Dog attacked my Dwarf Goat

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by TabbiDawn, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. TabbiDawn

    TabbiDawn Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 6, 2011
    So the neighbors dog jumped the fence and tore open my poor Lilly girls leg. I live in Fl, I'm not 100% sure what the laws are here about that sort of thing, but I just paid 500$ to get her taken care of at the vets office. Should my neighbor be held responsible for paying me back? (These people are usually pretty understanding, twice I have had a chicken wander in there yard and they help me get her back, )
  2. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 25, 2011
    Milner, Georgia
    Of course. That what good neighbors do. Just show um the bill.
  3. RHRanch

    RHRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Technically, your goat is your property, so any damages your neighbors dog causes to your property (goat) - they are liable for. If they don't want to pay, you can sue them, and as long as you have evidence that it was thier dog that injured your goat, you will win.
  4. MEchickenfarmer33

    MEchickenfarmer33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2011
    show them the bill. they need to control their dog. THEIR DOG, THEIR BILL. sorry for all the trouble from this dog
  5. dainerra

    dainerra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2011
    they are responsible for damages and if the dog returns you are within your rights to shoot it if it attacks your livestock again.

    Title XLV. Torts. Chapter 767. Damage by Dogs.

    767.01. Dog owner's liability for damages to persons, domestic animals, or livestock

    Owners of dogs shall be liable for any damage done by their dogs to a person or to any animal included in the definitions of "domestic animal" and "livestock" as provided by s. 585.01.


    Rev.St.1892, § 2341; Laws 1901, c. 4979; Gen.St.1906, § 3142; Rev.Gen.St.1920, § 4957; Comp.Gen.Laws 1927, § 7044; Laws 1994, c. 94-339, § 1.

    767.02. Sheep-killing dogs not to roam about

    It is unlawful for any dog known to have killed sheep to roam about over the country unattended by a keeper. Any such dog found roaming over the country unattended shall be deemed a run-about dog, and it is lawful to kill such dog.


    Laws 1893, c. 4185, § 1; Gen.St.1906, § 3143; Rev.Gen.St.1920, § 4958; Comp.Gen.Laws 1927, § 7045.

    767.03. Good defense for killing dog

    In any action for damages or of a criminal prosecution against any person for killing or injuring a dog, satisfactory proof that said dog had been or was killing any animal included in the definitions of "domestic animal" and "livestock" as provided by s. 585.01 shall constitute a good defense to either of such actions.


    Laws 1901, c. 4978, § 1; Gen.St.1906, § 3144; Rev.Gen.St.1920, § 4959; Comp.Gen.Laws 1927, § 7046; Laws 1979, c. 79-315, § 1; Laws 1994, c. 94- 339, § 2.
  6. nzpouter

    nzpouter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 19, 2009
    new zealand
    give them the bill + a warning... next time bye bye doggy....

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