Would you put your dog down if it bit you? Even after only one bite?

Probably a rhetorical question, but it was the decision faced by a Clinton Township woman who’s American Staffordshire Terrier mix (sounds like a pit bull to me) bit her in the hand.

A dog that bit its owner at her home and wouldn't let go for several minutes, resulting in a large amount of blood on the floor and walls, was euthanized at the request of the woman and her husband, police said.

Police gave the following account:

On Sunday, July 8, at about 3:35 p.m., officers responded to a township residence for a report of a dog bite.

The woman’s husband expressed concern that the woman may lose her hand as a result of the attack. He said that he and his wife were watching a movie when the woman began laughing.

For some unknown reason, the dog then bit the woman on her left forearm and would not let go. The husband reported that it took several minutes to get the dog to release its bite.
The couple has owned the dog, a 5-year-old male American Staffordshire Terrier mix, since it was a puppy and reported no prior signs of aggression.

The Clinton Township Animal Control Officer responded to the scene, took custody of the dog, and transported it to a local veterinarian’s office, where the dog was euthanized at the request of its owners.

Sounds like a waste of a “good dog!”
A dog that I'd be heartbroken to put down.

But then again, the dog wasn’t really a “good dog!” now was it?

Unlike Kisha Curtis, the woman who reportedly was bitten by her pit bull, Patrick, and allegedly starved her dog and threw it down a garbage chute …it would behoove anyone bitten by their dog to report it to the SPCA asap!

And probably put the dog down!

But then again, that's just me!