THE MAX ALLEN REPORT
When a dog weighs more than a child, keep them apart
A little boy had his cheek ripped from his face when his dog had a psychotic break. More and more we hear of dogs having these breaks and attacking, mutilating, and often killing anyone they can.
Brantley Manion, age 5, was attacked by the family dog while he was watching a Disney film. He sat in bed watching when the canine assassin pounced and proceeded to destroy the boy’s face, hell-bent on killing the child.
Hearing the boy’s screams, his parents ran to the bedroom and had to struggle to separate the deadly canine from its prey, the little boy. They successfully removed the dog and called 911. The boy has had surgery and is scheduled for a few more before the physical damage can be ‘fixed’. But what about the psychological damage?
This dog was not one of the ‘killer breeds’ I so often write about, but it was a Mountain Cur~English pointer cross. According to Dr. Trevor Hawkin, DVM, “Psychotic breaks are not the province of only a few select breeds, although they are far more prevalent within a few breeds. In this case it was a common cur and the psychotic break, while not common in this mix, does occur. It’s unfortunate that the child has been mutilated because his parents couldn’t expect the danger that lives in the heart of every dog.”
Take a note from this story, I’m Max, and that’s the way I see it!
P.S. If you own a large dog or one of the killer breeds, you are playing with dynamite. To leave a small child, an elderly person, or anyone who is infirm alone with one of these animals is nothing less than felony endangerment! Grow up dammit! These are not your 'pet children'. They are pets, livestock, property!