Animal control is on its way...Update post 73...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Camelot Farms, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    So, how many chances will they give this guy and his 'cotton pickin' dog?

    I have lost a dozen or more chickens to this dog over the past 18 months and now he has taken to running my horses.

    DS went to house to tell idiot neighbor that dog is loose AGAIN and they arent home so I called AC....wish me luck.

    Last edited: Oct 21, 2009
  2. acdoc

    acdoc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2009
    shenadoah valley
    do you live in virginia
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Why don't you just shoot it? You'd be well within your rights. Obviously the owner doesn't care one way or another, and you have to take care of your animals.
  4. acdoc

    acdoc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2009
    shenadoah valley
    Here is the law in virginia as stated in the code book

    § 3.2-6552. Dogs killing, injuring or chasing livestock or poultry.

    It shall be the duty of any animal control officer or other officer who may find a dog in the act of killing or injuring livestock or poultry to kill such dog forthwith whether such dog bears a tag or not. Any person finding a dog committing any of the depredations mentioned in this section shall have the right to kill such dog on sight as shall any owner of livestock or his agent finding a dog chasing livestock on land utilized by the livestock when the circumstances show that such chasing is harmful to the livestock. Any court shall have the power to order the animal control officer or other officer to kill any dog known to be a confirmed livestock or poultry killer, and any dog killing poultry for the third time shall be considered a confirmed poultry killer. The court, through its contempt powers, may compel the owner, custodian, or harborer of the dog to produce the dog.

    Any animal control officer who has reason to believe that any dog is killing livestock or poultry shall be empowered to seize such dog solely for the purpose of examining such dog in order to determine whether it committed any of the depredations mentioned herein. Any animal control officer or other person who has reason to believe that any dog is killing livestock, or committing any of the depredations mentioned in this section, shall apply to a magistrate serving the locality wherein the dog may be, who shall issue a warrant requiring the owner or custodian, if known, to appear before a general district court at a time and place named therein, at which time evidence shall be heard. If it shall appear that the dog is a livestock killer, or has committed any of the depredations mentioned in this section, the district court shall order that the dog be: (i) killed immediately by the animal control officer or other officer designated by the court; or (ii) removed to another state that does not border on the Commonwealth and prohibited from returning to the Commonwealth. Any dog ordered removed from the Commonwealth that is later found in the Commonwealth shall be ordered by a court to be killed immediately.

    (1984, c. 492, § 29-213.85; 1985, c. 385; 1987, c. 488, § 3.1-796.116; 1990, c. 222; 1993, c. 977; 1998, c. 817; 2008, cc. 551, 691, 860.)

  5. TexasVet

    TexasVet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 12, 2008
    Willis TX
    Sounds very much like the laws in Texas. I live in a rural county with no animal control. If you call the Sheriff's dept, they'll tell you to shoot the dog.

    Had the same problem with my neighbor's dog. I warned her over and over that I'd shoot the dog if it kept getting loose and killing my chickens, and that's exactly what happened. By the 5th attack, I'd had enough.

    Damn shame that people get animals and then refuse to be responsible for them.

    athy, Bellville TX
  6. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista


    They took the dog...but they have taken him twice before so maybe this time he wont be back...

    I do live in VA and I would shoot him but DH is a softy and wont do it and wont let me do it.

    The office came and asked me if he was currently running the horses and I said no. To which he replied... I was hoping he was so I could just shoot him.

    My kind of AC officer! Please dont flame me for that. I am just tired of this whole thing.

    Then the officer know that you can shoot him too right? Yep. I know...but DH has the key to the gun cabinet... [​IMG]

    So, anyways the dog is gone until his owner bails him out on Tuesday...AC is closed here on my girls are safe for 48 hours...
  7. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    I hope this works out for you.
  8. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

    Jul 11, 2008
    Winter Haven, FL
    i am surprised there isn't some way to have him put down? besides your gun [​IMG]
    Could it be considered a dangerous dog?
  9. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
    Church Hill, TN
    Well at least you have some relief, Kim. I know DH is a softie but there's only so much you can put up with. I'd be worried about him going after your pygmy's as well.

    Hopefully they won't get the dog back.

  10. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    GAH! I hadnt even thought about my pygmys!

    Unfortunately, until he attacks one of my children, he isnt a dangerous dog...according to AC.

    I wont be surprised if 'something' happens between now and Tuesday to him while he is in AC custody. They are getting tired of him too.

    I told the neighbor from the get-go that if he didnt chase my livestock, I didnt mind if he wandered into the yard. I dont hate dogs. I hate mean, chicken murdering, horse chasing dogs....

    Funny thing is that I have 4 cats...he loves them! And not as a tasty treat. He really likes them.


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