I don’t understand it either. I’ve mentioned what you said to my partner though. Because that sounds correct. Doesn’t a dogs natural instinct still kick in though even after training? Or are they fully trained to not kill other animals? I keep thinking about guide dogs too that help blind people. Are they capable of this kind of murder against birds too?I’m not understanding how this can be a “therapy dog”. A trained assistance dog would not attack like that; it would have been weeded out from the training program at the beginning. If it’s an emotional assistance dog, I wonder how someone can be assisted by a violent animal.
I know there have been tightening of rules related to emotional assistance dogs. I wonder if this animal has ever been registered as such or trained at all. I know there is a process to register a pet as an emotional assistance animal if your dr or therapist really believes it’s a stabilizing influence. I wonder if they did that. You can’t just “say it”, the animal must be registered and I would think as such BEFORE the duck killing incident.
My partner contacted another person from the local council, another councilman. The rude lady who called him is just a risk assessment officer but also responsible for animal control. But I don’t know if councilmen are of higher status than her and can overrule her decision. I’m mad at this woman. Clearly she didn’t view the evidence properly. And insinuated that it’s our fault. Did she not see enano’s head ripped from her body!? It was found on the floor seperate from her body! This was the hardest thing I ever had to witness alongside the other two ducks just dead in front of my eyes. I can’t get closure if the council won’t do something about that dog or it’s owners. They should be in jail! That little girl from last year who was attacked by a dog she knew is still alive and her mother has her “baby girl”. Yet that dog was euthanised. I’ve lost my three babies and I won’t see them ever again. But this dog will be released to do it again because I don’t think the owners will comply properly or they will become reckless and another animal will suffer.
My partner said the councilman he contacted has called a council meeting for next week. That’s all I know. I just wish they can do something. And another weird thing now: he spoke with the guy from last week again this morning, and this guy said he didn’t hear or read anything about the dog being a therapy dog! I don’t understand! Is this risk assessment lady corrupt? Is she friends with those dog owners!? I’m confused. I want my babies to rest in peace and I want justice for them. The council is not doing enough.
Thank you for still replying me. I feel so alone here. Sometimes I just don’t even want to be here anymore. That is, in Tasmania. I was already struggling with that for awhile but now I just feel even more depressed after losing my babies in this manner.
I’ve been reading through the bereavement thread. I’ve read in some posts that dogs kill quickly. The hard part is not knowing if my babies suffered or if it happened in just a second. It shouldn’t have happened at all. I try not to, but I keep going through it in my mind. How it happened. How long it lasted for them. Did they almost escape but the dog got them. I just hope they didn’t suffer. I have lots of birds in the house and I know how mean they can be with each other.
How many times I’ve had to tell my lovebirds to leave the other one’s feet alone, or one conure to leave the feathers of the other conure alone. Or the Indian ringneck to just stop growling at his superb parrot neighbour. They all have names but at the moment I can’t write them. However the ducklings were different. They were so KIND. They didn’t harm each other. When enano preened princess it was because she was doing it lovingly. Mr patito was a sweet boy too. He did chase princess sometimes but it was usually because he wanted to get to the water and she was standing in the way. Enano would always protect princess anyway. I wonder if she tried to protect her that day too and if that’s how she lost her beautiful head. Or if they witnessed it happening to mr patito first and were in shock or traumatised before it happened to them. I wish I could go back in time. They were kind hearted and did not deserve this.