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Poetic justice - man kills dog then dies of heart attack

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Lulu's owner, Mar 28, 2011.


  1. Lulu's owner

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    Poor bloke, he must have lost the plot to kill his own dog like that :(

    Such a sad thing to happen.
     
  3. Lulu's owner

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    Dunno, he's forfeited my sympathy for killing his dog. The poor dog's body is still in the garden.
     
  4. Cockerpoo lover

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    Actually I feel sorry for the bloke in some respects.

    It said he thought that the dog would be PTS anyway for attacking so maybe he wanted to be the one to do it and not a stranger.

    It is awful either way but you don't know his state of mind. He may have been distraught that his dog attacked and as a staffy probably would have been taken off him but not a given.... I mean he had a heart attack and died :(

    It's a hard one - yes angry that he took the dogs life on one hand but on the other we don't know if it wasn't done with the intention of being cruel.


    Very sad either way :(
     
  5. sunshine80

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    This is quite a hard one really I do feel sorry for the man to die of a heart attack so young. I suppose alot depends on what kind of man he was - if he mistreated the dogs and bet them etc then I do not really feel sorry for him. I heard of a man in my local town who bet his dog when it went for another one (not badly - it was another staffi owner waiting on the same bus as me that told me as she was disguisted with him for beating the dog).

    If however the man treated his dogs well and killed the dog because he thought it was going to be took away and put to sleep anyway then that is different (although it is still wrong to kill the dog) and very sad that he had a heart attack after it:(
     
  6. JANICE199

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    But in reality,if he killed his dog and then went into the house and had a heart attack he can't be blamed for the dog still being in the garden.
    My thoughts are with his family.
     
  7. Lulu's owner

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    Sorry, I wasn't blaming him for the dog's body still remaining in the garden. However, it's an awful sight and it makes me feel angry that this man did it to his own dog. Did he kill the dog in the garden, or did he throw its body out of the door, or did the poor dog try to run away from him? Who knows, but what he did was wicked and I'm not sorry he's gone.
     
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    What an awful situation.
    The true irony is that if he had waited and taken the dog to the vets to be PTS he wouldnt have been alone and might have been saved.:(
     
  9. Horse and Hound

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    I for one really hope none of his family are reading this as i actually feel a lot of sympathy for both him and them. You can't just make an assuption like that, unless you know something about him? Does he have a history of mistreating the dog or harming his other dog?

    The article does say that it is believed he killed it after fearing it would be destroyed so to do something like that, he was clearly distraught enough to think it.

    Poor dog, poor bloke and poor family is all I can say. :(
     
  10. Lulu's owner

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    I don't know the man but I have always been wary of walking past his gate with my little yorkie and in view of the fact that one of his dogs, the dog he killed, attacked another dog I was not mistaken there. The fact that he killed his own dog tells you all you need to know about his character. If he'd killed the dog and committed suicide then, yes, you could say he had some twisted kind of decency, but he died inadvertently of a heart attack. What sort of person kills their dog rather than taking it to the vet for euthanasia?

    And I would tell the man's family to their faces that what he did was reprehensible.
     
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    Sorry but it doesn't tell me enough about his chacacter.I've known people that have taken their own lives and thought i " knew their character".:(
     
  12. When I first read if that was exactly what I thought! and not knowing nor wanting to know how he went about this I can only hope he wa gentle - least as gently as you can be when you murder something!

    Looking from another angle perhaps he were worried for the dog or how it would be treated if it were taken from him!

    So to sum it up I dont really know wether to feel sorry or whether to say 'karma'
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  13. Horse and Hound

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    A dog aggressive dog doesn't always mean an irresponsible owner. There are lots of complicated and underlying issues, ranging from undersocialisation to fear aggression.

    AS for the man, and your comment about what sort of person kills their dog rather than taking it to the vet, well clearly one not in his right mind! He could have had depression, some other form of mental illness, you just don't know. I sincerely hope nothing tragic happens to any member of your family then for people to view it in as black and white a way as you have.
     
  14. Lulu's owner

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    Karma is exactly the word that occurred to me, too.

    He stabbed his dog to death. I can't believe anyone on a pet forum thinks that's an OK way to dispose of a dog!

    I don't know what his dog did to that other dog, but if it merited putting to sleep then so be it, but anyone with an ounce of humanity and love for their dog would have taken it to the vet's, surely.
     
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    He didn't take his own life. He took his dog's life, so I don't see the relevance of your comment.
     
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    No one is saying its ok, are they? Not as far as I can read, just that there may be something else that triggered this off, not just the fact he thought he had to have it put down.

    Something like that doesn't just trigger that off. There has to be some kind of underlying illness, perhaps that wasn't even diagnosed. No sane person, or person in their right mind does that.
     
  17. Lulu's owner

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    Tragic things happen in everyone's family and mine is no exception, but the tragedy here is what happened to the dog, not the evil swine who killed it.
     
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    Like I said, i hope nothing ever happens to your family that isn't as cut and dry as you seem to think this is.

    The whole incident is tragic if you ask me.
     
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    Such sad news for all concerned.
     
  20. JANICE199

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    Ok i will try and word it better."IF" the guy was so distraught about what he had done to his dog,then perhaps thats what caused the heart attack.
    I remember vividly one sunday morning waking up to screeming and crying,the guy 4 doors from me had tried taking is own life,but had also cut the throats of his 2 dogs,which i might add he doted on.
    The mind can play cruel games on us all.:(
     
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