Monday, August 30, 2010

Another Child Killed by a Chained Dog

Four year old Taylor Becker was killed last week in Iron Ridge Wisconsin by a dog tied in a friend's back yard. There was no adult supervision and no-one saw what happened. This was the fourth serious attack by a chained dog on a child in August in the US and the 23rd in 2010 (according to Mothers Against Dog Chaining).

Link to news report

This is another terrible tragedy that could have easily been prevented. Tied dogs are extremely dangerous for children (adults too).

  • Do not tie your dog - find another solution
  • Never allow a child to be in the presence of a tied dog (even with adult supervision)
  • Do not allow your child to visit at a home where the dog is tied
  • Teach your children to stay out of a tied dog's area
  • Teach your children to report tied dogs on their school route to you so that you can investigate and create a new route  
  • If your child delivers papers or conducts other door-to-door activities be sure that they will not encounter tied dogs
Read our previous blog posts with information on the dangers of tied dogs

Other links with information on anti-chaining laws and how to protect dogs and children from the risks associated with dog chaining:

Dog Deserve Better

Mothers Against Dog Chaining

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