by Duluth News Tribune
July 13, 2010 at 7:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune
Diane Davis is one determined woman.
Tags: animals, dog, Gary-New Duluth, smithville, Traffic 7 Comments »
This lady is lucky that she herself wasn’t killed while blocking traffic.
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Two words: leash law.
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Exactly. Pet owners are responsible for their pets. Period. While it may tug at the heartstrings and give people an “oh so good feeling about people”, it still comes down to the fact that someone was irresponsible in the securing of their pet, and someone else did an extremely dangerous thing in the name of helping.
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Should’ve called the animal control people. If the dog got smoked on Grand, So what. Owner should’ve kept the mutt on a leash or behind the fence in the yard. Stupid Pet Owner, Stupid Do gooder.
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Thank you Diane — you are awesome!
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Wouldn’t this be a sad world if people didn’t take risks to do couragous things like Diane did? It’s more difficult to respond to what’s happening around us then it is to sit at a computer and pass judgement. Those types of people are the ones that look the other way. I am glad Diane is NOT one of those people! As a pet owner myself, I can tell you that no matter how closely watched or guarded you are, sometimes things happened that are not anticipated and situations develop we may not have intended. Even a parent that “only took their eyes off him for a second” will tell you, we do our best to make sure our loved ones are safe and secure. I, for one, was happy to read a feel good story after hearing about the burglaries, sexual assaults and all the other bad things that go on daily. Seeing the negative in everything, well, I guess that justifies someone being a miserable person. I for one do not think we need MORE negative things in our lives! My thanks to Diane for showing me that in today’s world there are still people that will do something self-less for others. She did not look the other way!And she brought joy and happiness to people she never even met…..kudos Diane….and remember, Karma is a good thing!
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As a pet owner (of Houdini’s reincarnation, I swear!!) I do have to say, just like kids, no matter how closely you watch/control them, there will come a point in time when they get out of your control. Training, fences, Leashes and collars can only do so much until they stop listening to your commands, dig under the fence, break the leash, wiggle out of the collar or figures out if she drags it across the campfire it will melt (all true stories!).
That said, however, years ago a family member of an old friend was killed save a dog (I think it was on Centeral Enterance but it’s been so long that I can’t remember…) and she left behind a small child. Tragic yes, but was leaving a child without a mother worth saving that dog? So I see both sides of the comments.
If it were my dog or anyone else’s playing in traffic, I certainly wouldn’t put my life at risk like that. I would certainly attempt to rescue the dog from the side of the road, but I wouldn’t be dodging cars to grab ahold of it. I don’t think she’s wrong for what she did and yes it IS nice to know there are kind people in the world. But if she had been killed or injured, I don’t feel her family would have had any right to demand charges be brought against the driver of the vehicle that hit her, because she made the choice to run around in fast traffic.
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