HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Baby Killed By Dog In Hen...

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:04 PM

Baby Killed By Dog In Henderson, Nevada On His First Birthday (graphic description)

Baby Killed By Dog In Henderson, Nevada On His First Birthday



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/29/baby-killed-by-dog_n_1462963.html

The Las Vegas Sun reports that the 120-pound Mastiff/Rhodesian mix had never displayed any previous signs of aggression toward people, according to the family who lives in Henderson, Nev.

The baby crawled over to the dog to pet him, the police reported. The Daily Mail writes that Chris Shahan, the baby's father, believes his son tried to grab the dog’s fur to stand up when the dog reacted.

The dog ... latched his jaws around the boy's head and began shaking him, police said. The grandmother attempted to pull the boy from the dog while other family members rushed to help, police said.

According to KLAS-TV, the dog will be observed for rabies, and will then be euthanized.

19 replies, 3417 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 19 replies Author Time Post
Reply Baby Killed By Dog In Henderson, Nevada On His First Birthday (graphic description) (Original post)
Amerigo Vespucci Apr 2012 OP
JI7 Apr 2012 #1
XemaSab Apr 2012 #2
kestrel91316 Apr 2012 #10
magical thyme Apr 2012 #3
MineralMan Apr 2012 #4
Aerows Apr 2012 #5
LadyHawkAZ Apr 2012 #7
Aerows Apr 2012 #16
LadyHawkAZ Apr 2012 #19
flvegan Apr 2012 #13
Aerows Apr 2012 #15
Aerows Apr 2012 #18
NoodleyAppendage Apr 2012 #6
flvegan Apr 2012 #14
Aerows Apr 2012 #17
AtomicKitten Apr 2012 #8
saras Apr 2012 #9
Brickbat Apr 2012 #11
FarCenter Apr 2012 #12

Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:11 PM

1. how sad, why aren't people more careful with kids this small

around most or any animals no matter how non threatening the animal is.

babies don't understand what they should/shouldn't do. and animals aren't humans that can understand whether it's just some baby playing around with them or something else.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:14 PM

2. Why don't they euthanize it and then test for rabies?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to XemaSab (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:13 PM

10. Probably some legal requirement. But it's all the same at this point.

The dog is unadoptable for legal reasons, that much is certain.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:16 PM

3. if they're going to kill the dog anyway

why wait to see if he gets sick, which can take weeks? The fastest definitive diagnosis of rabies is via necropsy.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:11 PM

4. Incredibly sad story, but I'm not sure what the message

on DU is supposed to be. Dogs can be dangerous and infants need to be kept away from them without full supervision.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:25 PM

5. Mastiffs aren't to be fooled with

Nor are any mollosar type dogs. You have to respect them, and their historical purposes as work dogs.

That said, it is kind of surprising a Mastiff killed a child. They usually treat them like members of the family and would rather die themselves than harm them or let harm come to them.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:55 PM

7. I don't know about mastiffs

but I've owned Rhodie mixes before and they do love to roughhouse.

This is just sad all the way around.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to LadyHawkAZ (Reply #7)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:54 AM

16. Indeed it is

And I don't mean to make their beauty less.

My precious dog was a 105 lbs Doberman. We went to obedience school together, went rollerblading together, he was a hero of a dog when another dog tried to attack us on a run. He defended our property, and was pretty much the most awesome thing you could expect out of a dog.

I wish all dogs were like that, trained like that, and loved like that.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 03:33 AM

19. ours were rhodie-boxer

Loving dogs but very territorial and extremely strong. And could bite through a tin can. As I understand it (not being much of a dog person), that strong bite is a hallmark of Rhodesians. They adored my son but I would never have had them around a toddler.


Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Aerows (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:59 PM

13. (facepalm)

Yes, fear the Boston Terrier and the Pug.

And your final sentence makes your subject post kinda stupid.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to flvegan (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:48 AM

15. Your subject line tells it all

They aren't to be trifled with could have been a better choice of words. Jesus, I can't believe you would send this sort of crap my way.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to flvegan (Reply #13)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 03:10 AM

18. And your misunderstanding of it

makes you appear as though you need reading comprehension classes, and you are welcome to report me for saying so, facepalm-er, which is an insult in and of itself, but I don't take prisoners of their own faulty logic.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:31 PM

6. Yeah...that's a great idea. Let's keep a friggin' dinosaur sized canine near our 20 lb. child.

The tragedy doesn't stop with the death, but started with the parent's stupidity.

J

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to NoodleyAppendage (Reply #6)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 11:00 PM

14. So with you it's a size issue?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to flvegan (Reply #14)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 02:55 AM

17. Sounds like it is one with you

Since you brought it up, my friend.

You left yourself wide open for that one.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:01 PM

8. omg that's horrifying

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:01 PM

9. It's not uncommon that dogs don't get that babies are people

 

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Amerigo Vespucci (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:17 PM

11. It's good to remember that any dog can do this to any person at any time.

That poor kid.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Brickbat (Reply #11)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:38 PM

12. In this case the size difference is enough that the dog can snap the baby's neck with a shake.

Large dogs kill small animals by biting and shaking to break their neck or back.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread