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Woman Attacked By Her German Shepherd - Jessie T. Wolf
January 19th, 2010
11:24 am

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Woman Attacked By Her German Shepherd
So this older European woman comes into our shop this morning, just hysterical, nearly in tears, and is asking us for advice on what to do about her 7-year-old German Shepherd Dog. Apparently the dog has bitten her 32 times, and we're not talking little bites here - we're talking this dog has nearly mauled her to death on many occassions, and she brought pictures with her, of her bruised to hell legs and thighs, where the dogs has bitten her.

Myself, Amber and Roxxane are sitting here listening to this, and we asked her if she's called the Police or Animal Control about this dog. She said no, basically because she's scared to have Police show up at her home and try to take the dog away - one reason being that she lives in a small town where everyone knows her and will talk, and the other reason being that her husband is basically a psychopath, who does nothing to stop this dog from attacking her, and has threatened that if the dog goes, so does she.

She says that the dog is licensed under her name, but lives with and listens to her husband only (they live in a Mansion, and she lives downstairs and he lives upstairs, and owns three other dogs as well). She wants the dog put down, and I told her point blank that if the dog is in her name, she has every right to do whatever she feels is necessary, to protect herself. It shouldn't matter that her husband doesn't want the dog put to sleep, if he's a danger to her safety. But she says that if anything happens to the dog, her husband said he'd kill her. O___o

This lady is not inexperienced with dogs either... she's grown up with and owned Shepherds all of her life, and knows how to train them. But for whatever reason, this dog only listens to her husband, and only goes after the wife. She's talked with other big name dog trainers and the Police, and they suspect that the husband has trained the dog to attack her. This woman was nearly crying in our shop that she was afraid that dog was going to kill her, as the last time he attacked her she nearly bled to death on the ground, and managed to call an ambulance herself, and that's when the Police finally started getting involved.

I have no idea why the Police couldn't have done more, or why they didn't try talking to her husband. I asked her why she doesn't just leave her husband and move out, since he apparently has no problem allowing his dog to murder his wife. But she's one of these older ladies with millions of dollars, who is mentally, emotionally, and physically abused by her husband, and she just can't leave. I still have no idea what would make anyone stay in a situation like that...

Amber and Roxxane are convinced that her husband is probably trying to kill her for money. He threatened her that if Animal Control got involved, there'd be trouble. Then if the dog finally kills her, and Animal Control gets involved, he could play stupid, saying there was no history on record of bites... oh my goodness! The dog just one day attacked and killed my wife!

Cripes. Well there's not much we can do... we tried to give her advice, but she was way too far gone to listen. Hopefully we won't end up reading about her death in the paper one day. Poor lady. :(

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From:hydra_velsen
Date:January 19th, 2010 07:59 pm (UTC)
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This is why hit-men exist.
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From:ebonytigress
Date:January 19th, 2010 09:07 pm (UTC)
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That is so awful, and even more so that she feels trapped there and can't get past the fears she has to escape him. She knows she'll die if she stays, but she's too afraid to go anywhere else.
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From:mfwolf
Date:January 19th, 2010 09:26 pm (UTC)
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I don't understand this at all. If you're a millionaire, what's there to be worried about? Just leave the asshole. She could just pack her bags and leave. I know she's insecure but how? How when she has so much money??
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From:ebonytigress
Date:January 20th, 2010 02:27 am (UTC)
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she's probably just too scared of the man to do anything at all.

Sure she has tons of money, but who knows how long she's been physically and emotionally abused. Her money hasn't kept her safe, and it seems like nobody has, not even the police since she did contact them before when getting an ambulance for herself :\
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From:delphinios
Date:January 20th, 2010 02:42 am (UTC)
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Actually, there *is* something you could do to help her. Namely, go to the police station, file a report as an concerned citizen, tell the police EVERYTHING you just posted here, including that *she* was the one that told you all of this.

If she's been to the hospital for dog bites before, there will be a record. The police will open an investigation and you must stress that she is in fear for her life that her husband will kill her or cause the dog to attack her if the police are involved. The state will step in and take extraordinary measures to ensure her safety both from the dog and from her husband.
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From:jaxxblackfox
Date:January 20th, 2010 02:07 pm (UTC)
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Wow... that's really fucking twisted. o__O


Normally I'd never say this... but the dog is the easy problem to fix, just secretly feed it something toxic like Tylenol. Problem solved.

Was it her who had the money, or him? How can he threaten to kick her out if she's the one with the assets? Perhaps he has a life insurance policy on her for a big chunk of change and if she dies 'in an accident' like a dog attack, he'd get double the payout or something...

Very weird story though.
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