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Another Child Killed by a Dog!!!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Magik, Dec 31, 2007.


  1. Magik

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    This shouldn't be happening... it's not fair to comment on this case because it's not clear what happened but I believe there is no reason this should happen!!!
     
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  2. what is it - where did you get it from?
     
  3. colliemerles

    colliemerles PetForums VIP

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    its very upsetting, last christmas it happened and now this christmas, my heart goes out to that poor baby, and what it must of gone through,,:(:(
     
  4. Magik

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    a rottweiler has killed a 13month old child... been on news for past couple of days... was surprised no one has mentioned it on here???
     
  5. MINE TV is dead....I'll have a look
     
  6. Magik

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    This is on Mirror website today....

    Mum's tribute

    The inconsolable teenage mum of a toddler savaged to death by a Rottweiler paid tribute to her "lil sleeping angel" yesterday.

    In a moving statement made on her 18th birthday Becki Hirst said 13-month-old Archie-Lee was "my world", adding: "He'll always be in our hearts. Mummy's little man."

    She also paid tribute to her brave sister Kara, 16, who vainly battled to save Archie-Lee from the vicious brute's jaws.

    Becki said: "We're all so proud of her. She's a heroine and will be respected for what she did for the rest of her life."

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    Archie-Lee's grief-stricken father Damian Williamson, 20, wrote his own tribute on the Bebo social networking website.

    He declared: "Never gona 4get ya lil man, RIP 4evan always, miss ya so much."

    Archie-Lee was being looked after by Kara at her mother Sharon's home in Wakefield, West Yorks, on Friday afternoon. With them were Kara's younger sisters, aged six and seven.

    The seven-year-old was carrying Archie-Lee to the back door when the two-year-old dog, weighing from seven to 10st, tore the tot from her arms.

    Without a thought for her safety, desperate Kara kicked and punched the animal before calling 999 for help.

    Paramedics scaled a 7ft fence to rescue Archie-Lee. But hours later he died in Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield.

    Writing on her Bebo page yesterday, Becki said: "RIP my lil angel mummy knows your still here love u alway and foreva xxxxxx."

    She said in a statement later: "It's so hard for me. My boy was my world.

    "We shared so many precious memories in the short while we had together. He is loved by many. He will always be in our hearts, never to be forgotten. He's my sleeping angel.

    "All I want is to give my baby the best send-off that he deserves so my little Archie can rest in peace.

    "Rip my little angel. You're in our hearts forever, Mummy's little man."

    Yesterday Becki was being comforted by her family. She was joined by Damian even though the couple have split.

    Well-wishers handed bouquets in to the end of terrace house and hundreds of sympathetic messages were posted on the internet. A police cordon remained in place around the property as officers conducted house-to-house inquiries.

    The front curtains were drawn and no one was believed to be home.

    Inquiry chief Det Supt Steve Payne said: "The mother and father are together today. Everyone involved is back as a family unit at this distressing time.

    "They are inconsolable. Obviously, the mother's 18th birthday being today doesn't help. Nor does New Year. This was nobody's fault. It's a tragedy."

    Becki had dedicated a Bebo page to her son. Clearly besotted, she wrote: "I don't no what I'd do if I didn't have him.

    "Can't wait till he's walking and talking, it will be great. I hope his first word is mummy, it would make me so happy.

    "I love taking him to the park and watch him smile his little head off, bless him."

    Damian said on his web page before the tragedy that he would "die any day" for his son. He said he was happiest when "Archie keeps saying dad dad all the time".

    The female Rottweiler was bought by the family six months ago, reportedly following a string of burglaries.

    She was shot dead. Police said she had "interacted" with other young relatives.

    Rottweilers are not covered by the Dangerous Dogs Act.

    The seven-year-old who was carrying Archie-Lee has been interviewed on video.

    Almost exactly a year ago Ellie Lawrenson, five, was killed in her grandmother's home in Liverpool by a pit bull-type dog.

    Courageous Lauren Fearn, 12, of Leicester, was recovering from serious injuries yesterday after being mauled by a Rottweiler as she fought to stop it attacking her cousin Jessica, eight
     
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    :( :( :(.............
     
  8. The thing with puppies - they are alloved to go to a new homes much earlie. It should be some standart of training for them before leaving to a new homes, otherwise it all will lead to ban on all imaginable dogs. Another thing - was that rottie belong to that family? Its sounds ike far too young parents, quite a few small children and dog just didnt had necessary care and attentin.
     
  9. Eolabeo

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    I see the same thing a few days ago also, did'nt mention nothing because there are people on here that own this breed of dog who no doubt is a loving pet, so did'nt want to start a debate of :eek:

    Is mad tho that last year it was the same breed that killed the other child, apart fom the pitbull cross inccident.
    Or am i wrong?.

    So sad tho :(
     
  10. Eolabeo

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    Heard the same story except abit different, i heard the 16 year old was upstairs and it was the 8 year old that had the poor baby on ther hip and did as you said, went to the backdoor and opened it to where the dog was standing.

    Either way its such terrible news :(
     
  11. xxjackyxx

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    the report i read said the 7 year old was holding the child.
     
  12. Magik

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    The news has been full of horrific accidents this christmas... the 7 year old on the quad. I dont know how parents cope after things like these...
     
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    It must be heart breaking for the Mum to have to bury her baby son. We live near St Helens and saw little Ellie Lawrensons coffin pass by our works and it was heart breaking. I don't know why people have these dogs near young children and babies unsupervised.

    Still you can't blame the dogs just the owners :(
     
  14. Magik

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    I agree,,,, I would never leave a child unattended with any dog, even small dogs that are harmless... you just dont take that chance! It doesn't hurt to be over cautious. But it seems like people dont learn... how many more kids have to die?

    I also don't think people should be able to buy adult guard dogs this easily. You can buy pre trained dogs to the same level as police dogs are trained... anyone can buy these and without an experienced handler it's like walking round with a loaded gun. But once again the media will blame the breed!! The breeds aren't the problem.

    I'm sure all these things are now going round in the parents heads.... it's tragic!
     
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    it is so sad why must it happen
     
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    I live in Wakefield and have heard a few stories regarding this tragic mess - I have heard that the dog was indeed just a gaurd dog and not a family pet - she lived outside in the yard and wasnt in the house at all - not socialised with people or children - it is so sad that this has happened but have to agree with the irresponsible owners before for letting this poor girl go to a young family and live in a yard and for the new owners for putting their children at risk like this.
    RIP Little fella
    RIP Sweet girl.
     
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    its such a horrible thing to happen to that poor child.
    why people leave dogs and children alone together is beond me, its not worth the risk.
     
  18. The news didnt give much attention about that dog past, living conditions or training - didnt they?
     
  19. Debbie

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    The news never do - its always the dogs fault regardless of whatever else has happened.....this is how the press scare people with the lack of facts etc.....there are so many Rotties now being dumped at rescue centres - and when asked have the dogs ever done anything they say no never infact they have been perfect family pets but with the press coverage we cannot take a chance etc etc.....such a sad time for Rotties too :(
     
  20. Lisa M

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    My brother has a rottie. He had him from a pup and he too is big and clumsy but the softest, cuddliest rottie ever.
    He shows no signs of being aggressive and is a well brought up family dog. However he never leaves him alone with the kids or off the lead in a public place. If we take him to our local beaches for a run around off the lead he is always muzzeled.
    My heart goes out to those parents, but I think the answer is educating people BEFORE they buy big dogs.

    Hes called Bear and likes to help me with my gardening. :D



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