Great Debate: Should rehoming organisations be held accountable for the actions of dogs they have placed in people’s homes?

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Great Debate

Take part to our Great Debate: should rehoming organisations be held accountable for the actions of dogs they have placed in people’s homes?

Earlier this year, it was reported that a woman was suing an animal charity after the dog she was fostering injured her so badly, her arm had to be amputated.

Many supported her, saying that animal charities should ultimately be held accountable for any serious damage caused by dogs they have placed in people’s homes – particularly when it’s something as dire and life-changing as the loss of a limb.

Others believe it’s a slippery slope, as that the actions of an animal cannot always be predicted.

Yet others fall into a middle ground, saying that rescues should be held accountable in specific cases, for example when they were aware of a dog’s history of aggression which they failed to disclose to the fosterer or adopter.

What do you think – should rehoming organisations be held accountable for the actions of dogs they have placed in people’s homes?

Let us know what you think here, on Facebook, or by writing to editorial@dogstodaymagazine.co.uk with “Great Debate” in the subject line

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