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Davidson Co. Woman Recovers After Dog Attack

There are 21 comments on the Fox 8 WGHP story from May 26, 2010, titled Davidson Co. Woman Recovers After Dog Attack. In it, Fox 8 WGHP reports that:

A Davidson County woman received dozens of stitches after she was attacked by two dogs while walking her miniature schnauzers in front of her home in Linwood on Monday.

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Mee

Greensboro, NC

#1 May 26, 2010
Why on Earth would anyone want or need that type of dog? This incident and many others just like it could be avoided, just don't have those dogs.
Leah

Kernersville, NC

#2 May 26, 2010
God I hope stories like these don't deter people from boxers, they CAN be some of the sweetest babies on the planet. I have a boxer and a pit and they are spoiled and sweet and have manners. I hate to hear stories like these.
Leah

Kernersville, NC

#3 May 26, 2010
Mee wrote:
Why on Earth would anyone want or need that type of dog? This incident and many others just like it could be avoided, just don't have those dogs.
It's truly not the breed. They are of course big and "scary" but if you raise them and train them, just like any other dog, they are WONDERFUL pets and THE BEST guard dog for my little girl. I wouldn't trade my boxer or pit for any other breed on the planet (well, maybe a great dane).
Linda of Thomasville

High Point, NC

#5 May 26, 2010
What a shame that these people in this neighborhood was terrorized by these dogs. And even worse that the dogs are going to be euthanized all because the owner was not responsible enough to keep her animals contained properly. This is not the animals fault look at the type of owner that they have.
Joe Average

Mocksville, NC

#6 May 26, 2010
Carry your gun shoot the attacking dogs then they will not bite you again.
country girl

Greensboro, NC

#7 May 26, 2010
Mee wrote:
Why on Earth would anyone want or need that type of dog? This incident and many others just like it could be avoided, just don't have those dogs.
It isn't the breed; it is the owner. My Husband and I have had boxers for years and they are nothing but big, sweet, loving babies!!
They've always been around other dogs, goats, horses, and children and have never been aggressive in anyway. It is all in how they're raised!
Pit bull Lover

Climax, NC

#8 May 26, 2010
The breed boxer is not a bad dog just like pit bulls are not bad dogs. Once again you have a owner that doesn't properly know how to care for dogs or how to train them. Just like any animal it is all about how they are raised. You have to be able to understand the breed before you can own.
A Motsinger

Oakdale, PA

#9 May 26, 2010
I cannot believe that such vicious attacks can occur without any effect other than a fine. Monetary fine means nothing to the victim. I can't imagine this happening to one of family members & me being okay with the dog's owners only receiving a fine. I am very aware of the atrocious behavior of the dogs that attacked Ms. Gibbons, since I am a friend of the family, and I thoroughly believe that Davidson Cty needs to change the laws in connection with animal attacks. It's extremely disconcerting to know that a person can be attacked on their own property through no fault of their own & the owner(s) of the dogs receive only a slight "slap on the hand" so to speak.
Cyndi

Lexington, NC

#10 May 26, 2010
I think ,,,If you going to have dogs,,we should have a law,,,that you should have a dog lot or a fenced in yard,,,someting to keep people safe,,,i really think someone needs to do something,,I think if someone see a dog that is loose,,,I think you should report them,,,thet must pay a fine,,,we have so many dogs that run loose,,,it is awful,,I am so sorry that women got hurt,,,i would have been so afraid,,,she was very lucky,,,god Bless you!i hope you get well soon,,,
Davidson County commuter

Lexington, NC

#11 May 26, 2010
I live in a small community in Davidson County and there are restrictions regarding dogs running loose. All of my neighbors have trained their dogs to stay on their property. Davidson County needs to do a better job of informing citizens about the dangers of letting their pets run loose and enforce tougher violations.
Tom

Browns Summit, NC

#12 May 27, 2010
People that keep dogs that they cannot control are devoid of common sense. ie pits bulls are a violent breed. We hear these owners talk about how sweet they are...yea right. read the google reports regarding how these animals attacked their owners without provocation. and the owners says" well he neverv did it before.
Have the owners of theses animals ever considered the possibility that their animal could attack and kill a child.

