Irresponsible Dog Owners,City,County,State Laws, Time to attack them.

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by erafter, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. erafter

    erafter Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 5, 2009
    Redmond Oregon
    Hello all
    As I said. I have been asked to go before our city council and present my story. A lot of confusion on the way this has been treated and hope to clear not only the air about the laws up, but also the injustice and danger they have place our community in by just letting a law breaker and bad dog owner(Irresponsible Dog Owners ) walk free.
    “Walk free”. The police are no better than Mr Gapp. Just like Gapp releasing his two dogs on us. The police have release an Ugly, inhuman, irresponsible, dog owner to terrorize his neighbors and the wildlife of our community. Of course this is just my options the facts don’t stand for them self’s not in this time and date. No one is ever hurt by dog/dogs. Actually truly(Irresponsible Dog Owners) should be blamed.
    Wait tell you see what I have found and put together. Facts laws that people like Mr Gapp are going to hate. I have my camera ready for this next time and also an audio recorder.

    If they think for a moment I would not stop an attack on our home, our children, our birds (chicken/turkeys), our dog, my wonderful old neighbors(70’s 80’s) wait tell they(attackers) cross our property line again.
    If you are not part of a solution. Then you are part of the problem. Our community needs to wake up along with this state and our nation. We all are neighbors. What happen to one we all should feel outraged cause it is not far off our own door steps or property line or communities waiting to happen to you?

    Irresponsible Dog Owners like Mr Gapp need their day in court, fined, jailed, dogs labeled, and or dog/dogs taken away.

    United States
    Although using a firearm against an attacking dog may seem acceptable, laws in the United States which prohibit discharging a firearm in a city, and reckless endangerment may limit the extent to which a person is legally able to defend themselves in this way.[citation needed] Taking such actions where the dog/dogs involved were not acting aggressively towards humans may result in legal charges against the person who shot the animal. No person in the United States has ever been convicted of a crime for firing a gun or using any other weapon to stop or kill a dog that was currently attacking him/her. [9]
    Some state laws hold dog owners liable for the harm or damage that their animal causes to people or other dogs. For example, in recent years, Florida dog bite laws have been changed so that prior vicious tendencies may no longer be needed to prove owner liability.[3] In Texas, as of September 1, 2007, `Lillian's Law' has taken effect, whereby the owner of a dog that causes death or serious bodily injury may be charged with a second or third degree felony when the attack takes place outside the dog's normal place of confinement (Texas Health & Safety Code Chapter 882).

    Remember they added Animal abuse 1 in my case along with discharge of a weapon. What is next? Who is next?

    I hope none of you!!!
    ed harris
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Animal abuse, my butt! You should not be charged with that either!

    From what our city cops said, if any dog comes in my yard, you felt threatened by the dog, we have the right to shoot AS long we are licensed FOID card holders. Then we must call the cops and animal control. He also said BE very careful how you shoot because the bullet can bounce and it would land us in hot water if someone passed by and got shot indirectly.

    He also commented that once the dog is reported, it is on file and owner be fined. Second offense, the dog would be impounded and adopted out if it is deemed friendly. However pit bulls would be automatically put down. They are not taking chances. Most of the owners he tracked down are being careful next time and not too many second offenders. It is a very serious problem for the past year until two months ago when the police department started heavy crackdowns on problem owners and dogs. No it is not illegial to own pitbulls but most insurance companies will not cover the owner's house if they own pitbulls, GS, Mastiff, or a dog that has a track record.

    I dont have to worry because I did ask the officer ahead of time of my rights to shoot a dog that got into my chickens or my daughter. However there is a fine line about shooting a firearm in the city limits because of so much crimes going on.
  3. firedove

    firedove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    is there a thread about what happened to you?
  4. Brindlebtch

    Brindlebtch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2009
    Oh yeah, there is a big long thread about this here somewhere.
  5. Buster52

    Buster52 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 28, 2009
    Geronimo Oklahoma
    A regular saga.
  6. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    As long as there are Dogs and human handlers you will allways !!! Allways have this kind of problem, it is a never ending cycle.

  7. firedove

    firedove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    I guess I should have been a little more specific in my question, does anyone have a link to the thread about this?
  8. Terri

    Terri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 1, 2008
    Level Cross, NC
    here is my 2 cents. if you don't know anything about having aggressive dogs, go get a 5 pound whatever(small dogs do less damage), if you want a big dog, go get some education. Uneducated dog owners is what is causing all these problems, and they should be held liable.
  9. Terri

    Terri Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 1, 2008
    Level Cross, NC
    Behind every bad dog, there is an ignorant human.
  10. SallyF

    SallyF Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2009
    Middle Tennessee

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