expect that from a little Chihuahua! Guess I don't know much about dogs. But Judge Judy does!

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