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    From what you've described the RSPCA would fail the dog upon testing and would put the dog down anyway. It would have to be a no kill shelter. I also don't think you should blame the dog for killing the kitten, the dog should never have been able to get near the kitten

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    I am so sad reading this.

    People often get dogs that are not suited to their family. Is this your first dog? If so, than pls do not get another one EVER. Dogs need guidance from strong and assertive pack leaders. they are pack animals, it sounds like this dog has not been getting that.

    Maybe you and your family are more suited to cats as you really need to understand dogs to raise them.

    I am very sorry that this has happened both to you and to the dog. I am just so sorry for all involved.

    PLS do not SHOOT IT. as other PPS have said ,Send it to a no kill shelter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BornToBe View Post
    A farm dog that kills smaller animals?
    Really?!?!?! Farm dogs kill kittens/cats or chickens etc all the time. Doesn't mean they aren't a good dog or that they're going to go kill lambs or calves. Unfortunately it's in a dogs nature to hunt and kill and that includes little kittens it doesn't mean that you won't be able to rehome him.

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    Oh no, what a horrific thing for you and your boy to deal with. Certain breeds have a high prey drive so the dog killing the kitten is not unusual unfortunately. I'd never chance having a kitten with my Weimaraner who lives happily with an adult cat but will chase given half the chance. Please don't shoot the dog. He could be rehomed in a home with no other pets or children.

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    I'm going against the grain here, there are a lot of beautiful animals that get put down because there are not enough homes. I would put an aggressive dog down (or take them to the RSPCA), I would never want to take the chance that he would hurt someone else's child.
    I think a shelter/pound that temperament tests would be a great idea, that way he has a chance at a home if it's safe to rehome him.
    Snapping at a child for touching his back is not on, unless he had an injury, and that's why I'm being harsher here. My own dog killed a smaller animal (my ferret ), and it was just terrible, but he's never showed aggression to people.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodeobull View Post
    Really?!?!?! Farm dogs kill kittens/cats or chickens etc all the time. Doesn't mean they aren't a good dog or that they're going to go kill lambs or calves. Unfortunately it's in a dogs nature to hunt and kill and that includes little kittens it doesn't mean that you won't be able to rehome him.
    Yes, maybe you're right. My farm life however, includes my children and I would not trust any dog that had snapped at them - I would want it off my property. I do have a hard line like that as the damage a dog can do to a toddler or small child is horrific.
    If it were just the kitten incident I might agree the dog could be rehabilitated and retrained. Dogs do need a firm hand and to know their place in the pack.

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    There are many animal rescue organisations that might be able to help you re home him, please DO NOT shoot the poor thing if he does have to be put down do it the right way through a vet

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    You want to shoot you dog? Lovely.

    If you can't afford to put a dog down humanely how would you have afforded medical treatment if the dog ever got sick?

    Contact a no kill shelter and surrender him.

    And then please don't get any more animals.


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    Replying to all & adding background as I was bawling my eyes out with my first post
    Dog is 4yrs old. We got him at 7 weeks old as he wasn't showing signs of being good for pigging. He's. A Staffy/wolfhound/mastiff/Arab mix
    He's been raised around kids ,cats,dogs& other animals and treated as a much loved family member our family is good with dogs & know how to treat them their needs etc
    He's been good until the last few months he's snapped at& nipped DS for touching his back (no injury) & previously tried to take down potty calves so we kept him away from them.
    I don't know how he got into the laundry but the screen door was wide open & torn to shreds I'm guessing that's how he got in.
    The state of my laundry is horrid the screen is torn to pieces everywhere there blood & urine from kitten on walls & floor & I can't get the image of my DS standing beside me to wake me up bawling his eyes out with kitten in his arms
    There is no RSPCA here I've contacted the pound & the ranger is going to see what she can do but said it doesn't sound hopeful.
    It's tearing me in 2 cause he's been a good dog but what if that was one of the kids instead of the kitten.
    I can't keep him here & no one else is willing to take a dog for working /pet with his behavior shown & for everyone saying don't shoot him it's not the nicest thing but it does happen

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    Quote Originally Posted by giveitago View Post
    You want to shoot you dog? Lovely.

    If you can't afford to put a dog down humanely how would you have afforded medical treatment if the dog ever got sick?

    Contact a no kill shelter and surrender him.

    And then please don't get any more animals.


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    He has had all his needles ,meds etc from the vet he has been well taken care of.

    Eta. I can't afford to pay the $ to the vet as I've just split with DP & waiting to get Centrelink sorted

    Oh & I also love my animals so you have no right to tell me not to get another. But I value my children more than my Animals the thought that it could have been DD or DS is gut wrenching . Put yourself in my situation & think what would you do before judging me & labeling me an irresponsible pet owner
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