pole - The young Malinois who bite twelve children on a Belgian playground on Friday does not need to get a syringe. That is what the mayor of the Belgian Paal decided.
The shepherd escaped during the school break caused chaos in the playground on Friday. He bite twelve children between 6 and 8 years old, who were slightly injured. Some say that the children threw stones at the beast, others state that the four-legged friend just started to bite.
Soon it was suggested that the puppy, called Uscko, had to be put to sleep. Many animal lovers did not agree with that. A petition for the life of the young Malinois was signed more than 50,000 times.
The initiator stated that both the owner of Uscko and the school have taken measures to prevent repetition.
A few parents of affected children were striking enough for the puppy in the breach. 'As far as I'm concerned, Uscko does not have to die,' said father Ismail Demirtas to Het Laatste Nieuws. His seven-year-old daughter was bitten by the four-legged friend.
Mayor Maurice Webers, himself a dog lover, thought it was a difficult choice. He engaged a dog psychologist to make the right decision.
'The victims have very superficial injuries, with three of them requiring a doctor's intervention. If a dog is really malicious or frightened, that one victim will hoist. When a dog attacks multiple people, it indicates playfulness ', says dog expert Dany Grosemans against Het Laatste Nieuws.
Both the dog therapist and the veterinarian therefore state that Uscko poses no danger to society. The mayor wants the owner of the quadruped to make the fence at least 2 meters high.