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    Default Putting dog down *warning*

    We have to put our dog down or find someone with no other animals or children to take him
    This morning first thing my DS7 walked into my bedroom bawling his eyes out with DD2 kitten stiff in his arms. DP dog had gotten into the laundry where the cats sleep of a night & killed the kitten
    I'm heartbroken I nursed this kitten back from near death when we got her at 4 weeks old & now she's gone

    Dog has previously snapped at DSfor touching his back & now this.
    Do we take him to the vet or do we take him out & shoot him( vet is looking too expensive ATM )

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    Can you contact a no kill shelter? They may be able to re-home the dog with a household that has no pets or children.

    If that's not possible, take the dog to the vet to get him put to sleep. I don't think shooting him is the most humane way to do it.

    ETA. Sorry about the poor kitten. That must be very hard to be confronted with

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    I understand you're upset, I would be as well. But I would exhaust all other options before even considering putting him down or shooting him. This is really sad but I also think you're cruelly punishing the dog for something beyond his control.

    ETA: if you really don't want to keep the dog then I think a no kill shelter is best.

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    Omg, shoot it? Wtf? Seriously, find a rescue group, someone who has a bit of land and willing to take him, or dump him off at the RSPCA. They will no doubt put him down, but surely that's a bit more humane than shooting the poor creature?

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    I think a lot of dogs would have had the same reaction as yours did with a kitten. I don't know your dog or past history but that doesn't mean he's an aggressive dog. If he hasn't grown up around cats, unfortunately a lot would have this same reaction.

    Please don't shoot the poor dog, that is just awful & the dog deserves a better fate then that. I hate how people are so quick to put pets down. Please try to put him in the local paper or online sites & re home him or contact the local vets as a lot of them will advertise re homing. What sort of dog is he? There are plenty of groups like the working dog rescue who have foster families everywhere. If worst comes to worse please at least take him to the RSPCA to give him a chance of having another family. He might just be suited to a home with no cats. There are a lot of dogs who couldn't be around cats.

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    Please don't shoot him..
    Try and find a new home for him, take him to a no kill shelter, but please don't shoot him.

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    I would surrender him to the RSPCA, make sure you tell them he killed an animal and snapped at a child. They can temperament test him.

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    I agree with taking him to a no kill shelter.

    Who knows, he might make a great pet for the right owner (I'm thinking farm dog?).

    ETA: Back in the early 80's my parents had a labrador that kept escaping and killing one of the neighbour's chickens. They felt they had no choice but to surrender her to the RSPCA at the time. She went on to have a great life (the RSPCA actually kept her themselves).
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    A farm dog that kills smaller animals?

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    Op I would take him to the rspca as well. I dont know much about it but I would make a call at least and find out your options. I agree the vet would be expensive but the rspca would have an opportunity to re home and know his history to find a suitable home.



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