November 8, 2014

Logan Meyer - a 7 year old boy killed by a dog in Hustisford, Wisconsin

Logan Meyer, age 7, died on October 24, 2014, at his home in Hustisford, Wisconsin.

Hustisford is a town in Dodge County.

At about 5:20 p.m., Logan was severely bitten by his family's Rottweiler dog. He died at the scene.

This tragic incident will not result in any criminal charges. The dog was trained to be a service dog and not an attack dog. The dog was euthanized.

It has been reported that Logan's family were running or intending to run a "dog protection" business in the area.

Family members are, of course, devastated by this boy's tragic death. He will be forever missed and mourned.

People have to wake up to the reality that large dogs should not be kept in any home in which there are children under the age of 12. Large dogs of any breed can turn on their "family members" for any number of reasons.

This ban should include but should not be limited to these dogs: Pit Bulls and all
An unhappy Rottweiler.
Do you want this dog
around your children?
related Bull Terrier breeds, Rhodesian Ridgebacks, Basenjis, Saint Bernards, German Shepherds, Great Danes, Akitas, Boxers, Huskies, Rottweilers, Dobermans, Chows and Malamutes. There are many more obscure large dog breeds which should also be excluded from homes in which there are children.

All of these dog breeds are potentially dangerous. Some of these dog breeds have repeatedly proven that they can kill people both young and old, including people simply passing by. They have killed grown women walking in the hallways of their apartment buildings; they have killed 40 year old men jogging by on a country road; they have killed toddlers playing on the floor.

Any response from viewers to the effect that: "Shucks, I had a large (you fill in the name of the breed), and it was my best friend.", doesn't cut it. You were lucky; tragically others aren't.

Sadly, we have often noticed that in these dog deaths tragedies, so many people come to the defense of the dog and chalk it all up to an unpredictable circumstance.

There has to be adult responsibility in all of this. Death by dog is not acceptable in a civilized country.  

Logan is playing in the fields of Heaven. God bless this boy. Amen.

1 comment:

Sanctuary of Mary said...

We respect the right of everyone to make a legitimate comment on this blog site. What we find strange is that when we put forth posts about the line of duty deaths of soldiers, police and firemen and the deaths of women who are abused, and the tragedies of those who are killed by drunk drivers, there are no comments. But bring up the issue of "dogs" and everyone has something to say. Sort of tells you, sadly, where the American mindset is at.