Saturday, May 7, 2016

BRENTWOOD, CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CA - A 1-YEAR-OLD CHILD WENT "NOSE TO NOSE" WITH A 9-YEAR-OLD DOBERMAN PINSCHER AND GRANNY GOT HER CAMERA OUT FOR THE "PHOTO OPPORTUNITY" AND THE DOBBY BIT THE BABY BUT IT'S THE CAMERA'S FAULT!!! DOG PEOPLE ARE NUTS!!!!!!

Emergency crews and animal control officials responded to a Brentwood home Thursday morning amid reports that a dog bit a 1-year-old child.
Aside from the swelling, the child's injuries are considered moderate and will not require stitches, said Steve Burdo, a spokesman for Contra Costa Animal Services.

"Other than it being a traumatic incident, it looks like the child is going to be fine," Burdo said. "We're most happy to hear that."

An ambulance took the child to a hospital, and officials were monitoring the home on Turnberry Court. Burdo said they were called to the home at 10:59 a.m.

The 9-YEAR-OLD DOBERMAN PINSCHER  is being held at Contra Costa Animal Services as of Thursday afternoon. The owners have shown an interest in getting the dog back. The dog doesn't have any history of being violent.

"What's going to happen to the dog is up to the family," Burdo said.

The dog bit the child when it reacted to the presence of a camera.

The child was playing in the backyard when the dog went nose-to-nose with the child. The child's grandmother saw a photo opportunity.


"That's when the grandmother started to take out her camera, and that's when the dog reacted and bit," Burdo said.
The 9-year-old dog was not neutered or spayed, which may have affected the animal's temperament. The dog's old age also may have caused him to react to the camera.
"You can sometimes see some behavior issues, but not solely in the scenario," he said. "There will be dogs who are altered who may or may not do that as well."
Burdo stressed the importance of spaying or neutering pets, as it can curb the animal population and typically have a positive temperament effect on animals.
"Even in a supervised case like this, animals are animals and we don't always know how they're going to react," he said. "You always want to make sure that the child is safe around the dog, and the dog is always safe around the child."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How about not letting your grand-kids go face to face with a dog?