Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by ShortCircuitRanch2332, May 14, 2011.

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  1. ShortCircuitRanch2332

    ShortCircuitRanch2332 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
    Oak Hills
    I posted in the laws an ordinance section about whats going on with her I have the cops, animal control, and code enforcement out here constantly for ridiculous reasons (growing pot,abuse to animals, 50 dogs, RABID dogs, and so on) after I get all that settled I am told by animal control to re contact code enforcement for my zoning laws to see if I can even have my flock so there's even more stress well I get it back and I am to my great joy allowed to have 9 of every hen there is if i chose and 1 rooster to every species 9 cows of all species and 1 bull and so on with every farm animal well I give a copy to my neighbor very nicely because she has a problem with my roo's crowing ALL night supposedly (they only crow in the morning) so to go on of why im now in the predator section HER DOG PULLED MY HEN THROUGH THE FENCE AND KILLED IT I CAN SEE WERE IT WAS PULLED UNDER THE FENCE! shes standing there telling me no I just let my dog out something else must have killed it, me-ok well there is blood and slobber on the chicken and feathers blood and slobber on your dogs mouth, neighbor-well ya it was in my dogs mouth but she didn't kill it, me-ok well did you see the chicken dead before the dog grabbed it? neighbor-no I wasn't out here but she didn't do it, me wanting to kill her about to do it SO CLOSE, I say fine and walk away with my hen. so after evaluating the situation I cant do a thing the dog was in her yard the hen in mine, IF i was to call animal control it will be her word against mine and she will only deny it as this has been done with her hitting my dog over the fence and because I didn't witness anything as I was on the other side of the yard tending the geese I cant do anything but sit here twiddling my thumbs THIS IS THE WORST PART I am the only one with a fenced yard her dog runs loose it cant get into my yard tho, this is not allowed the dog must be leashed says animal control so I take pictures of her doing this and of her dog walking around with no leash in the road with her no were around it and animal control tells me oh well we cant use that its third party evidence OK she can call on me make a complaint of me having 50 rabid dogs and I have your officers at my gate wanting to search it with NO evidence I show you pics and you do nothing???? I am completely befuddled on all this I have talked to her it goes in one ear and out the other she says I cant control what that dog does animal control tell me they need evidence yet it cant be evidence I gather WTH!!! do I DO?????? I know the hen didn't go over the fence I see were the dog bent the tension wire and shoved it head under the fence and grabbed her [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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  2. shuizar209

    shuizar209 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2009
    I would take her dog to the pound (a few states away). If its running the neighborhood without an owner he is game.
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  3. ShortCircuitRanch2332

    ShortCircuitRanch2332 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
    Oak Hills
    trust me i've though about it only problem I cant catch the dog and the dog goes after me I am literally stuck between a rock and a hard spot here I know its not the dogs fault as its owner should be taking care of it but still im just at a loss
  4. Trunkster

    Trunkster Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 13, 2010
    I had a similar incident years ago but it was about my reno business, not chickens. I finally told the ordinance people I had rights too and don't come back until you have a warrant, to my surprise they never came back. This went on for three years and not one complaint was ligit but everytime the neighbour complained they came back. You do have rights too. Have your lawyer send the neighbour a friendly warning.
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  5. Ms.Frizzle

    Ms.Frizzle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2011
    Maybe you want to put up another fence between her's and yours so that the dog can't reach yours anymore.
  6. Capvin

    Capvin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2011
    Lake Placid, FL
    The whole situation is very sad. One of the worst things is having bad neighbors regardless of the problems. It seems that the closer you live to people the more chances you have of conflict with neighbors. It is the reason we moved to the country. We only have two neighbors and they are far enough away that we cant even see their property.
  7. KlaHaYa Gardens

    KlaHaYa Gardens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2011
    Prior, to your neighbor's dog killing the chicken, your neighbor was "harassing" you. You can seek legal remedies AND compensation for the harassment. Why? Because of the outlandishness of it and the amount of it.

    Now the dog. Another line has been crossed. (Dare I suggest she wanted the dog to do this?)

    1.) Take pictures of the dead bird.

    2.) Take pictures of the fence, with blood on it I assume.

    3) Photograph the dog

    4) Have hubby photograph you talking with the neighbor, holding the dead chicken, pointing to the dog.

