by No Dogs Allowed
Buena Vista Township, MI - A family dog mauled a 2-year-old girl on Monday, which marks the second time the dog had attacked the toddler.
The girl’s family members said the dog belonged to someone who no longer lived in the home, but that they kept it because “I didn’t want to put her on the street, because I would get in trouble for that,” said the girl’s father, Mitchell Nicholas.
The dog had bitten the girl before, and the girl’s parents claim they wanted the dog removed from their home, but – they couldn’t cough up the $135 animal removal fee that local animal control authorities charge to come and take away the animal.
“The first time he attacked her, we called Animal Control four times, they said they need $135 just to come and get her,” said Mr. Nicholas.
$135 – oh boo hoo, that’s a f*cking fortune. Apparently a child’s life is worth less than that paltry amount to the idiotic parents.
Guess what, parents? You could have advertised the stupid mutt for FREE on Craigslist and given it to some double-digit IQ’ed mouth-breather like yourselves. Or you could have – and should have – taken the damn thing out back and shot it the first time it attacked your daughter.
But Theresa Marshall, manager of the Saginaw Community Villas where the attack took place, said she’s never heard of such a removal fee, and that Saginaw County Animal Control officers drive through the complex to remove strays for free all the time.
This is why I have no sympathy for parents who lose children to family dog attacks. Because they know what they’re exposing their children to, and they don’t care.
The dog’s breed has not been determined – some people are calling it a “pit bull mix,” others say it’s a Rhodesian Ridgeback. It looks pit bullish to me. What do you think?
The dog bit the girl’s head several times. Her father says she is doing “OK.”
The dog is being held in quarantine at Saginaw County Animal Control.
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