I agree with carrying a gun and shoot the sob if it comes near your prperty or you. is this action necessary...apparently it is.
Diane

Lexington, NC

#13 May 27, 2010
Mee wrote:
Why on Earth would anyone want or need that type of dog? This incident and many others just like it could be avoided, just don't have those dogs.
I keep my dogs under my control. This incident and all the others alluded to would be avoided if there were more responsible pet owners.
Laughingatignora nce

Thomasville, NC

#14 May 27, 2010
LOLOL....Couple of weeks ago everyone was mad because officer in Davidson County shot a pit bull that charged him. Now everyone is mad a dog like this is loose bitting people. You people kill me. LOLOL if you walk your neighborhood carry a gun it is your legal right. 2nd amendment
Diasamax

East Bend, NC

#15 May 27, 2010
Thankfully this was not worse. As a owner of two dogs myself, you have to take the time to properly train your dogs and nip behavior issues early. Sounds like they were territorial and not restrained properly. They should have been in a secured fenced area or on steel cable tie-outs. Now two dogs due to no fault of their own have to be put down instead of rehabilitiated.
Diasamax

East Bend, NC

#16 May 27, 2010
Ignorant people trying to blame specific breeds need to buy some common sense. All animals have teeth and can bite. Owners have to take the time to be responsible. You cannot get a dog and just put it in the yard and not give it regular human interaction. All pets require consistent training and a reward for when they do something right. People who are not smart enough to take care of any pet should not have them. Period!
ignorant people

Thomasville, NC

#17 May 27, 2010
It isn't the dogs' fault. They do not know any better. Quit saying to kill them. It's the owner's fault for not keeping them properly fenced. The dogs did not know the woman wasn't going to hurt them. Get over it. She probably waved her arm at them, shooing them off, and the attacked her. They probably thought she was going to hurt them. They shouldn't be killed for protecting themselves.
Whine with cheese

Thomasville, NC

#18 May 27, 2010
Sounds like the dogs needed more lead in their diets.. Maybe an injection from a 12 ga. If a dog attacks me on my property then the dog is bought and paid for.. Just combine fearing for ones life.. and the 2nd amendment. Problem solved.
CRS

Greensboro, NC

#19 May 27, 2010
Leah wrote:
God I hope stories like these don't deter people from boxers, they CAN be some of the sweetest babies on the planet. I have a boxer and a pit and they are spoiled and sweet and have manners. I hate to hear stories like these.
I agree Leah. I have a 10 month old Boxer. He is the sweetest dog. More like a huge baby.
NCAnimalControli sHorrible

Greenville, SC

#20 May 27, 2010
You know, I do not believe how NC law does NOT take these vicious dogs and put them in custody or even more appropo, have them exterminated!
That her family member have already been attacked and now the dogs are roaming wild again, doesn't surprise me.
NC Animal Control, you are the most horrendous agency I've ever run into.
I remember years back in Pender County area, a young toddler was viciously attacked by a dog and received 300 stitches to the head and neck and yet, did they take that dog from its owner or destroy it, like they would of in MOST STATES?
Nope..
We definitely need NEW animal control officers and ALSO new animal control laws.

Instead we got this dipchit law about to be passed, claiming you cannot chain up your dog on your own property in AVL, NC, yet, dogs run free and roam free OFF their property and try attack both people and their dogs ALL the time.
I went to walk my dog in a nice suburban neighborhood and this Golden Retriever came off his yard, down the street, not even his street and bit my young puppy in the face, while I was walking it on a leash!
BTulbert

Kernersville, NC

#22 May 28, 2010
My 73 year old mother lives in Davidson Co and is afraid to go to her mailbox because of the bull mastiff across the street. There should be leash laws and I believe that if you are going to own certain breeds of dogs, then there should be something in the way of a property tax for that animal that is quite hefty. This would cut down on certain breeds of dogs. There should also be specific laws as to how these dogs are contained. However, I will say that boxers are not normally this aggressive. I believe in this case, it is solely the owner's fault and how they were raised and contained. If they had been property contained, this would not have occurred.
A Motsinger wrote:
I cannot believe that such vicious attacks can occur without any effect other than a fine. Monetary fine means nothing to the victim. I can't imagine this happening to one of family members & me being okay with the dog's owners only receiving a fine. I am very aware of the atrocious behavior of the dogs that attacked Ms. Gibbons, since I am a friend of the family, and I thoroughly believe that Davidson Cty needs to change the laws in connection with animal attacks. It's extremely disconcerting to know that a person can be attacked on their own property through no fault of their own & the owner(s) of the dogs receive only a slight "slap on the hand" so to speak.

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