FREETOWN (CBS) – A golden retriever that was on death row in Freetown has been given another chance.

Skippy was originally ordered euthanized after he bit his owner’s one-year old granddaughter. Supporters then launched a campaign to save the dog.

Thursday night, the board of selectmen said the dog could live if he gets neutered and if he is given a positive evaluation by an animal behavior specialist.

Comments (17)
  1. Danny McGrath says:

    I’ll take that dog in a second

  2. emom says:

    Lets pray he doesnt bit another child, then we will be back here again.

    1. Krys says:

      There are many people without children who want him!!!!

    2. Lorie says:

      Get the facts, the mother of this child didn’t tell the truth, lets hope this mother doesn’t have another child!

  3. Betty says:

    He may no be used to small children. I have had that experience in the past. He deserves a second chance in another home away from children

  4. blackbear1 says:

    That’s right, keep on making excuses for a dog over and above the safety of a one year old child!! Remeber, twelve(12) stitches on the face of a child!! Priorities, clear thinking. Come on man… get it right!

    1. Jeff Kingston says:

      No bad dogs…. just bad owners

    2. jerry says:

      1st of all why is the parent not supervising her child ? maybe the child grabbed the dogs hair and it hurt the dog and he was defending himself ? maybe that STUPID PARENT should not have a dog around a 1 year old in the first place if your not going to keep your eye on your child? maybe the mother and father should have there child taken away for not watching there child more carefully ?its always easier to BLAME OTHER THINGS that cant talk or defend itself then putting the responsibility on the person who is suppose to watch there own kids . Instead parents throw there kids in front of a TV , EX BOXES OR SOMETHING ELSE INSTEAD OF WATCHING THERE OWN KIDS i say WAKE UP and take a lil RESPONSIBILITY instead blaming everyone else for there stupidity .

  5. Cynic says:

    Sounds like a job for the Dog Guy on TV.

  6. krys lewis says:

    this is neither here nor there…WE SAVED SKIPPY (AND WOULD DO IT AGAIN)and he now has a chance to get the love and care he deserves….end of story.

  7. ann says:

    if i had no cats and i had room for dogs
    i would take him in big time he a cute dog and i love dog also
    but i have no room for him in my place.
    and i will take him to dog school to train him not to bite any kids or people

  8. laurier says:

    To not neuter the dog in the first place is irresponsible. Also, speaking as someone who had small children and dogs at the same time, you NEVER leave young children alone with a dog. They don’t necessarily understand that they are hurting the dog when they poke or pull at the dog, and the dog responds finally by biting. These people clearly did not learn-neuter him and re-home him!

  9. Lisa says:

    Fantastic news! Lots of love to Skippy and everyone that held good thoughts for him.

  10. Cynic says:

    Town officials in all Towns would do well to ask themselves why their first reaction is always “Don’t understand it? Kill It”…

  11. emom says:

    I wonder how long it will be before this dog will bite again and will it be more severe or even deadly… Time will tell and then all the love and care wont help . Oh and if this family lied about this dog I say fine them for fasle info,,, cause to create this much strife is pure insanity. I love animals and beleive if treated with care they can be a great asset to the family, But if there was something wrong from the beginning and they knew it, then they are bigger fools

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