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Dogs bite five people before being shot

The Local · 9 Sep 2011, 14:30

Published: 09 Sep 2011 14:30 GMT+02:00

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The dogs bit several people in the district of Wedemark, north of Hannover, late on Thursday. A 44-year-old woman had to be taken to hospital by helicopter and a 68-year man also suffered serious injuries. However, neither has life-threatening injuries, the police said.

The two animals first attacked a 33-year-old pedestrian on Thursday evening, biting him on the hand. A 38-year-old passer-by tried to help the man and was also attacked.

Shortly afterwards the 44-year-old woman was driving down the street when she saw them and decided to stop and try to help the seemingly stray dogs. When she got out of the car they jumped on her inflicting serious injuries to her and the 68-year-old man who had seen what was happening and tried to help her.

When the police arrived on the scene a 53-year-old police officer also fell victim to the canine rampage. He and his colleague then shot the two dogs.

The police on Thursday evening said the measure was necessary to prevent the “completely unpredictable” animals from posing a danger to the public.

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On Friday it was still unclear who owned the dogs or why they were out loose and had become so dangerous. According to the police, the dogs had microchips inserted but the number was not registered with the local police.

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17:28 September 9, 2011 by mimossa
Poor dogs, poor people. Hopefully the irresponsible owner will eventually be found. I wonder what happened to those dogs causing this kind of aggressive behaviour.
17:49 September 9, 2011 by Shirazz
They were nothing but a hound dog....
18:45 September 9, 2011 by derExDeutsche
These dogs have been bred for certain characteristics. 'Scharf' is what they are meant to be. These are dogs bred with a genetically programed desire to work. I can speak from a bit of experience with this issue as I own aggressive guard dogs, and have also been attacked in Germany for riding my bike down the street. A monster Giant Schnauzer jumped a 2mt. fence and attacked me just for minding my own business. The people who owned that dog weren't 'Bad' people or owners. Nor was the dog that attacked me, necessarily, a ' bad' dog. It was just answering to its genetic predisposition to be man-aggressive and protective of property. Sounds too dangerous for Germans, I think. WIll probably have to ban these Breeds.
18:49 September 9, 2011 by finanzdoktor
@ mimossa: I could not agree with you more. Apparently, it seems someone not only trained them to act this way, but also neglected to take care of them in a responsible manner (witness their behavior and lack of owner ID). When the owner is found, not only should they be held responsible for the medical bills of the victims, but also be charged with assault, as well as negligence of the two canines.
19:08 September 9, 2011 by Dave0
The Owner is 100% responsible for the actions of these dogs. The "Dog Licence for Owners" to prove that they can control their dog,s is overdue.

(see securedog.de).

Although the story tells us that the owner couod not be found I find this quite hard to truly believe; they were chipped! Is there a good reason to keep dog ownership details private or secret? The CHiP gives, or should give, full owner and animal details.

Once a driving licence is earned it becomes a responsibiltiy that can be lost, permanently or temporarily; this is the goal of a Dog Licence. To qualify a person to care for an animal that shares our streets.

Owners that have 100% control over their dogs 100% of the time have the most rewarding experience and benefits of the Dogs company. Think about it.
19:34 September 9, 2011 by reallybigdog

Its quite possible that it was just a case of a biased character judgement on the part of the Monster Giant Schnauzer and you where handed your just Carma! The genocide of any breed is never the answer and most if not all cases are generally owner neglect.
21:00 September 9, 2011 by DinhoPilot
Dog or dog... it is just a dog. Who cares. Human life is way more important. Good that the police took them down. With owner or without an animal attacking someone like that should meet the same end, who cares if they were "bread" to like that. They were not guarding a secure precint or something like it. I don't hate dog or dog owners but I would surely shoot one without blinking if I saw something like that. Get puddles like Hilton.
22:12 September 9, 2011 by catjones
Large fines should be imposed on owners who do not obey the leash laws...in Berlin alone the national debt would be erased, but the cops just look the other way.
22:15 September 9, 2011 by Bushdiver
@ Dave0...................Sounds to me like another German that loves having their lives controlled by the Government. First of all a dog license should'n't be required if the animals are chipped or tatooed since all the information is already present. You seem to be someone that likes carrying all types of useless crap around. Maybe they sould require people like you to be chipped as well. BTW, I'm a dog owner as well.
22:38 September 9, 2011 by derExDeutsche
@ reallybigdog

I will take the karma that my comment generates over the 'carma' your comment generates any day of the week. What does karma think of Schadenfreude?
01:44 September 10, 2011 by lenny van
I've always said, "If you don't want your dog to drink out of the toilet, put the seat down or leave water in his or her bowl (optional).
07:08 September 10, 2011 by SockRayBlue
Since dogs have been around humans almost as long as humans have been on the earth it is very safe to assume that dogs have man "nailed", now it is also safe to assume that in the dog God has created one of the best opportunists. And they are. I have watched a dog be a crazed psycho running along a fence while children walked along the sidewalk. When the sound of the owners automobile was heard by the dog it immediately retreated to the back porch and looked asleep. I have seen this behavior many times and understand completely. My answer to the biting dogs? Why did anyone wait to shoot the dangerous duo? Why are dogs placed upon a pedestal? Have humans anthropomorphised too long?
07:58 September 10, 2011 by Bigfoot76
I have something very profound and powerful to say on this matter. I like dogs.
12:04 September 10, 2011 by Ludinwolf
I have read in bil** gehören Hells Angels boss.
18:09 September 10, 2011 by rmsbl4
@ SockRayBlue This happened in Germany. There aren't to many people running around with guns.
13:56 September 12, 2011 by Vargaz
@rmsbl4 - that's why Germany is a nice place to live. America has turned into the wild west where there are more guns (320 million) than people (305 million). More than 10,000 people are murdered with guns every year and Congress, in charge of social responsibility yet totally irresponsible miscreants, are wholly owned by the gun manufacturers. They are so corrupt we call them the lowest kind of dogs on Earth - Golden Turd Retrievers that frolic happily in their Cesspool of Immorality.
02:33 September 13, 2011 by Freeman
Perhaps the canines were informed that they would be replaced by another breed which upon testing revealed that they are far superior, and shepherds inferior. In as much as law enforcements sidekick is concerned. Having this news foremost on their minds they resorted to this behavior to express their disgust.
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