What would your decision be

@p1kef1sh (45640)
October 6, 2011 3:38pm CST
There is a mad dog on the loose attacking other animals and has bitten a child as well as several adults that were trying to help it. The dog needs to be shot for the safety of all. You have been asked to do it. You are an animal lover but this dog is now a danger to everyone. You aim your rifile and then somebody whispers in your ear "she's pregnant". It's your call, are you going to pull that trigger?
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@Hatley (164484)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Oct 11
pikey a mad dog sure is not something to fool with even if she is pregnant and besides if she has rabies the puppies have a chance of having them too. I love animals a lot bu t yet if my child saying I was young yet and my children were little I would shoot that dog as people have to come first as the dog has already bitten a child and thus there's a possibility that the puppies could be taken out even after she is shot if they are old enough to live outside the womb but yes shoot that dog right away.hope I did not offend anyone but to me people have to come first in this emergency. o
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
7 Oct 11
I'm with you Hatley. Absolutely.
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@benhilo (871)
• Tripoli, Libya
6 Oct 11
Yes, I am going to pull the trigger. First, the mother dog has already proven her temperment. She need to be contained. As for her offspring, traits and diseases can be transferred. I would not take the chance off experiencing the same conditions. However, where is the original owner of the dog in the first place. The deed should have beed done by them. It is this attitude of a disposable society that lets things like this happen. Finally, the elimination of the dog and her pups may in the long run be better since their is an overpopulation of dogs overall.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
6 Oct 11
Every respondent feels the same way. Thank you.
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@Olleenz (3400)
• Indonesia
6 Oct 11
One think in my mind if the dog attack other for no reason, this dog must have rabies diseases. I gonna shoot this dog for good.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
6 Oct 11
No messing then. Thank you.
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@dragon54u (31637)
• United States
10 Oct 11
I assume the dog is rabid, so sure I'll pull the trigger. The dog is in misery and out of its mind. Why should I prolong her suffering so she can deliver a litter? That is cruel. I'd shoot the dog immediately.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
10 Oct 11
I hope that you are a better shot than me !
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@stary1 (6622)
• United States
6 Oct 11
Yes...and depending on how far along she is perhaps some of the puppies could be saved but if not, then the dog needs to be stopped anyway. I make a huge distinction between animals and people even though there are some animals I love more than some people..
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
6 Oct 11
My view entirely.
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@stary1 (6622)
• United States
6 Oct 11
Oh good..lol I wondered if anyone would fault me because of the poor puppies..Thank you for BR
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@pumpkinjam (5801)
• United Kingdom
6 Oct 11
I'm not an animal lover so this would be easy! I particularly dislike dogs and always think that people come first. If a dog hurts a person - especially a child - for no reason, then I would have no problem with it being shot, never mind if it was pregnant. It would still be a dangerous animal and those puppies would potentially be just as dangerous. Would be no problem at all.
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
6 Oct 11
Aww. But I'm pretty sure that I'd do the same.
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@whatrow (793)
• United States
27 Nov 11
Of course I will. If she is rabid, and there is no other reason for her actions, the disease will surely have spread to her puppies. So, they won't make it anyway. Also, how can anyone help her with her babies in her dangerous condition?
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
18 Nov 11
Don't know what anybody else has said, but I read up a little on rabies, and there is no way that dog is going to live long enough to give birth anyway. I'd shoot.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
11 Oct 11
Yes. I would not really want to shoot the dog but it has to be done. Maybe it could be rushed to the vet afterwards and the baby could be saved?
@GreenMoo (11842)
11 Oct 11
No contest. I'd shoot it.
• Regina, Saskatchewan
10 Oct 11
No. Not until it had been determined why it was 'mad'. If it was simply a case of 'going wild' from neglect and not disease, I'd make arrangements to have it cared for and contained until the pups were born. As long as it didn't eat it's own babies or neglect them.........it's amazing what becoming a mother can do!
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
10 Oct 11
I could not even pull the trigger before I knew that the dog was pregnant, let alone afterwards. Even if there is a danger that the dog could injure someone and I knew that it was the best, I could probably not do it myself and would have to pass the buck onto someone else. It is kind of like my thoughts on conservation hunting. I know lots of people who bow hunt introduced species that are major pests to the environment and I have no problems with them doing that. But I could never do it, even though I know that these animals need to have their numbers controlled.
@BarBaraPrz (20794)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
10 Oct 11
Of course! =^..^= And, if you posted this three days ago, why is it just getting to my inbox now?