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A word about animal control
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Posted by SteveB on September 17, 2003 at 10:44:23 from (188.8.131.52):
Animal control is not all that it is cracked up to be, at least in Illinois.
Neighbor's dog from 1/4 mile up the road spent more time at my house than at his and after over a dozen phone calls to the owner I got tired of it and filed a complaint with animal control. Two days later animal control is serving a complaint against me filed by this neighbor in revenge even though my dogs never left the yard. Cost me 2 days in court to get out of it.
I enquired with animal control how best to resolve this without another bogus ticket and they advised that the next time catch the dog, call them and they will retrieve and issue the ticket. Well, the next time was a Sunday and they didn't want to come get it on Sunday so I told them it would be locked in my tool shed with food and water and they could get it on Monday - no problem with them. Neighbor found out I had his dog locked up and called sheriff's office. I had a choice of either releasing the dog or going to jail for theft.
There will be no more dealing with animal control for me. I can deal with the occasional visit from a neighbor dog but regular visits will be dealt with with lead.
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