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Letter: Krabloonik not kid friendly

Krabloonik not kid friendly

I am very troubled to see that once again Krabloonik has made the front page of both of our newspapers. I can understand Curtis Hundgate's reluctance to leave his young son at Krabloonik without his direct supervision, especially after the 2009 incident where his son was "gotten a hold of" by a dog.

Luckily the child was not hurt but unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the dog that bit the little boy. It was reported that Dan MacEachen then "mistreated" the dog. The simple truth is that Krabloonik is a place ripe for dog bites to occur. According to a report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, "biting dogs were more likely to be male, unneutered, and chained." As we all know, the dogs of Krabloonik spend most of their lives on chains, and last I knew MacEachen does not neuter his dogs.

The American Humane Association, whose tagline is that it is the nation's voice for the protection of children and animals, has found the following:

• More than 90 percent of bites occur from un-neutered male dogs.

• Chained dogs are 2.6 times more likely than unchained dogs to bite.

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• Fifthy percent of dog bites happen to children under 12 years of age.

So not only is Krabloonik a dangerous place to be a dog, but it also seems that it is not a safe place for a young child.

Dawn Shepard

Aspen

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