Do Dangerous Dogs Deserve a Second Chance?

Kim Zolciak-Biermann faces heavy criticism for refusing to euthanize her dog, Sinn

By Jennifer Grant

Viciously bitten by his beloved dog, Sinn, five-year old Kash Biermann, son of Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak-Biermann,  spent four days in hospital recovering from significant facial wounds that nearly took his eyesight. By all accounts, Kash was the dog’s favorite person and Sinn had never been aggressive prior to this moment. The ultimate nightmare for any dog owner follows this sort of scenario, when your most loyal friend becomes an unpredictable and possibly dangerous entity. And then it’s time to put them down.

Kroy Biermann & Kim Zolciak-Biermann

“I don’t want to see the dog – he doesn’t get a second chance.”
-Kroy Biermann (father of Kash)

Every year there are more than 4.5 million documented dog bites in the United States, with an average of 41 attacks being fatal to a human. Most of these animals are familiar to the victim.  As a point of interest, according to CanineJournal.com, the breeds that are most likely to bite include (in order of probability): Chihuahua, Bulldog, Pit-bull Breeds, and German Shepherd.  These big numbers make it seem like there is a lot of biting going on, but the true odds of being attacked by your furry friend are 1 in 112,400 (National Safety Council, 2017). You are far more likely to be involved in a car crash (1 in 114).

Photo: Instagram / @Kimzolciakbiermann

So, while the stats are ever in your favor, being physically attacked by someone you love results in some very significant changes to the dynamics of the relationship. When that attack is on your child, who is relying on your decision for his or her protection, there really doesn’t seem to be room for trust reparation. And that’s pretty much what the Internet had to say about the homecoming of Sinn, the husky-boxer mix that belongs to Kroy and Kim.

Photo: Instagram / @Kimzolciakbiermann

Certainly, a lot of intense emotions are created when a pet betrays, but if the horrible scene could ever be broken down into a play-by-play, perhaps the betrayal belongs to the human.

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