Another “new” owner killed by a re-homed dog and this was in 2012……………..Please note, we did not write this article shown below, we have listed the url for the article, and commented below on the situation. The fact that rehomed dogs kill way out of proportion to dogs that are not rehomed is a problem. AR activists pretend that every rehomed dog is completely innocent and that is simply not true. Plus we have people who are NOT professionals who claim they can evaluate dogs. Most ARs couldn’t evaluate a dog if they tried.
The story online stated:
Just one week ago, Dawn Brown — a 44-year-old firefighter and owner of two other dogs — brought home a bullmastiff to add to her family. Two days ago, in a disturbing scene straight out of a horror movie, the dog killed her.
“According to previous owners, the dog had no history of being aggressive.”*
When Brown’s husband came home Monday afternoon, he found his wife dead at the bottom of the stairs. But she hadn’t fallen. The couple’s new dog, who weighed about 140 pounds, had attacked her neck and killed her.
For dog lovers, this news is chilling. For someone considering a new dog, this news may mean not getting a dog at all. But the reality is, dogs are animals.
Friends of the couple say that they didn’t have children, so they thought of their three dogs as their kids. Clearly, these people knew and loved dogs. It wasn’t like they were new at the task of caring for a dog and didn’t know how to handle it. Perhaps the dog was stressed in his new environment or spooked. Maybe we will never know what happened. But it’s not really the dog’s fault.
When people have dogs, they need to recognize that they are animals, not humans. In no way am I blaming Brown for what happened. This may have just been a fluke and something spooked the dog. But I do see this with other people.
Their dog bites a person and they think, “Oh he just didn’t like that person.” A dog bites a child and they think, “Oh that child was just in his face.”
“The fact is, an aggressive dog — a dog that bites humans — shouldn’t be living in a home at all.”
“Even if it’s only every once in a while or only when it’s spooked. It’s not the dog’s fault, but it IS the human’s fault for not taking care of the situation at the first sign of trouble.
PRIOR owners claim dog has no history of aggression? REALLY? Highly doubtful, in fact, near impossible.
PD: We agree that an aggressive dog that bites– should not be in anyone’s home. Although canine behavior is what it is, errant dogs do actions that in most cases, are telltale, and yes, some people ignore the signs and the behavior because they don’t recognize it OR—like ARs do— they will lie about it so they can rehome it anyway???
Of course if a dog kills someone and bites the kids, it’s usually the dog. However, we have seen people create improper circumstances for dogs which help to create bad dogs.
We are absolutely certain that a high disproportionate number of rehomed, shelter and rescue dogs do in fact, kill new owners, kids, people in general. Very seldom do lifelong family dogs owned from birth or young puppy engage in killing people. Forcing people to obtain rehomed dogs is a mistake. Forcing sellers to only SELL rehomed dogs is illegal in our book. No matter what cities make what laws, we think it’s illegal.