Chained Rottweiler Kills 5-Year-Old

Today a Rottweiler, chained in its owner’s unfenced front yard, killed 5-year-old Tiffany Pauley of Carroll County, GA (45 miles from Atlanta). The little girl lived just a few houses away.

Children need to be taught how to be safe around dogs. Adults need to learn that chaining a dog makes it aggressive toward people. “Chaining” means tying the dog to something stationary, using a rope, chain or leash. Many cities are now making it illegal to chain a dog for more than a few moments. For more about chaining, see Why Dogs Bite People.

Georgia has had three canine homicides this year. Texas has had 6. There have been a total of 14 throughout the USA in 2007.