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Dogs Attack Burglar...

Discussion in 'Canine News/Informative Articles' started by Marko1962, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Marko1962

    Marko1962 Hot Topics Subscriber

    Serves her right and good news about the dogs, it's good to see that good sense prevails...

    Burglary Suspect Attacked By Dogs After Hiding In Dog House

    Woman recovering after breaking into home, bitten by dogs, police say

    A woman is recovering in a Fort Worth hospital after police say she broke into a home, ran into a man's backyard, hid in a dog house and was attacked by the dogs.
    Police said a man called police in the 3600-block of James Avenue when his neighbor, Amanda Moore, told him a woman just broke into her house then ran into his backyard.


    "I heard a noise in my middle bedroom, and all of a sudden, my bedroom door opened, and there was a lady in my hallway," Moore said. "I woke up and she [saw] me, she ran back out the window and went into the neighbor's backyard."

    That neighbor is Jerry Gambino who had let his dogs into the backyard. He heard the commotion and went outside to see the suspect inside his dog house, with his three dogs inside as well.

    "Whenever I came back here, all three dogs were in the dog house and I saw her legs sticking out, I was yanking the dogs out by the tail, at least if I pull them by the tail, they're going to either back up or try to bite me."

    Police said the woman had injuries to her lip and hand, but were not life threatening.

    No one else was injured.

    Original source: NEWS REPORT

    I wonder what would happen if that happened here in the UK? I should imagine that the dogs would probably be destroyed...
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  2. Ataro

    Ataro Notable member

    I know the law here is if a dog attacks someone in defense of its own life or to protect its owner, especially on private property, it can't be destroyed or labelled as a dangerous dog. Some sense at least, considering all the BSL prejudice in Germany.
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  3. JanS

    JanS DCF Owner Administrative Staff Moderator Hot Topics Subscriber

    That's what I like to see! How dumb is that to run and hide in the dog house? :D

    I know the BSL laws in TX can be pretty strict - especially for Pits, but I'm not sure if DFW is one of those areas. I'm glad the law went the right way anyway.

    If you don't mind, I'd like to move this to the Canine News section.
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  4. Ataro

    Ataro Notable member

    Maybe she thought it was where the hens sleep at night :rofl:...
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  5. Marko1962

    Marko1962 Hot Topics Subscriber

    Go for it :)
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  6. sammy

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    I think that at present the UK laws on Dangerous dogs only cover public areas, but sadly they're considering changing it to private land, which will mean the end of a lot of dogs just doing their job :(


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  7. Ataro

    Ataro Notable member

    If the UK implements that kind of a law... that would just be ridiculous. Do they at least consider the reasons for a dog bite? Or just say the dog bit someone, regardless of whether criminal or not, it's time to put it to sleep?
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  8. sammy

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    The way I'm reading into it, I can't see even see anything which says that dogs will be free to act as a deterrent on private land as opposed to being muzzled in public, almost like they don't want a guarding dog full stop :confused:

    I mean, if your dog doesn't act strong and angry at strangers approaching your property, then how is he/she a threat deterrent :facepalm:

    Here's the list of consultees :


    And an example of a consultation response from the NHS (security division)


    Doesn't make for pleasant reading.

    Here we are are thinking the burglar should have received a Darwin Award, but it may turn out she was just ahead of her time :D
  9. fehnder

    fehnder Hot Topics Subscriber

    I think there was a lot of outrage when an owner wasn't prosecuted for a young child being bitten by a dog on the owners property. The child had left their own garden and entered another when the dog bit. No mention of the fact that the parents didn't even know the very young child had left their garden :/

    There's lots of silly laws about protecting your home such as people being prosecuted for assaulting a burglar. Ridiculous.

    I will be fuming if the law extends to private property. While I didn't get indi to be a guard dog, I would hope she would protect me during a break in. I wouldn't cope with being told my dogs had to be destroyed over that.
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  10. Ataro

    Ataro Notable member

    That's pretty f***ed up. I would say that postal service workers have a right to be safe, but in that the mail box shouldn't be anywhere near a dog i.e. front lawn or somewhere out of the dog's reach, or that the owners look into getting a PO box. That is beyond ridiculous to say that your dog can't protect you inside your own home. If someone came to attack me in a place where law might have my dog destroyed and Ashra bit them, I'd finish the job and hide the body :bat:
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  11. sammy

    sammy Hot Topics Subscriber $ Forum Donor $

    Why do you think I switched to a BARF diet - it can be very economical too :D:D:D
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  12. Gelcoater

    Gelcoater Expert ThreadCrapper $ Premium Subscriber $ Hot Topics Subscriber

    Between this thread and the gun thread it seems the government in the UK and Auusieland want crooks to have as much advantage as possible.
    At the same time wanting good tax paying citizens to just bend over
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  13. Gelcoater

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    About as dumb as the crook who sees a large doggy door as an entrance to your home,without stopping to ask them self why that damn dog door is so big:)
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  14. Ataro

    Ataro Notable member

    Erm, Australia doesn't have stupid laws like this concerning dogs on private property... in fact, if you have a dangerous dog sign posted up, you cannot be held accountable for what happens to trespassers.
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  15. Ataro

    Ataro Notable member

    Switching to the Atkins diet would help get rid of the evidence.
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  16. Gelcoater

    Gelcoater Expert ThreadCrapper $ Premium Subscriber $ Hot Topics Subscriber

    Yeah,you just can't have a gun to defend yourself:)
  17. fehnder

    fehnder Hot Topics Subscriber

    Got to agree with this, can't say I like our.government too much..
  18. Ataro

    Ataro Notable member

    What? Yes, you can. With proper training, membership with an official gun club and a license, you can have a gun.
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  19. Ataro

    Ataro Notable member

    I should also add to the dog laws I mentioned above regarding private property; a dog is given allowances for attacking under provocation (whether harassed by someone, inside a vehicle, or any uncontrolled animals that approach you).
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