Have you ever been attacked by a dog or other animal?

United States
May 31, 2008 1:38pm CST
When I was little my neighbors dog attacked me as I walked by. The dog had bit many people before but I love animals so much that I begged that they didn't put him to sleep. Since I was so young and required several stitches my neighbor's were forced to put the dog down. I cried for weeks thinking that it was my fault that the dog died even though my mom and dad told me that he was hurting people. I am not at all scared of dogs or animals today, now that I'm a young adult and thought I had a different reaction than most people attacked by animals. Have you ever been attacked by an animal? Are you fearful of them to this day?
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@kareng (18193)
• United States
1 Jun 08
I was attacked as a child by a dog when visiting one of my friends. We were out playing and running around in the yard. It was summer and we all had shorts on. Their dog for some reason chased us and nipped at my leg. It broke the skin but I didn't require any stitches if I remember correctly. Animal control was called because I did go to the doctor and they had to pick up the dog and test him for rabies. Once that came back negative, my friends got their dog back. I believe they sold him after that because he couldn't be trusted around kids. They had several kids and there was always friends over too. It never made me afraid of dogs in general, although I have a big respect for some breeds such as pit bulls, dobies, and shepards. I love animals in general.
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
31 May 08
You are not going to believe this but when i was about 3 or 4 i was attacked by a monkey. Yes honestly, a monkey. I was at the zoo with my Papa and Granny and we were standing in front of the monkey cage when this man started cussing, the monkey went wild and reached thru the bars and grabbed a handful of my hair and yanked my head up against the bars. The monkey was screaming i was screaming and the man was still cussing and yelling at his wife. The zookeeper made the man leave got me untangled (the monkey kept a handful of white hair) Then explained that the monkey would go wild when he heard cursing and that was why there was a BIG sign hanging there that said NO CURSING. I still love to watch the monkeys so i guess it didn't leave to much of a scar! LOL
@Insung001 (740)
• Philippines
31 May 08
I've been attacked and bitten by our dog when I was a kid. It later found out that the dog have rabies. At that time, the only way to prevent the rabies from spreading is to undergo treatment by injection. 25 times! one day at a time. That was my worst experience on dogs. Never hated them though, I still love dogs now, but I'm more careful. LOL!
• Malaysia
31 May 08
I've not been attack by any animal before, beside than my dog [bite me when playing :P]. Animal usually attack human when they feel some danger action might done by human to it. Example: You point your hand/weapon to it. but sure that are some exception case.