What would YOU do?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Qi Chicken, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. Qi Chicken

    Qi Chicken Songster

    Jul 3, 2009
    Our neighbors dog gets out.

    First time it came over and we took it back. No damage.

    Second time it came over my daughter was holding a chicken and it went for the chicken. Daughter scared. Took it back and talked to neighbor. He promised dog would not get out.

    Third time dog got out and attacked flock. Severely injured two on October 30. One EE roo (our only roo) and one BA hen. Spent two weeks rehabbing them in isolation. Spent about an hour each night treating them. Put them back with the flock. Hen ok but roo keeps getting pecked. Now in isolation again (in DECEMBER) with blood drawn on tail. Lost most of tail in attack.

    We spent about 60$ on meds for the chickens. Roo got infected so we got antibiotics. Never took into vet, that would have been another 100. Also got saddles which I think we have to put on now. I got the fancy saddles but the standard kind are cheaper and I used the cheaper kind when determining what went into making up the 60$. Of course this does not account for our time.

    My husband says let it go. I say give the guy a bill for 60$. What would you do?????

    PS He told us to kill his dog for him. He has not gotten rid of it.
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2010

  2. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Songster

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    He sounds like a real winner. I'd contact animal control, they won't be able to do anything now, but starting a paper trail is a good thing. I'd also tell the neighbor that the second attack resulted in $60 worth of meds etc. but don't hold out much hope that he'll pay. Shoot the dog for me--What an irresponsible jerk! [​IMG]
  3. Qi Chicken

    Qi Chicken Songster

    Jul 3, 2009
    Yes, I did contact animal control. They said the animal had to be IN THE ACT of attacking for them to do anything. Even if we had dead chickens everywhere and held the dog. But, like you said, they do have a papertrail. The sherrif seemed to think that we should shoot the dog in the butt and he would be so scared he wouldn't come back. From what I've read the owner of the dog could ask for damages. Hmm.
  4. dreamcatcherarabians

    dreamcatcherarabians Songster

    Jul 29, 2010
    Next time the dog came onto my property, I would lure him into my truck with a treat, remove collar and tags and take him to the pound. End of problem.

  5. ErinG

    ErinG Songster

    Sep 6, 2010
    How horrible. I am so frustrated with bad dog owners. I agree, take that dog to the pound. It's shouldn't be your responsibility, but it does affect you. Maybe it will turn out better for the dog as well, it could end up with someone that loves it and cares for it better.
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Poor dog... with the looser owner.
    I'd take the dog to the pound...
  7. tammyd57

    tammyd57 Songster

    Take it to an animal shelter far, far away. The further the better, maybe the owner won't look too far when it goes missing.
    If you think it might bite, use a live trap to catch it instead of just trying to lure it into your car. That can be dangerous.
    I would mention to the dog's owner that I was out $60 for their carelessness, but I don't think I'd hold my breath waiting to be reimbursed.

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