Caught in the Act

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by clhend, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. clhend

    clhend Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 8, 2010

    Two weeks ago, I found 7 of my nine chickens dead. I knew it was a dog, but thought it was the wild dog pack that I'd already reported to animal control a few weeks before. Two days later, saw this dog in my neighbor's yard heading toward my backyard. Tenant, who was getting ready to walk her dog, followed the strange dog after I scared it away, to know where the dog lived.

    Next day she snapped this picture of the same dog in MY backyard with #8 dead chicken in her mouth. You can see she's got pups.

    Called animal control, told them "I have a picture of the dog that's killed my chickens, and I know where it lives!"

    They came out, verifed that yes, the picture was taken in my backyard. I also informed the deputy that I was going to be sending the homeowners a bill, demanding restitution for my dead birds ($200) They went over to confront the neighbor 4 doors down. About 30 minutes later the deputy came back and asked if I would hold off for a couple days on giving the dog owner a bill. "They have more problems than a dog killing your chickens"

    Next morning several sheriff's were at that property. Turns out the woman is an animal hoarder. A total of 17 feral cats were taken from the house (that's all they could catch at the time), plus several dogs and puppies taken from the backyard. All were starving. The chicken killing dog and her pups were all put down as the vet determined "they had too many problems". Don't know what those were didn't ask.

    That picture was worth everything, and I'll keep reporting chicken-killing dogs and dog packs (created by irresponsible owners dumping their dogs in the country).
  2. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

    Jun 11, 2010
    York PA
    Sooo sorry to hear about your chickens and what a sad story about the momma dog and her puppies. I sooooo wish people would be responsible pet owners. Hopefully now that animal control has removed the animals you won't have any more losses. [​IMG]
  3. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2010
    I feel bad for the dog, you, and your chickens. Poor girl must have been so hungry.[​IMG]
  4. crj

    crj Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2009
    Rocky Point, NC
    How sad all the way around.
  5. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

    Oct 7, 2010
    Central, Illinois
    Thats very sad... sorry for your loss:([​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  6. duck walk

    duck walk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2009
    white springs, fl
    aw was just trying to live and take care of her pups...chicken was survival for her...poor chicken...people just suck sometimes...none of that had to happen...I am sorry you had to deal with this...
  7. switchback

    switchback Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 18, 2010
    Quote:Unless I misunderstood the original post, it doesn't sound like the dog even ate the chickens, just killed them.
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That is so awful. Whether the dog was taking food back for her pups or just eating them herself, you still have to protect your birds. Poor animals! I hate hearing these stories of animal hoarders.
  9. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 14, 2009
    How sad for everyone. I'm so sorry you lost your birds, and sorry that little mama dog had to resort to killing your birds to try to survive. Sorry that she and her puppies had to be put down, and that the neighbor was a hoarder. [​IMG]
  10. Pet Duck Boy

    Pet Duck Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2009
    Orlando, FL
    Quote:Unless I misunderstood the original post, it doesn't sound like the dog even ate the chickens, just killed them.

    I doubt a starving dog with pups would waste her energy killing chickens for the fun of it, she had to take some back to feed her pups. It's very sad though, your chickens, and the animals, did not have to suffer. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2010

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