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June 12, 2014
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Letter: Some Douglas County dog owners are more responsible than others

Owners of dogs need to step up

My name is Josie and I am 10 years old. I got a rabbit for my birthday and on May 16 after school, I found my rabbit’s cage pulled down and my rabbit, Coco, killed. The neighbor’s dogs were at our house earlier, so my mom went over and talked to them. They told my mom their dogs will do that and took responsibility for their dogs. They volunteered to buy me a new rabbit. I was glad they did the right thing and I want to thank them for doing that.

The following Tuesday, my 4-H pigs were attacked by dogs. I got off the bus to check on my pigs and I found them lying in a pool of blood. We took them to the vet. It took the doctor two hours to stitch them back up. They are getting better but are not all the way out of the woods yet. This is my first year of 4-H and my pigs names’ are Charlette and Wilbur. It’s scary, because they could have died and still can from infection.

The neighbor across the street from the pig pen scared two dogs out of the pen. We have not been able to find the dogs responsible for attacking my pigs. I would like the owners of the dogs responsible to please take responsibility and come forward. This happened on Weaver Road in Myrtle Creek. If anyone has any information about the dogs, please call animal control.

Josie Maddux

Myrtle Creek


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