On a recent episode of Don’t Be Tardy fans witnessed the terrifying attack on Kim Zolciak-Biermann‘s son Kash.
At the time of the attack the details were sketchy, to say the least, but when the episode finally aired it all became crystal clear.
The shocking truth was that the Biermann’s family dog Sinn was the animal that attacked Kash but the bigger shocker was that Kim and Kroy decided to keep the dog, which enraged fans.
“You are a moron to keep the dog that hurt your child. [Child Services] should come take away your kids,” one Twitter user complained, while another wrote, “Stupidity! Animals are unpredictable.”
Meanwhile, others have dubbed Kim and Kroy “horrible, horrible parents” and questioned why they didn’t reveal the truth about the incident when it happened.
The criticism from fans isn’t going over with Kim, who is pissed that people are questioning her parenting skills.
“Kim hates the fact that everyone is accusing her of being a reckless parent, but at the same time, this is the very reason she didn’t want to share all the facts at first,” a source reveals to In Touch. “Kim knew that if people found out it was her family dog that attacked her child, there would have been pressure to remove the dog from her home.”
Yet, fans are the only ones criticising Kim’s choices. Kim’s estranged dad, Joe Zolciak, spoke out about the incident to In Touch.
“If I had a dog that attacked one of my children, it would be gone,” Joe says. Adding that if Kim and Kroy “want to keep the dog that bit my grandson in the face, then shame on them! You don’t know if it’s going to happen again.”
Despite all the judgment, Kim’s good friend and Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star Sheree Whitfield thinks everyone should cut Kim some slack.
“I’m sure it was a hard, long-thought-out decision to keep the dog,” Sheree tells In Touch. “Only Kim and her family know the dog’s normal temperament and behavioral patterns, and obviously they feel comfortable. She and her husband know better than anyone what’s good for their family.”
However, experts say the Biermann’s dog could attack again; adding that it’s likely for a dog to bite when provoked by a child.
“The likelihood is that this dog is going to bite again and that it is dangerous around children,” Caryl Wolff, a dog trainer tells In Touch.
Adding that if it were her dog, she “would not keep it.” Georgia based animal behavioral expert Angie Woods agrees telling, In Touch, an attack “certainly could happen again if [the dog] did it once. Quite frankly I would probably lean toward not having the dog in the house.”
In spite of all the warnings, Kim is keeping Sinn. “We love Sinn, he’s part of our family,” Kim explains, who reveals that she has spoken with various professionals before deciding to keep Sinn.
“Kim is a good mom,” says the source. “But after everything that happened to Kash, it’s hard not to question where her mind is at right now. Hopefully, she’s not making a terrible mistake.”
I’m torn over this. While I’d hate to see any animal put down or thrown in a shelter I also would be scared to have a dog, who is known to attack, around my family. Perhaps Kim and Kroy know best and have a good plan in place to keep their children safe.
Are you surprised Kim and Kroy decided to keep the dog that attacked their son? Were Kim and Kroy wrong for keeping Sinn? Sound off below!
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