I've had enough, I'm taking my neighbor's dog to the pound- update

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by kinnip, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    He's a dachsund chihuahua mix, so he's not giant and imposing, but he is loud and aggressive. He's been down here every day for more than a week now. He gets under the gates to the goat pen and tries to "play" with them by barking and jumping at them. Needless to say, the goats are more than willing to accommodate. Of course, I don't think he can handle goat play. He's gotten into the guinea house once and run them out. Two guineas slept on the house last night and are still pretty freaked out. One cat was afraid to come home. The chickens are also freaked out by his incessant barking.
    I've already talked to the woman. Everyone in the neighborhood has talked to her because the dog keeps cornering their cats. I don't think he wants to hurt any of them, he just wants them to run so he can chase. Unfortunately, this lady is an alcoholic and is having some serious domestic issues. I'm a little worried about retaliation, since her daughter and her SIL are aggressive enough to have had the cops come break up a fist fight between them. Child Protective Services is investigating them. They're a real class act. I guess I'll just stay close to the house for a week or so.
    I think it's telling that the dog has been in my yard since yesterday. I finally gave up trying to run him off and put him in a carrier. No one has even stuck their head out the door called for him. Maybe they won't even notice he's gone.
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2008
  2. purr

    purr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    its exactly what I would do, and have done in the past. And its better than the dog getting run over by a car or seriously injured by someone's else's pets
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Sorry about your poochie-harrassment. He'll probably find a better home than he has; being a small dog may make him more adoptable.
     
  4. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    That's so sad. I hope that poor dog finds a better life.
     
  5. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Small dogs go quick. You would be
    doing it a favor.


    Bring it to a pound 30 miles away, not your local pound. They are obliged
    to try and find the owner. Just say you saw the dog running around
    on a highway and was afraid it would get killed.
     
  6. purr

    purr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    Quote:Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Small dogs go quick. You would be
    doing it a favor.


    Bring it to a pound 30 miles away, not your local pound. They are obliged
    to try and find the owner. Just say you saw the dog running around
    on a highway and was afraid it would get killed.

    wow that is an awesome idea!This way he's got a better chance of getting a fresh new start instead of back with the lush.
     
  7. kinnip

    kinnip Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    So I just dropped the dog off a t the pound. In GA, you have to live in the county you drop off in, so it as local. Moreover, they were required to take my name and address which will be disclosed if the person decided to pick up the dog. I wasn't crazy about that, but the woman at the pound doesn't make the laws. I thought about giving her one last chance, but only her psycho SIL was home, so I decided to keep driving. I feel worse about it than I probably should. I hate the idea of taking someone's pet away, but the fact that no one has even called his name (I would hear it) eases the sting. I forgot to ask, but I'm hoping that they'll make her neuter him, if she picks him up.
     
  8. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
    Hogansville, Georgia
    UHHHG I wish I had seen this post earlier. I would have taken him. I have 1 doxie mix and a full minature doxie. You have to be very firm and consistant with rules for them. They are very hard headed (or as any doxie site will tell you it's called tenacious). I could have met you and your neighbor would have been none the wiser.
     
  9. missourichickenmama

    missourichickenmama SURPRISE!

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    Quote:You did the right thing! [​IMG]
     
  10. Zookeeper9000

    Zookeeper9000 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2008
    Gladstone MI
    Quote:Here if they don't come get them in a week they go up for adoption maybe you could call and put your name in for him. Also if they do get him out I am sure he will be back and then the OP could cage him again and maybe contact you. Just an idea.
     

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