Most people have heard that children and dogs should not be left together unattended – typically the concern is that a dog might hurt a young child. A mother recently learned, in the most painful and disturbing fashion, that puppies can be harmed, or worse, if they are not supervised around kids.
According to Monday’s publication of the Metro, a mother discovered that her family’s puppy was dead in the garden and when she reviewed surveillance video, she found out that her four-year-old son was to blame. The Daily Mail has reported that the footage shows the boy throwing the pup “forcefully” to the ground.
The horrible situation was made public when the mother posted her concerns about what happened to the Mumsnet parenting forum. The mother, whose identity has not been released, reached out to other parents to see if they thought that her child might have other underlying “issues” which would have caused the concerning behavior.
Apparently the comments got to be so heated that the entire thread was deleted.
What are your thoughts on this terrible situation? Was it a tragic accident? Does the child have issues that require professional help?
A reminder, once again, supervise the interactions between dogs and kids – for everyone’s safety.
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