State Senator’s dogs involved in biting incident.

From the Argus, it appears dogs belonging to Dr and State Senator Blake Curd were involved in a serious dog biting incident:

The woman was walking near the 1300 block of South Elmwood Avenue at around 7 a.m. when she encountered two Tibetan Mastiffs, one male, one female, said Capt. Greg VandeKamp of the Sioux Falls Police Department.

The woman had bites to both legs and her right arm, and was treated at Sanford USD Medical Center. Police think the male dog bit her.

Sen. Blake Curd (R-12)
Sen. Blake Curd (R-12)

State Sen. Blake Curd and his wife Debbie own the dogs.

“We are distraught over what has happened and thankful it wasn’t worse,” Blake Curd said in a statement to the Argus Leader. “We hope for all to recover quickly and applaud the quick actions of the Sioux Falls Police Department, EMS personnel and Milo the animal control officer who responded to render assistance in this unfortunate circumstance.”

Read it all here.

We certainly hope everyone involved is ok. That’s scary stuff, and but for the grace of God, could happen to any of us. As domesticated as they are, dogs are still animals.

10 thoughts on “State Senator’s dogs involved in biting incident.”

  1. It couldn’t happen to anyone. This type of thing only happens to people who fail to keep big dogs properly contained.

    1. That’s a load of garbage Nick. Your double standards for Republicans versus Democrats is a big part of what’s wrong with your party. No wonder you guys can’t win elections!

      1. nemec is correct. the owner of a dog is the 24-7 overseer/savior of that dog, and the dog is definitely at risk if left unsupervised by an owner in any venue where it can interact with strangers. this is why and how dogs get taken and destroyed.

      2. No double standard, I would also condemn a Democrat if his big dogs were roaming a neighborhood and attacked pedestrians. Politics has nothing to do with it’s about people who own dangerous animals they can’t control. If Curd, or anyone for that matter, wants dogs like this they need to invest in proper fencing.

        1. I agree. This has nothing to do with politics. Any dog owner should properly contain them.

      3. It’s super that Mr. Powers allows young people like yourself to post here on the big folks blog but I’m a little concerned about your grammar and punctuation. Don’t make we liberals have to contact your English teacher.

  2. Why were they loose ? Too bad the officer who was bitten didn’t shoot the damn thing. Is he a poor shot or did he miss intentionally ?

    1. He might have been the same officer that shot that fugitive ghost roaming Tuthill park this past winter.

      Seriously though I hope the officer and the woman bitten are ok. I’m surprised the officer didn’t terminate those dogs. Did the neighborhood have anything to do with that decision?

  3. My gut reaction is the biter should be destroyed. I do not know how one person can be left to determine whether the dog (s) is vicious. If it was my dog, I would sadly put it down.

  4. Even when confined, dogs escape. When we lived in Flandreau we assumed the dogs were getting the latches open themselves, until we started fastening them with chains and carabiners the dogs couldn’t reach. When we found the carabiners opened and the dogs out, it was a clue (not that an inch wide nylon braid leash cut cleanly, not chewed up, hadn’t been one too)
    After we started fastening the gates with padlocks, we didn’t have a problem.
    Your dogs have to be confined in human-proof enclosures. Dog-proof isn’t good enough. Sometimes it takes you a while, living in a neighborhood, to figure that out.

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