    5) Send a "polite" but firm, certified letter, return receipt of course, to the neighbor. List the "list" of her complaints as you mentioned in the OP. Repeat -- politely -- the information that you provided her that you are legally entitled to have your birds, that they are well cared for, managed, and no animals on your property are rabid, etc. Then add the bit about her unleashed, unrestrained dog on your property that pulled your chicken through the fence killing it. Demand that she keep her dog contained. Request compensation for the bird.

    6) Contact a lawyer! Yes, I'm serious. Clearly, this neighbor is just getting started with you. Your lawyer can explain how his/her fees can potentially be paid by the neighbor.

    7) Whatever YOU do, always be polite, reasonable, and firm. If you go to court, that will work in your favor. If you lower yourself and your behavior -- it WILL work against you. It can escalate the neighbor's behavior; it can backfire in court.

    Good luck.

    Oh, and of course, if you have not already done so, file a complaint with animal control. Request that they verify the dog is not rabid, etc. Inquire about vicious dog rules/laws, etc.
  8. GiddyMoon

    GiddyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2011
    Tucson, AZ
    Here we are allowed to shoot any animal on our property, and even following it off our property, we feel is threatening us or our livestock.
  9. ShortCircuitRanch2332

    ShortCircuitRanch2332 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
    Oak Hills
    no she stuck her head UNDER the fence not through it my bad and grabbed the hen and I contacted animal control yesterday after the situation took place I told them what happened and what she said about it and they said well did you see her dog kill it no I sure didn't and they said all we can do is take a report from her talk to her take a report and thats about it so I filed the complaint on the phone its a he said she said situation I didnt see her dog kill it she supposedly didn't see the dog do it an compensation? that would be like getting free gas as I said I have exhausted ALL MY RESOURCES on her this whole situation is going on 2 years now that's how long I have battled her she stumbles around the neighbor hood drunk hanging on peoples fences YELLING at peoples dogs cuz they bark at her I call the cops cuz they say call us when shes being a public nuisance,drunk in public,walking the dog with no leash, and so on and when I call they get here an hour to 2 hours later and shes already in the house I called animal control and said that the calls are coming from her you dont have to tell me but you can trace the calls see its her you have been here 100 times and never find anything and they tell me well we are sorry for all this but every time we get a complaint we have to make contact with you and I said fine have a warrent next time I told them that next time and knowing my luck they will get a dang warrent and come out any way I have a voice mail from her drunk one day accusing me of stealing her BOOZE and saying she has a gun and know how to use it I AM LIKE OMG!! I GOT HER THAT'S A THREAT I call the police they come out well that's just stating a fact its not a DIRECT threat cuz she didn't say she would USE it on you [​IMG] she has got to be the DUMBEST smart person I have ever had to deal with I literally feel like im fighting with bugs bunny here, duck season, rabbit season and so on cept im the one getting my bill blown off [​IMG] the authorities literally are doing nothing and say they cant even if they wanted to there is no evidence that WE can gather cuz mine is only third party I have photographed her and the dog videotaped her and the dog recorded conversations and they say its all third party it cant be used yet THEY wont sit here to watch her to catch her and about the shooting of the dog it can only be done ON my property [​IMG]
  10. flocksalot

    flocksalot Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2011
    Poynette WI
    We had a similar problem with the neighbors cats and dogs. Sadly in WI you can't shoot them. In MN my dad and brothers can. One dog was scratching at my front door, hit the doorbell, and when I answered the door it charged in and almost got one of my parrots. My husband tackled it. We call animal control. 1 picture or a film with the date and time stamped on it is all that is needed. Otherwise I would have to have another adult witness it. Now that we have the farm I just poison the rats and in turn take care of the neighbors stray animals. If their dog or cat wasn't on my property they wouldn't get into the poison, my chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, pig and horses are much safer and as an added bonus it takes care of other preditors that my husband doesn't see to shoot. I also live trap, but there is no catch and release in my world. I keep my animals on my property and mind my own business. I'm sure they wouldn't like it if I let my pig go tare around on their property. Hammy would have himself a very good time. Or how about I let my horses run all over their pretty manicured lawn after a good rain. I agree be polite but firm. Let animal control know that you have rights, they need to follow through with your complaint same as they followed through with hers. I would add some electric fencing (to keep predetors out and keep your animals in) and check it daily for cuts. Install cameras if you can. Many a person has been ticketed for letting their animals run loose with evidence used from a simple video.
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