SO i know this has nothing to do with art, but i'm really looking for advice on this.
Soooo this just happened.
William who grew up in state A and now lives in state B has brought his wife, one and a half year old son, and 2 dogs back to state A for a few weeks. They're staying with his mother and her boyfriend, so she can spend time with her grandson. They do this a few times a year.
We had a party tonight at his moms place. we're all of age, and there was plenty of drinking, but nothing sloppy. Just a gathering of late twenties people having a bbq.
The moms' boyfriends' daughter (who also lives there) has a female friend over as well.
Well that friend has the most to drink and went to get something from her car at the end of the driveway. Its dark out and she heads up the driveway. One of the dogs (a great dane who has always been nice) growls at the girl in the dark. She get to where everyone is outside and starts with the drunkin "Hey boy why are you growling, you know me"...blah blah blah stuff.
Even though the dog is growling (and being yelled at by william who starts heading over to keep things cool) the girl crouches down and says "I don't get it an hour we were all kissy"
She puts her face in his face making kissy noises and the dog bites her fucking face.
Williams mother who is a nurse, and works at a hospital, does what she can there and the rush her to the ER.
Now here's the dilemma
1) William is scared he's gonna get sued for everything he has....We don't know the extent of the injuries yet. Is the fault on him being the dog owner, or does it go to the property owner? is the girl in any way to blame for this?
2) He feel he HAS to put the dog down, because he has a 1 1/2 year old son and can not tolerate a dog who would bite a human. He feel he can't give it away because he don't want it to attack some other child. I understand what he means but i don't know if i agree with it.
Is this action forgivable?
This is an actual even that occurred less than 2 hours ago. I am interested in the debate about this, but also thankful for any advice you guys may have....