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Owner of dog who allegedly bit young girl in Phuket says 100,000 baht compensation request is too much



The owner of a dog, who allegedly bit a young girl in Phuket town, is saying a 100,000 baht compensation request is too much. The 15 year old girl says she was bitten by the dog on her left leg after chasing her on her way to Satree Phuket School.

32 year old Chotika Kansuya, filed a complaint to the Phuket City Police yesterday morning. Then, the dog’s owner, “May,” came to the station for questioning and to negotiate the compensation, in which Chotika asked for 100,000 baht. May says she didn’t agree with the amount and preferred to contest it in court.

“I do not think it is a reasonable number.”

According to Phuket News, May told police that she has 2 dogs that are kept chained to the front of her house. She said she was cooking food for her dogs when they started barking. She told the Phuket News her account of the story.

“I heard the dogs bark then saw a girl walking past my house who seemed afraid of them. I shouted to her to keep walking and not to look at the dogs to draw attention.”

“As I shouted to the girl, the chain holding Khan Thong the male dog broke off and he chased after the girl. He bit the girl on her leg before I was able to catch him.”

“It was not a serious bite and only a small wound. If the dog had really meant to attack and bite aggressively then the wound would be much bigger and far more serious.”

“Khan Thong has never bitten anyone before. I haven’t raised my dogs to attack or bite anyone and I have no idea why the chain restraining him managed to break. The mother of the girl also told police that I have three dogs, but I have only two.”

“She also complained that I ignored the dogs which is untrue as I did warn the girl to keep walking and avoid eye contact so as not to attract their attention.”

Phuket City Municipality office Chief Chalermporn Piyanarong told the Phuket News that he went to examine the house and found only 2 dogs. He says he advised May to keep the dogs in a cage in the future to avoid another incident like this one from happening again.

“I will send some officers to visit tomorrow and check Ms. May has addressed the situation and taken my advice to avoid this happening again in future.”

SOURCE: The Phuket News


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  1. toby andrews

    Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    A person having a dog who threatens a person going about their lawful business should be punished.
    This woman must have heard these two dogs bark and threaten passers-by a hundred times.
    Well now one broke off the chain and attacked a girl going to school.
    The owners do not care, in fact I think they enjoy threatening people with their dogs.
    My grandfather, a farmer, would put a misbehaving dog in a sack and dunk it in a horse trough.
    It did not hurt the dog but frightened it so much it would not misbehave again.
    B100.000, is not enough. B200.000 would be.

  2. David

    Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    Says it all really…”Keep the dog in a cage.” Really?

  3. Dogma

    Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 2:52 pm

    I was mauled by a dog and won huge settlement. It wasn’t a small bite. This girl is owed an ice cream cone and a teddy bear. That’s it.

  4. toby andrews

    Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    In addition this would be a good remedy for a misbehaving Thai politician. Put the misbehaving politician in a sack and dunk them in a horse trough.

  5. Kim

    Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 7:48 pm

    Owners which cant handle their dogs should be heavily fined/jailed and subject to the severity of the attack, the dog should be put down.

  6. Mark Smith

    Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    My biggest concern while riding my bicycle is unleashed dogs. Luckily at 60 years old I’m still fit enough to outpace them but what when I’m 80? The government needs to look at this widespread and serious problem in Thailand.

  7. Paul Whittall

    Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    I have yet to meet a dog owner in Thailand who admits his dog bites people. When my wife was attacked from behind at noon, 30 metres from our house, badly savaged and hospitalised, the owner ‘could not believe his dog had done this’ as it had ‘never bitten anyone before’. I found 6 people who had been previously attacked and bitten by this dog before the owner finally agreed it was ‘uncontrollable’. This is still happening on our estate…and this time with an elderly Ferang owner whose 6 dogs rush out of his garden when the gate is open and bite anyone and anything in the way. If owners accepted that their dogs were badly behaved and accepted responsibility for them then things would improve. Putting the dogs in the report above in a cage will make them even worse.

  8. Somchai

    Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    Her attitude to the incident says all you need to know about her. That child will be scared of dogs for life. How about doubling the fine!

  9. Craig

    Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    Stupid dog, stupid owner.

  10. Malc Thai

    Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    “Khan Thong has never bitten anyone before. I haven’t raised my dogs to attack or bite anyone and I have no idea why the chain restraining him managed to break”

    So why were they on chains?

  11. Issan John

    Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    Stupid dog, stupid owner, stupid Toby.

    I’d like to think that the idea that a dog learns to not “misbehave” by being put in a sack then “dunked” in a horsetrough defies belief, but sadly it doesn’t.

    All a dog learns from that sort of mistreatment and abuse is fear – about as stupid as it comes.

  12. James R

    Friday, March 12, 2021 at 1:59 am

    Mark Smith

    Carry a club with you when cycling, stop and give the dog a ‘tap’ with it and it will never chase you again.

    Aggressive dogs in Thailand are a pest, if they are allowed to get on the street without the owner they should be destroyed and the owners fined.

  13. BangkokBen

    Friday, March 12, 2021 at 2:20 am

    Why would anyone want to keep dogs who behave like this in the first place?

  14. Barry Finnerty

    Friday, March 12, 2021 at 3:51 am

    You can’t blame the dog at all but blame the owner for training the dog to act in that manner plus you don’t put a Friendly dog on a chain in the garden, Poor young lady & poor dog for having a terrible owner

  15. Ian

    Friday, March 12, 2021 at 6:49 am

    100k is nothing, don’t own dogs if you can’t look after / control them.

  16. Bubba

    Friday, March 12, 2021 at 7:09 am

    I carry a squirt gun loaded with a mixture of vinegar, chili pepper dust and water in it. Ammonia works even better! Shoot the dogs in the eyes with it and they will stop chasing vehicles and pedestrians soon enough.

  17. Richard

    Friday, March 12, 2021 at 8:09 am

    Hefty fine for the owner, 100,000 baht isn’t enough and a bullet or swift strike to head of dog with a iron bar is justified

  18. TA

    Friday, March 12, 2021 at 11:23 am

    @Richard, hefty fine is reasonable suggestion, but “a bullet or swift strike to the head of the fog with a it on bar” make you a sociopath!

  19. toby andrews

    Friday, March 12, 2021 at 12:53 pm

    Dogs are pack animals. They respond to punishment from the leader of the pack.
    I am tired of people trying to persuade dogs to behave.
    They do not need to be hurt, just slapping with a lightly rolled up newspaper will work.
    I John does not know about dogs. Dogs will behave if they are afraid of the consequences.
    Yes I John, through fear.
    The result? Schoolgirls are not bitten while going to school.

  20. J West

    Friday, March 12, 2021 at 2:38 pm

    An India style ” walking stick” works well as a deterrant. It has a heavy brass knob as handle. Good for man, beast, spiders and snakes alike.

  21. James R

    Friday, March 12, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    Issan John

    And in the meantime using you liberal methods, kids are bitten and even killed by such dangerous dogs.

    Children are more important than dogs.

    Perhaps you could train these dangerous dogs with your methods using you own kids or relatives as guinea pigs?

  22. Doctor Mengele

    Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 3:39 pm

    Just spread some nice meatballs spiced with some Paracetamol & Ibuprofen, permanently pacifies savage dogs.

  23. LEE HAI

    Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 3:56 am

    Many dogs are little more than genetic goofies…Excessive barking and over aggressive, not all dogs, but many are. In short, somewhat retarded…..Good in the stew pot though.

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