Necropsy revealed likely reason for deadly dog mauling

Necropsy reveals likely reason dog killed his owner while film crews watched

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A necropsy on a dog revealed the likely reason that he fatally mauled his owner while a stunned film crew watched earlier this year. According to Tuesday’s publication of The Independent, the bull terrier named “Major,” had apparently ingested a large amount of drugs before attacking his owner, 41-year-old Mario Perivoitos, at the man’s home in London.

The horrifying incident took place in March while a BBC film crew was filming Drugs Map Britain, a documentary about drugs. Major turned on his owner after the man began having a seizure, which is believed to have been brought on by his own consumption of cocaine.

The veterinarian who performed the necropsy on the dog’s body commented on the drugs found in Major’s system, “The dog was eight times the drug drive limit.” It is believed that sometime prior to Perivoitos having a “fit,” the dog consumed a dangerous amount of illicit drugs and they caused him to become “provoked” by his owner’s seizure.

The dog was euthanized after the deadly incident.

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17 replies
  1. maxiemom says:

    THIS is why you don’t blindly kill a dog for such an activity, especially under these circumstances! Someone there should have been BRIGHT enough to have considered that perhaps Major had gotten into his owner’s stash, the SAME stash that caused the man’s seizure! Couldn’t they tell the difference between a drug reaction and a crazy dog? Couldn’t they see it in his EYES???????? The poor dog died because he had a POS owner and idiots around who didn’t have the common sense of fleas……

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    • Susan Brummett says:

      The UK has the Dangerous Dog Act which allows them to confiscate and destroy dog’s very quickly. A couple of years ago, nearly 30 dogs from one town were seized and destroyed the same day, before anyone could act. The dogs were determined afterwards to have been seized illegally but the dogs were still dead. Pisses me off still. Different dog groups are try to repeal it. In over 20 yrs, God knows how many digs were destroyed because if how they looked. This included dogs they thought were strays and those that weren’t. They must have thought who would have missed the strays and in most cases they were right. Disgusting.

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    • coolcancun says:

      I agree first off why would you have illegal drugs within a dogs reach and secondly like you said could they not tell that the dog was high off drugs. This goes to show you how stupid some dog owners are. No disrespect for the dead but am glad he will never own another dog.

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  2. Betty says:

    Shame on the people that euthanized Major
    All because of some stupid asshole that was doing drugs
    Rest in Peace Major
    You deserve better From all the people that did this to you

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  3. Nancy Raymond says:

    And WHO gave these drugs to Major? And exactly where were these drugs left so an animal could ingest them? THAT is who should be euthanized – but as usual the animals are the ones always punished for the cruelty of humans. And this horrified film crew stood there and watch? Of course they did, why bother to intervene? People make me sick. Major deserved much better – he was the innocent victim of humans, yet he paid the price.

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  4. Barkley's Mom says:

    This makes me wonder about all the “unprovoked” dog maulings that go on. The dog is always to blame for being “all of a sudden” vicious. How many of these can be blamed on drugs?

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  5. Animals #1 says:

    Right away kill the poor dog. Humans are the problem. Our country is being taken over by drugs and we take care of the ones who take the drugs and cause all kinds of trouble. The innocent animals and people who are the victims are treated like trash. No medical care like the druggies get either. This country is upside down. It is always the outcome kill the animal but don’t kill the human who causes all the problems. Eye for an eye should be the justice for the human problem.

    Get rid of the people taking drugs not the innocent po

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  6. Animals #1 says:

    Right away kill the poor dog. Humans are the problem. Our country is being taken over by drugs and we take care of the ones who take the drugs and cause all the problems. Victims innocent animals and people always pay the prIce. Eye for eye justice to clean up the human population which is out of control.

    Get rid of the people taking drugs not the innocent po

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