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Five year old girl savaged by stray dog: "Dogs are protected" says local official


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A local official in Phanat Nikhom, Chonburi said that there was little he could do following a savage attack by a stray dog.

 

Manop Srinuan of the Na Wang Hin municipality said that strays were protected.

 

He could spay them and vaccinate them but that was all. He was powerless to round them up and said instead that parents should ensure the safety of their children.

 

Siam Rath went to a grocer's in the area after the attack on Praew, 5.

 

She was on a bed in the store playing on her mother's phone on May 15th when the large white dog attacked her.

 

She needed 24 stitches and rabies shots.

 

When the media arrived yesterday the little one was with her mother getting her dressings changed.

 

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Her aunt Bingkaew, 29, said the incident was shocking but that her niece was getting better and would be hopefully back at school before the end of the week. 

 

Locals said the stray had moved in from another area and liked to bite other dogs. They were sure it wasn't rabid.

 

The local authority are searching for the animal. 

 

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18 minutes ago, richard_smith237 said:

I'm sure there are plenty who know what to do...

 

This the main issue...  unowned dogs should never have any form of protection. 

 

Any dog ’should’ have an owner who is responsible and accountable for the actions of that animal. 

IF an owned dog bites someone, the owner is fully responsible and held accountable. 

IF a dog is not owned (no collar) and is out on the streets, it is a stray (soi dog), in which case it should be removed (destroyed) 

- this is a harsh and sad response, but inaction has forced the issue whereby harsh action is required. 

 

This idea that dogs are more important than people is wrong, these dogs should never be permitted to breed and perpetuate and ongoing problem. 

 

Officials are just too lazy and weak to deal with this issue correct. 

 

 

Had these issues been dealt with 20 years ago, this would not be a discussion now and 100’s of thousands of dogs or more wouldn’t be suffering and scrounging for scraps, suffering from mange and other infections which are never treated.... 

People who say they are dog lovers never get as far as that picture... 

 

 

 

There is a reason it was not dealt with 20 years ago, and ongoing since!

 

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1 hour ago, 2long said:

- The only way to BE SURE a mammal isn't rabid is to cut off its head and examine its spinal chord.

Or keep the dog locked up and observe for several days.

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36 minutes ago, bbko said:

Or keep the dog locked up and observe for several days.

Rabies can take months to show itself, depending on the site of first infection.

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In twelve years I have been bitten twice by dogs while on my bike, that required hospital treatment and rabies injections.

 

But on neither of these occasions were they soi dogs. I have been chased a few times but they can't catch me as I accelerate.

 

The second time the owners dog jumped at my leg as I went to past him on the road coming the other way. Its Owner saw what happened and ultimately paid for my treatment!

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soi dogs are a big problem, everywhere.

In my vilage they also bite everyone or try to. When i move there in July i bring my own dog to protect my kids..image.thumb.jpeg.8117488079ce9bfee3c2ecf4316aa002.jpeg

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