Having a dog is not just about having a new friend but also taking responsibility. Owners should be the ones who ensure their dog’s safety. Responsible ownership of dogs requires more than keeping your dogs on leash and providing what they need but it also consists of you being educated on what you should and should not do as dog owners.
For example, you should not let your animals alone because they may be curious about the surroundings and get injured by the risks and danger outside. Also, you’d better know what to feed or not to feed your pups. Chocolate, avocados, garlic, yeast are not recommended for dogs, because they can make them sick, and critically ill.
The OP started telling the party she had with some family members. After the meal, they chilled out at a near swimming pool without cleaning the remaining food. The neighbor’s dog got inside through the fence, ate the food on the table. Unfortunately, it mostly included desserts such as chocolate and some fresh fruits. And that’s really a problem.
The OP thought it was just an incident, and she didn’t mind apologizing to her neighbors for the chaos. She would be OK to offer any help if they needed it. When asked to pay the vet bills for the dog, she offered to pay 25% of it, but her neighbors said that she should take full responsibility for it.
Redditors showed their disagreement with the owners.
They claimed that it was their fault not to keep the dog safe. Therefore, they would be accountable if any problem happened with the dog.
In addition, the OP didn’t feed the dog intentionally. It was the dog that trespassed into her property to take the food itself. We couldn’t blame the dog for its innocence, so it was even unfair to blame the OP.
Many Reddit users advised her not to pay other people’s negligence.
Even, a netizen suggested she should get it from home insurance.
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