Monday, April 25

Service Dog Bites Child

This is just a very sad case to read about!  A nine-year-old girl with brain cancer, Molly Kimball, has a had her service dog Ava for a year.  Now Ava's fate is to be decided by a New Jersey judge after she bit a six-year-old neighbor girl.  

The neighbors say this is not the first time this has happened, that shortly after Ava joined the  Kimball family she bit their son on the side of the face and now this time she bit their daughter on the nose.  The Kimball's are maintaining that this was an accident and that Ava was simply licking the girl and the bit was unintentional.  I am not sure I buy that seeing that it took 100 stitches to close up the wounds on the girls face.

No matter what the truth is, the whole situation is very sad.  The end result is that a nine-year-old with brain cancer will most likely loose her service dog and a six-year-old has gone through a very traumatic experience and will likely have a major fear of dogs.

Here is the video for the whole story.