This whole dog duck situation.......

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MEchickenfarmer33

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I am sorry if offended anyone with my remarks about the ducks and dogs. The thing that aggravated me was the fact that he shot the dog. The reason my avatar is a chicken is because were on a chicken website not a dog one. And yes i would be mad if a dog came and attacked my girls, but enough to kill the dog??????? Absolutely NOT!!!!!! Also stray dogs and loose dogs are everywhere. It doesn't sound like the guy secured his ducks very well. In my coop a dog couldn't get in my coop. And a duck is just a moving treat for them (like a living nylon bone) We all have our own opinions on what is wrong and what is right regarding this dog duck incident. I have mine and u have yours. Think what you want but i know in my heart what this man did was wrong.
 

MEchickenfarmer33

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The one titled dog or duck or something. It's locked for commenting but u can still read it. Come back and give me ur opinion on it
 

dainerra

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Too often, though, it's not a single case. For me, it goes like this.

Neighbor's dog is harassing my birds. I chase the dogs away and tell the neighbor to keep the dog at home. 20 minutes later, my dogs are going nuts because neighbor's dog is back in my yard.
This goes on over and over again. I can't call animal control, because there is no leash law in the county. Even if the dog IS a stray, if he is wearing a collar they won't pick him up "just in case"

I call the police, have them go talk to the neighbor. Officer tells the neighbor "The dog can be shot." Neighbor shrugs and dog is back in my yard before the cop is out of the driveway. My backyard is fenced, but I've had dogs jump that and try to come in my doggie door to attack my dogs.

My bunny pen is double-wired with welded wire, with a strong 2x4 construction. The dogs ripped the bolts out of the hinges and killed one of the bunnies. The same dog was finally shot by another neighbor - jumping on their windows trying to get to the cats inside.

Unfortunately, the law won't allow me to shoot the neighbor and it would actually be illegal to find the dog a new home (not to mention that the dogs are un-vetted, unfriendly, and completely unsocialized). It's not that anyone WANTS to shoot the dogs - there is just an end to how much you can take.
 

dainerra

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Quote:I can't take him to the animal shelter. The local "no-kill" shelter has a several month long waiting list, not to mention a fee. Also, I would have to sign a legal document saying that I own the dog that I am turning in. The county animal shelter doesn't take any turn-ins and doesn't do calls except for "strays" They won't come out for any dog that "looks like" it might have a home. Believe me, the first 3 years I lived here I was on the phone with the 3 agencies (humane society, animal control, and sheriff's office) on a regular basis.

Sorry, I have an aversion to breaking the law.
 

MEchickenfarmer33

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People act like dogs are wild animals that will kill you at he first sight of you, maybe they should do something about it instead of complaining about them. Please don't come here and harass dog lovers
 

MEchickenfarmer33

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Quote:I can't take him to the animal shelter. The local "no-kill" shelter has a several month long waiting list, not to mention a fee. Also, I would have to sign a legal document saying that I own the dog that I am turning in. The county animal shelter doesn't take any turn-ins and doesn't do calls except for "strays" They won't come out for any dog that "looks like" it might have a home. Believe me, the first 3 years I lived here I was on the phone with the 3 agencies (humane society, animal control, and sheriff's office) on a regular basis.

Sorry, I have an aversion to breaking the law.

So a small fee is too much to spare for the safety of your animals. I would give my arms and legs to keep my pets alive.
 

dandydoodle

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Okay being an owner of dogs and birds I think this whole situation is just horrible. I don't feel there ducks are a dime a dozen maybe it is cheap to purchase ducks but, they have their own personalities and many people love their duck pets. At the same time I think it is horrible about what happened to the dogs and about what they are wanting to do to the other dogs. I think the guilty party here is the family that owns the dogs. I don't think dogs should be put to sleep for doing what comes natural to them. The book should be thrown at the people who allowed there dogs to roam freely. They should get a nice hefty fine and I think they should be told if the dogs are found out again that they will take the dogs away. Then if it happens again they should be taken away and re-homed. The dogs shouldn't be killed when it is the owners fault. The owner is the one who should be punished not the animal that really doesn't know any better. Sounds like they need to get some laws in place in the area stating that your animals will be sent to the pound if they are found out of there own yard or off of a leash. Anyway that is just my opinion and opinions are like buttholes everyone has one and some stink. LOL!!! My heart goes out to the duck owners, the ducks and the dogs that didn't have good owners. There are no winners in this situation.
 
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