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Re: A word about animal control
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Posted by Fawteen on September 17, 2003 at 16:48:02 from (126.96.36.199):
In Reply to: A word about animal control posted by SteveB on September 17, 2003 at 10:44:23:
BTDT. