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Neighbors Dog
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Gunner    Posted 02-16-2005 at 18:49:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bit my BIL, bit my sister & a family friend over about a years time - The thing bit me today
Wife says enough. Guy at church says to take the thing out.
I've warned the neighbor many times- Any thoughts?

FedUp    Posted 06-08-2006 at 20:56:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I've read all the subjects on this issue and hate like heck to kill a neighbors dog,especially when it's the kids dog but this woman will not keep control of these animals to save her neck! One poops in my yard every single day,then growls and barks at me when I go to chase her off! Just tonight I go to let my own dog in from a well fenced in back yard and for gosh sakes there's another one of her dogs staring me in the face,and growling.She's had this problem many times with the other neighbors and oviously nothing has been done about it on her part,but I gave her fair warning tonight,I told her if her dogs were caught in my yard again I'd shoot them! I'm I horrible for doing this? I really wish she's spend some of that partying money on a fence!!!

KellyGa    Posted 02-17-2005 at 09:47:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Vicious dog, get it picked up by the police and go to court, they will put it down, and it will all be legal.

A friend of Shelbys got attacked by a dog, puther in the hospital, three surgeries and more to follow. The dog was euthenized.

Mike in tn    Posted 02-17-2005 at 07:40:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
I would just shoot him. But if you don't want your neighbor to give you problems over it, there is another way. Get you a live trap and catch the dog in it. Then drop the trap with the dog in it in a stock tank, or pond, whatever as long as the water is deeper than the trap. Come back later and take the dog out and lay him on the ground. Take your car and run over his head a couple of times to flatten it out. After dark drive by your neighbors house and pitch the dog out in the road. He will never consider anything except that he got run over. I know this sounds cruel and I would just shoot him. But your situation may not be where you can do that without alot of trouble. Also just because he is not your dog won't keep you out of a lawsuit if he bites the right one on your property.

Ron/PA    Posted 02-17-2005 at 04:59:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Gunner, I come to your house, and your dog bites me, I don't come back. Your dog comes to my house and bites me, he don't come back. Yer dog comes out on public property and bites me, I'll invite him to my house one time.
I wouldn't take that from a human on my own property, I sure wouldn't take it from an animal. I love dogs as much as anybody. I won't tollerate a dog that bites an invited guest at my home, (him I'd tie) but neither man nor beast is going to come and threaten or bite me or mine. It's time to pull the 3 S and develope amnesia.

Redneck    Posted 02-17-2005 at 02:11:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Any friends with a dog that likes to rumble? Dogs and people are so much alike. Most that think they are bad and go around griping and biting anywhere they please, don't have any salt to em'. They are running a bluff and until someone calls that bluff they will keep at it. My Great Dane did it best. She didn't bark or act like she even noticed when a loud mouth gripey dog got close... close enough to be sent packing with their tail between their legs. Lesson learned. You'd be surprised how much these critters remember when they get taught the right way.

MikeT    Posted 02-16-2005 at 22:51:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A neighbor dog from a street over was loose and came into our front yard and tore the hell out of our poodle. Vet bills came to $3200. I suggested that the neighbor should reimburse us for the expenses. She quit talking after that.

About 9 months later I argued the case against their insurance lawyer in small claims court. That dumb lawyer asked for a jury trial and I had 3 eye witnesses to the incident plus the vets deposition as to the cause and extent of the injuries. The jury gave me $5000 (small claims limit). People still have that darn dog and it still gets out occasionally.

Hal/WA    Posted 02-16-2005 at 22:45:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
About 50 years ago, a neighbor's dog bit my sister as she walked home from grade school. It had bit our next door neighbor girl the week before and the owner had been warned that if he didn't control the dog, it would die.

My Dad got the 30.06 out and walked to the dog's owner's house. The guy was on the porch and so was the dog. My Dad told him that the dog had bit my sister a little earlier, and I guess the guy started cussing my Dad out. My Dad took careful aim and shot the dog right through the heart as the owner was hanging onto his collar. Then my Dad went home, the problem solved.

My family was never very good friends with that family, even though my Dad later saved one of their daughters from drowning. But apparently nothing else was ever said about the dog.

I suppose today if a person did what my Dad did, that person would be arrested and convicted of assault with a deadly weapon and might even go to prison. But things were different then, probably a lot better.

No one should have to put up with a dog that bites or makes you feel that you are in imminent danger of being bit. I would suggest talking to your local law enforcement to see if there is an agency responsible for dealing with dangerous dogs. I would request that a formal, written report be filed (and make sure that they have done it). If another agency does the dog enforcement, I would suggest contacting them and being a "squeaky wheel". You also might want to talk to an attorney about the problem, and for advice about the laws of your state and local jurisdiction about dog problems. The attorney might have a reasonable and effective solution. It would be worth a little money to get the problem solved.

And if you try all the above and nothing happens, and the dog remains loose and threatening, I would shoot it while it is on your property and get rid of it.

But I would NOT suggest shooting it on the owner's porch while it is between the owner's legs!!!

