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Dog euthanized after attacking 5-year-old boy

Original post made on Oct 18, 2007

The dog that bit and seriously injured a 5-year-old boy on a Palo Alto playground Dec. 2 was euthanized Tuesday at the Palo Alto Animal Shelter at the request of its owner.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, December 13, 2006, 10:11 AM

Comments (3)

Posted by Brian C, a resident of Barron Park
on Oct 18, 2007 at 4:01 pm

I dont understand was it 1 dog or 2? Mr.martin states that it was 2 pitbulls? I did see a picture of the 1 Australian Shepard mix that attacked the little boy but it looks nothing like a pit bull. I own an Australian Shepard and they could be twins. My prays are with the family and heroes.


Posted by Enough repeats of this story, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 19, 2007 at 11:18 am

Editor--why is that the stories/postings related to this almost year old story keep showing up, when you don't seem to have a glitch with other stories? Please fix this.

And Brian--no these dogs were not pitbulls. But of course any dog that bites is labelled a pitbull or the story wouldn't be newsworthy...


Posted by CannotBeliveIt, a resident of Midtown
on Oct 19, 2007 at 11:33 am

It took them that long to euthanize the dog? Thank god the little boy is safe physically; the emotional scars will stay with him for years to come ... what was the penalty for the owner?

The article mentions - at the request of the owner - isn't the city supposed to take over the animal in such cases? Where was the dog all along - with the owner?


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