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Shooting dogs in Dunlop

By johnboy - 10 September 2013 28

A dog has been injured after being shot by ACT Policing following an attack of up to three people earlier this evening (Tuesday, September 10).

Around 5.55pm members from Belconnen Police Station responded to a report of a tan-coloured dog attacking a number of people in the area between Fassifern Pond and Jarramlee Pond in Dunlop.

A 17-year-old male had clothing ripped as the dog attempted to bite him while another man was bitten by the dog, drawing blood, when he went to the rescue of a woman who was ‘bailed-up’ by the attacking dog.

The Sergeant discharged his firearm, injuring the dog. The dog retreated to a nearby home where it was contained to the backyard until the owner returned home.

The dog has been taken to the vet for treatment.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Shooting dogs in Dunlop
IrishPete 3:11 pm 11 Sep 13

LSWCHP said :

Obviously I don’t know all the circumstances, but I’m surprised that the dog wasn’t killed.

Given the police train to shoot humans, perhaps their aim wasn’t very accurate for the dog’s vital organs.

IP

IrishPete 3:10 pm 11 Sep 13

johnboy said :

As a dog owner it’s something that keeps me awake at night.

It barks all night?

IP

JazzyJess 2:31 pm 11 Sep 13

LSWCHP said :

Obviously I don’t know all the circumstances, but I’m surprised that the dog wasn’t killed.

Exactly. It seems common sense to seize a dog suspected of attacking people/other animals until the facts can be established.

1967 1:45 pm 11 Sep 13

DrKoresh said :

Wasn’t a big bloody Dalmation by any chance?

“Around 5.55pm members from Belconnen Police Station responded to a report of a tan-coloured dog attacking a number of people.”
I don’t think that there are too many tan coloured dalmatians out there.

Oh yeah.
They roll in coal dust to make ’em selves look like labradors.
I seen ’em do it in the movies.

LSWCHP 1:00 pm 11 Sep 13

Obviously I don’t know all the circumstances, but I’m surprised that the dog wasn’t killed.

johnboy 11:23 am 11 Sep 13

Unless the victims had entered the dog’s yard the responsibility always comes down to the dog owner.

As a dog owner it’s something that keeps me awake at night.

YeahBuddy 10:53 am 11 Sep 13

*takes deep breath and jumps into the abyss*

How do any of you know that the woman didn’t rile up the dog? Maybe she hit it/kicked it/threw a rock at it and the animal has resorted to its natural instincts to protect itself?

Then again, maybe its just a sh!t dog with an equally sh!t owner.

Deref 10:42 am 11 Sep 13

One can only hope that they then shot the owner.

BimboGeek 10:34 am 11 Sep 13

My mum’s dalmatian could be described as tan. They come in brown or black, with the heavily spotted ones joining up the dots until they are primarily the dot colour.

Her poodle had quite a strong jaw too. I’ve seen her shred a man’s arm and we’re talking here about a miniature crossed with a toy. Dread to think what an angry standard would do.

Redneck farms are like Noah’s ark…

Kali 10:20 am 11 Sep 13

Kali said :

neanderthalsis said :

James_Ryan said :

I hope that “treatment” is a metaphor for “the green dream”.

Dogs that attack humans have no place living around humans.

Humans that keep aggressive dogs have no place living around humans.

With most dog attacks, I blame the owner more so than the dog. I do realise that any dog, or most animals really, can turn aggressive when threatened. But a dog that randomly attacks people is normally the product of a lack if training and a cretinous owner.

Oh if only it were legal to shoot cretins who think that having an aggressive dog makes them more of a man.

Agreed 100%. If people decide they want to keep potentially dangerous breeds (that were originally bred for a specific purpose such as hunting) then they should be made to undertake the relevant training programs (or screening) to ensure these dogs are able to be around humans and other animals. I know some lovely Staffies, Mastiffs and Bull Terriers but their owners are responsible and they have trained their dogs to behave correctly.

there are too many irresponsible owners out there with these kind of dogs with no training and/or that haven’t been socialised with other dogs. Its almost like these people only have these dogs as a status symbol and aren’t interested in making their dogs behave correctly around people/animals….

Any breed can be out of control, but at least a pooodle/cocker spaniel/chihuahua isn’t going to kill anyone (or their dog) if it isn’t socialised….

(rant over)

There….fixed.

Kali 10:16 am 11 Sep 13

neanderthalsis said :

James_Ryan said :

I hope that “treatment” is a metaphor for “the green dream”.

Dogs that attack humans have no place living around humans.

Humans that keep aggressive dogs have no place living around humans.

With most dog attacks, I blame the owner more so than the dog. I do realise that any dog, or most animals really, can turn aggressive when threatened. But a dog that randomly attacks people is normally the product of a lack if training and a cretinous owner.

Oh if only it were legal to shoot cretins who think that having an aggressive dog makes them more of a man.

Agreed 100%. If people decide they want to keep potentially dangerous breeds (that were originally bred for a specific purpose such as hunting) then they should be made to undertake the relevant training programs (or screening) to ensure these dogs are able to be around humans and other animals. I know some lovely Staffies, Mastiffs and Bull Terriers but their owners are responsible and they have trained their dogs to behave correctly.

Their are two many irresponsible owners out there with these kind of dogs with no training and/or that haven’t been socialised with other dogs. Its almost like these people only have these dogs as a status symbol and aren’t interested in making their dogs behave correctly around people/animals….

Any breed can be out of control, but at least a pooodle/cocker spaniel/chihuahua isn’t going to kill anyone (or their dog) if it isn’t socialised….

(rant over)

neanderthalsis 8:47 am 11 Sep 13

James_Ryan said :

I hope that “treatment” is a metaphor for “the green dream”.

Dogs that attack humans have no place living around humans.

Humans that keep aggressive dogs have no place living around humans.

With most dog attacks, I blame the owner more so than the dog. I do realise that any dog, or most animals really, can turn aggressive when threatened. But a dog that randomly attacks people is normally the product of a lack if training and a cretinous owner.

Oh if only it were legal to shoot cretins who think that having an aggressive dog makes them more of a man.

DrKoresh said :

Wasn’t a big bloody Dalmation by any chance?

“Around 5.55pm members from Belconnen Police Station responded to a report of a tan-coloured dog attacking a number of people.”
I don’t think that there are too many tan coloured dalmatians out there.

James_Ryan 10:40 pm 10 Sep 13

I hope that “treatment” is a metaphor for “the green dream”.

Dogs that attack humans have no place living around humans.

Dilandach 10:18 pm 10 Sep 13

Should only be taken to the vet for treatment as long as that treatment is a needle and a very long sleep.

DrKoresh 10:11 pm 10 Sep 13

Wasn’t a big bloody Dalmation by any chance?

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