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SPCA visit yesterday and today
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screaminghollow    Posted 08-05-2004 at 13:55:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Some crazed woman came down our driveway yesterday and was ranting at my wife and kids about our goats being out on the road and being sick, etc. She flashed a SPCA id and was nearly yelling at the top of her lungs about our goats. We calmly explained that the goats are all in the pasture and as she could see, there is a fence all around. (just finished it last week) We have records to show they were all wormed on July 19, 2004 and in addition the vet had recently been out to do some CAE tests for show certifications and said they were all fat and healthy. That didn't calm the woman down, she pointed to another pasture, where we keep the horses and said they came from there and were out on the road, in the neighbor's yards etc. We told her that someone was obviously calling in a crank call to harrass us. that yes indeed a few weeks ago, someone had cut our fence, but it had been patched. We gave each neighbor, whose yard was visited, a personal apology and a dozen fresh brown eggs as a peace offering. (The lady could see that the goats were healthy) She refused to say who called in the report and left in a huff. This morning she calls back and says that she just recieved a report that our goats were in the road at that very minute. I explained that I was in the pasture feeding the goats and was on the portable phone and all were present and accounted for. About ten minutes later the idiot is chasing some strange goats down my driveway screaming at me about how she is going to press charges against me. I lost it then and there. I screamed back in some ungentlemanly words, that any ###5&& jack*&^ could see that all my goats have ID tags and scrapie tags in their (bleeping)ears. The alleged diseased goats she was chasing onto my property had no such tags and weren't even the same color as our herd. Our goats are boers, nearly all white with some brown on the heads. I told her I was going to sue her personally for any diseases she brought on my property with these strange goats. When she began to calm down and realize that she really is an idiot, I explained that I follow some ag security measures for a reason, I don't want strange diseases brought in by unknown animals, etc. Then I told her that she and the goats were trespassing and I was calling the police to have her charged with trespassing. She never apologized, but I don't think I'll ever see her face again. (The goats came from a farm about a half mile down the road, but I didn't tell her. Figured I'd just torture her by letting her deal with the goats)

KellyGa    Posted 08-05-2004 at 16:20:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like a bunch of hooey, glad that lady got what she deserved for harrassing you. People...I tell ya...

Ron/PA    Posted 08-05-2004 at 15:11:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
After seeing some of the news footage, I've often wondered what authority these SPCA folks have? Do you need to allow them access to your property? Do they actually have any authority?
We used to have a very over zealous guy working out of our local SPCA who let it be know he set nearly on the right hand of God.

deadcarp    Posted 08-05-2004 at 16:49:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Like many tree huggers and self-appointed gods, their only authority is their own ego. If they need an education, i have extra cement blocks and there's plenty of holes in the bog. :)

deadcarp    Posted 08-05-2004 at 15:08:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
I love country justice and that's a beauty!

Our neighbor was lazy about fixing his half of our shared fence years ago, and his cows got into our corn field again. I saw them and went to get dad for help. He said let's round them up. We corralled them and started milking at about 2 pm. By chore time we'd hand-milked all 2 dozen head, (we had to borrow another cream can from grampa) herded them back to their side and propped up the fence. The phone soon rang & it was emil hopping mad "Sumpting's wrong witt mine cowse - day kott no milk!" Dad assured him it was probably from our lousy corn they'd been eating. Next morning emil fixed the fence. I love country justice :)

Steve from TN    Posted 08-05-2004 at 15:32:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is funny! I love real justice when people get their comeuppence.

Kellyb    Posted 08-05-2004 at 14:50:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
... I just love those kind of days.. :)

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