Saturday, May 26, 2007

Save a life; teach your children well

Here in the States, May 20 - 26 was National Dog Bite Prevention Week (sorry for the late notice). Click on the link to read this story in the ASPCA newsletter.

Here are some suggestions from the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) newsletter:
  • Children should not approach, touch or play with any dog who is sleeping, eating or caring for puppies.
  • Children should not pet unfamiliar dogs without asking permission from the dog’s guardian first. If the guardian says it is okay, the child should first let the dog sniff his closed hand.
  • If a child sees a dog off-leash outside, he should tell an adult immediately.
  • If a loose dog comes near a child, she should not run or scream. Instead, she should avoid eye contact with the animal and stand very still, like a tree, until the animal moves away.
detroit dog's advice: Stay calm; don't panic; play nice. Chances are the dog is feeling exactly the same way about you that you feel about it. The difference? You were born into this world with choices; the domestic dog was born into this world without choices.

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