Hollie    Posted 02-16-2005 at 21:34:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had a sorta same type problem...the neighbor right behind us had a rothweiler...big ol black slobbery nasty dog....and every time id pull into our driveway and get out he would charge the fence...have to admit it scared me...but i always said if he came over that fence i'd introduce him to my 45 glock....well one day i went out the back door and wasn't paying any attention...he was loose...standing in my yard...i was halfway between my car and the back door was run to the car or run to the house and get the gun...he just lowered his head and growled...i went for the my wits back about me...and called the state guys and asked if i had the right to shoot him...yep the trooper told i went out the back door to get him...gun in hand...and saw his owner dragging him by the collar back home...that ended that...but gee, somehow that dog died...i heard he ate hamberger laced with ground light bulbs...bad deal...NOT!

Smitty of Cal    Posted 02-16-2005 at 22:30:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't disagree with you about killing a dog as I have had to do it a few times but anything less than a clean kill is wrong , no poison, ground glass etc.

deadcarp    Posted 02-16-2005 at 21:47:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
my cousin's the "mayor" of a drinkwater town - when people complain about loose dogs getting into trash, he quietly scatters a few doctored frozen meatballs. pretty soon the dogs are trash. he has to treat them every year or so.

deadcarp    Posted 02-16-2005 at 21:14:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
my dad used to say "never get so close to a critter that you can't put it down if the time comes." when we moved to town, it was brownie's time. he was big & grumpy & old. and he'd been my babysitter. second time we came back, dad handed me the 16 guage, said he could only take 1 of us along and gave me a choice. i felt like such a coward by coming back without brownie. :)

Quint    Posted 02-16-2005 at 21:07:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Shoot, shovel and shut up. I wouldn't feel the LEAST bit bad about it.

It is done all the time.

James(Ga)    Posted 02-16-2005 at 20:01:15       [Reply]  [No Email]

Gunner,most states have a lease law,was the dog on your property and off lease? if so the owner is responceable for dogs actions and now you should be careful because of rabies,if he bit me or any of my family he would go missing. James

marlowe    Posted 02-16-2005 at 20:01:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
with a name like [gunner] WHY would you ask

JoeK    Posted 02-16-2005 at 19:52:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here,if a dog bites w/o provocation the owner must show proof of vaccination or dog is held for observation at owners expense.Any bites/ damage/livestock complaints are recorded toward"public nuisance" action..or keeping vicious animal complaint...owner financially responsible for damages and if determined vicious by hearing,will be put down by anumal control....Unfortunately"Paper,paper,paper" must be generated for legal recourse.

GrannyG    Posted 02-16-2005 at 19:36:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
I also tried to turn the other cheek when my neighbor's dogs killed my chickens, not once. not twice, but three times. He told me animals and livestock don't mix, and I told him it was my property and his dogs were on it. My DH finally warned him for the last time. They were in our lot again, and my husband went out the front door with the gun.The guy just happened to be driving by, and he stopped, jumped out of his car, ran to our lot, opened the gate, and grabbed his dogs, yelling "don't kill my dogs", 'don't shoot my dogs". They haven't been back since, but they had killed 17 of my chickens, torn up my cat, and he could just kiss both of my cheeks, I'd had it. You have to keep your dogs chained up here or behind a fenced yard. He works for the city, and felt he could do as he pleased.

mud    Posted 02-16-2005 at 19:32:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
there was a dog like that here once. bit one family member.

bury it 2 feet beneath road kill case it gets dug up again.

S.S.SGeneSC    Posted 02-16-2005 at 19:01:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ya got the screename for it LOL

Sorry to say    Posted 02-16-2005 at 19:01:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
I agree - time to take care of the problem ... permenantly. I hate to say that Gunner because I love animals but you need to put safety on top of the list.

I suppose the alternative is to take the dog in and see if there are medical problems that will encourage it to be aggressive. Sometimes that works.

- Peanut

SusieQ    Posted 02-17-2005 at 04:37:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Right is lambing season, and there is a notice in our local paper each week to keep dogs tied up or confined to kennels.....the farmer upon seeing a dog or pack of dogs, can, will and does shoot dogs if they are killing lambs, I am an animal lover, but one has to show some time of responsibility when having dogs or cats...Here, if one owns a dog that is mean.............your home owners ins has a list of deadly mean dogs, and does not have to insure you.

Too many claims, we just had a child a few months ago had been attacked by a pit bull, the dog ate the child's ear...owner and dog took off, and the child's parents are faced with bills, medical expenses. Not fair. But things happen. Dogs that get the taste of blood, aren't going to improve, so think about putting them down, or confining them to a big kennel, because folks certainly get tire of this type of behavior, besides it is costly too.

wacahootaman    Posted 02-17-2005 at 08:20:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had a feller rentin frum me once who had a pit bull. I warned him about gettin one, but he figured he had a fenced yard so he wouldnt have any problem.

One day that bad boy got out and killed some of my other neighbor's young calfs. I payed the neighbor cash for his dead livestock and upped the rent on the owner of the dog till I got payed back.

He got rid of the pitbull shortly thereafter.

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