Dog up the road and the loss of a JG

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Rachel Taylor, Oct 20, 2018.

  1. Picture this a true story..., an elderly couple live in a house in the woods. Just on the other side of the woods is a traylor park.
    One morning the elderly lady has to go to the store grocery shopping and ties there small cocker spaniel to the outside tie rope while she is gone. Her husband is wheelchair bound and would not be able to let the dog out if needed.
    She is gone 20 minutes when her husband sees out the window a pack of mixed dogs in the yard and can only watch helplesly as the pack litterally rip and tear there cocker to pieces.
    These dogs were turned out on purpose from the trailor park residents because they needed ROOM TO RUN
    They created havoc before and after this incident until finally being caught by animal control and 2 were euthenized as they were so viscious. All the owners were fined.
    What if a child were in the yard instead?
    I love dogs. I have 5.
    I respect and value my neighbors and have trained my dogs.
    There ARE dogs that need to be shot, maybe this troublemaker is one of them.
     
  2. Tortoise

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    No, in the good areas of Chicago dogs don't run unless they accidentally got out. In other not so good areas there are lots of strays. We have many, many rescues in the city. Because we do live in close proximity we don't let our dogs just run free. A dog no matter where you live, should not be able too run free. Most if not all areas have laws.
     
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  3. Tortoise

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    No, you don't stand by and watch another animal get killed, ever! But you don't need to kill to save the animal either.
     
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  4. Tortoise

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    Again, dogs being dogs, terrible as that story is. My whole point in my first post is it's not the dogs fault. It's the owners fault. No if and or but, it's the owners fault, yet the dogs get punished. The owners need to be punished! Punish the owners and they will learn to be responsible.
    If that were to happen to my dog or any other pet of mine, I would be going after the owners! In your story, I would hit the trailer park owners with a big law suit along with the dog owners.
     
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  5. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    We've left the original story a while ago. Let's just move on elsewhere.
    Mary
     
  6. JiminyChristmas

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    It sucked because that dog was my shadow for ten years. If I went to the bathroom he sat outside the door. He slept in my bed. He was a 110 lb Doberman. He had a brain tumor. I cried for days, years really. It's been seven.

    That said, a dogs life is not worth more than a chickens life. Period.
     
  7. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Crossing the Road

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    Yes, moving along...
     
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  8. MissChick@dee

    [email protected] ~ Dreaming Of Springtime ~

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    Sorry for your loss. A good dog like that is a friend. I love dogs. 10yrs for a large dog is pretty good. Mine is turning 9 (not a Doberman) and it’s showing. I’ve had dogs my whole adult life. There’s been good dogs. But a great dog is like you said...loosing your shadow.
    Brain tumor...tuff one sorry.
     
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  9. JiminyChristmas

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    Much appreciated.
     
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  10. honanbm

    honanbm Guess it's just you and me, chicken hat

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    Ah, yes. The dog problem. Many of us have dealt with this and this topic gets real hot and bothered.
    I love dogs, but people are weirdly obsessed with dogs and anthropomorphize them like crazy. I won't bore you all with my story (we've all got one, right?) but you wanna know what worked??? Calling animal control and telling them that the dogs were being mistreated/neglected! That's right, they don't care if you tell them that the dogs are attacking your livestock, but you bet they care when you say that the dogs are being neglected. Worked like a charm. Dogs were gone in a couple days.
     

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