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Neighbors dogs

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by makeyoown, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. makeyoown

    makeyoown New Egg

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    Hi guys I found my neighbors dog under one of my sheds with dead chickens all over my property. Got the law and animal control involved made a case. Do you think I have a case? There were 36 damaged.
     
  2. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah i think so, here in texas we would have just shot the dog.
     
  3. makeyoown

    makeyoown New Egg

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    OK animal control picked up the dog owner identified it as her dog and surrendered it to them. I was wondering if they are going to be liable for all the dead and damaged chickens found
     
  4. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes normally they will be. I just dont have animal control i believe the sheriffs office is in charge of that out here. Our neighbors dog happened to hurt one chicken, our neighbors happen to be his grandparents as the dog was orginally a stray and they just feed him and didnt care much for him he was shot. And we didnt press charges for reasons. But they are liable for damages done and the lost birds just like if it had damaged property.
     
  5. Jesusfreak101

    Jesusfreak101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What state are you in. They have different laws as well. Here the dog would have been put down even if we dont shoot it ourselfs. Since its a threat to live stock.
     
  6. makeyoown

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    I'm from hawaii
     
  7. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    Regardless of outcomes with dog, start looking into how you can exclude all dogs. Even in Hawaii. You have invested in too many birds not to also invest in some sort of perimeter,
     
  8. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Ask animal control what the laws are.
     
  9. CrazyTalk

    CrazyTalk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is way more important than what your legal remedies are - because it will keep happening.
     
  10. makeyoown

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    The dogs dug through my neighbors farm who also has chickens and a fence buried to prevent digging they managed to break the buried fences wire ties then dug under fence. Killed his chickens then dug again under the chain link that divides our yards and destroyed everything in my farm
     

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