Catherine Svilicic never would have guessed her rescue dog would act out with aggression towards her young 17 month-old baby! When a mother sees her own child being tossed like that, they fear for their child’s life of course and her precious face. A young baby like that would hopefully not need cosmetic surgery to fix claw marks on her delicate face. Thus, on that fateful morning, she ran with her baby to shelter, but what happened next revealed something about her new dog’s intentions that would make her jaw drop and her heart stop.
Adopting a new family member is a tricky process, and this is especially true when it comes to bringing new pets into the home. There are many people who are firm believers in the concept of adopting cats and dogs from shelters so as to save them from being euthanized. But it is important to consider the risk these animals might pose to family members, especially young ones, when they’re not fully domesticated.
Some countries, like the United Kingdom, have created a ban called the BSL Ban, which prohibits people from owning certain breeds of dogs that are deemed to be too dangerous and a risk to the public. This has created a challenging battle for dog lovers who haven’t been allowed to rescue dogs like pit bulls and bull terriers. The argument as to whether these dogs are truly dangerous or not has riddled activists on both sides for quite some time. Many people simply believe that these dog breeds have been given a bad rap. “They’re not all the same,” is their claim.
This woman was looking to the right thing by incorporating a new family member into her household. Of course she knew that there were risks involved when it came to bringing a dog into a home with young children. But sometimes no matter how much planning and training there is involved, life take its course and sometimes that course is far from what we expect it to be.
This story is as surprising to the reader as it was to the parties involved in the moments of absolute hysteria. You might think differently about man’s best friend after reading this heart-racing story. Now let’s dive in to find out exactly what happened.
One Strange Morning
Back when Catherine Svilicic chose to adopt the rescue Doberman, she did not expect anything but a loving pet. Of course, she envisioned the dog bonding with her baby daughter and becoming inseparable. Once things unexpectedly changed in her own backyard, she was shocked!