2 Years Old Australian Toddler Killed By Family Pet

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2 Years Old Australian Toddler Killed By Family Pet

Postby tankee » Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:28 pm

A two-year-old Australian boy has been mauled to death by a mastiff cross dog at his grandmother's house.

The attack happened on Sunday afternoon at Deniliquin in New South Wales when the boy reportedly went outside to get an ice-cream from a back fridge and the family pet followed him.

The boy has been named by local media as Deeon Higgins. The dog, called Kingston according to reports, is thought to have belonged to his 24-year-old cousin.

It is not clear what sparked the attack. The toddler's mother and grandmother both desperately tried to pull the dog off the child but to no avail, with the boy suffering severe head and facial injuries.

"The child's grandmother, aged 70, intervened but, was unable to release the child. The child's mother arrived and fought the dog off the boy," police said in a statement.

"He and his grandmother were taken to Deniliquin Hospital ... but he died a short time later. The older woman has been treated for exhaustion, bruising and abrasions."

The dog, not usually considered a dangerous breed, was captured and put down.

Detective Inspector Darren Cloak of Deniliquin Police said the family and residents were "shocked" and "distraught" by the death......

http://news.sky.com/story/1124611/dog-a ... family-pet

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Re: 2 Years Old Australian Toddler Killed By Family Pet

Postby atrecord » Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:30 am

This is so sad.

Dogs might make good pets, but it is difficult to ensure that there is no accident...

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Re: 2 Years Old Australian Toddler Killed By Family Pet

Postby chenwj » Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:39 pm

I've seen Youtube videos where babies were left alone with their huge house cats and the babies were allowed to pet those cats. What if the cat gives a swipe?

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Re: 2 Years Old Australian Toddler Killed By Family Pet

Postby Imami » Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:53 am

Sad indeed. Things will never be the same for the family...

My mum always say,"human beings also cannot believe, how can you trust animals?"

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Re: 2 Years Old Australian Toddler Killed By Family Pet

Postby janet88 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:03 am

atrecord wrote:This is so sad.

Dogs might make good pets, but it is difficult to ensure that there is no accident...

no matter what, dogs are not considered humans and no one can tell what can trigger an attack...畜生没有人性。i have seen youtube videos where some kids touch pythons kept as pets. :siao:

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