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Heartbroken

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by yokohamamama, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. yokohamamama

    yokohamamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My neighbourghs dogs (of wich everyone on the street complains about) came over while I was gone yeasterday, dessimated my small coop and killed my faveorite EE rooster and his hen. NOT only di the dog kill them, but he didnt even eat them! They were just squeaky toys and when they stopped struggling, just left them there for me to find! They left all manner of foot prints and I know teak put up a fight because his feathers were in multiple places. He was a PET when he was out he follwed me around he allways begged for treat, and loved having his muff petted.

    There are leash laws in GA and in Thomas county where i live that animal control seems to ignore. I am about to take it in my own hands. I am infuriated!
    BOSTON GA ENFORCE YOUR LEASH LAWS!!!

    Luckily, being in GA I leagaly am within my rights to kill the dog if I catch it in the act.
    § 4-8-5. Performing cruel acts on, or harming, maiming or killing dogs
    (a) No person shall perform a cruel act on any dog; nor shall any person harm, maim, or kill any dog, or attempt to do so, except that a person may:
    (1) Defend his person or property, or the person or property of another, from injury or damage being caused by a dog; or
    (2) Kill any dog causing injury or damage to any livestock or poultry.
    (b) The method used for killing the dog shall be designed to be as humane as is possible under the circumstances. A person who humanely kills a dog under the circumstances indicated in subsection (a) of this Code section shall incur no liability for such death.
    (c) This Code section shall not be construed to limit in any way the authority or duty of any law enforcement officer, dog or rabies control officer, humane society, or veterinarian.
    Laws 1969, p. 831, § 5.

    RIP Teak-o
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    Luckily, even though they tried, they did not get in the big coop, allthough my muscovys face is torn up and my ameraucana roosters comb is torn up in their defense of it. because the dog did manage to dig between the railroad ties and the door.
     
  2. cntrywmnkw

    cntrywmnkw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry about your babies, I know how you feel, I've had the same thing happen to me. If you know the owners of these beasts, GO AFTER THEM. Take all the pictures you can, report it to Animal Control & local law enforcement, if they don't or won't do anything, contact the commanding officer, you might also show them the ordinance, also contact the owner of the beasts & let them know in NO uncertain terms, that if their animals come on your property again, they WILL be destroyed & that they are & will be responsible for ANY & ALL damages. When will these people wake up & realize that when you take on a pet, you are assuming ALL responsibility for that animals actions. Way too many posts on here about this very thing.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
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  3. yokohamamama

    yokohamamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I took all the pictures I needed including mesurments of the holes in the coop and went and bought a game camera. I have lovely next door neighbourghs (not the ones with the loose dogs) who came over imedietly and helped me clean up. I can not ask for more! Luckily his hen just started laying and I have four eggs developing in the bator I only pray they hatch. Also I am making a dream catcher from his feathers, I was going to do it with his first molt, but instead had to collect the scatterd feathers from an attack. Seansless.
     
  4. Gargoyle

    Gargoyle Overrun With Chickens

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    Go after them with both criminal and civil charges. It's the only way to get their attention.
     
  5. cary 1973

    cary 1973 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Let them know and then go after them asap. contact animal controll put in complaint asap. who knows next time it may be someones kid.
     
  6. yokohamamama

    yokohamamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I contacted the police department who contacted animal control, who came out reviwed the scene talked to the dog owners and told me that at the very least they will have a $160 fine if no eye wittnesses can be found.
     
  7. Shellz

    Shellz Chillin' With My Peeps

    So sorry for your loss! Such beautiful birds you have pictured. Dam dogs! I've heard a lead facial works wonders. Makes me so mad. Hope these characters are held accountable. Bet of luck to you!
     
  8. yokohamamama

    yokohamamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, trust me if i had been home thats what they would have had! And I am within my rights according to the state of GA! The sad part is it is not the dogs fault!
     
  9. Shellz

    Shellz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Darn prey drive! Some dogs have it, some not so much or at all. My 40lb mutt can be with all my birds free ranging & keep everything bad away. He even escorts the other dogs off. I would hate to have to shoot a dog, but will in defence of my birds. I know of one dog last year with a cast on its leg, now has it off. Still out roaming & the idiots got another dog to roam with him. Great. I'm ready this year for just about anything!
     
  10. yokohamamama

    yokohamamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well, hope comes from tragedy, a couple of his eggs hatched 2 days early! One looks exactly like he did, minus the yellow legs and yokohama shape (EEx Yokohama cross) yay!!! I gt to keep a peice of him.
     

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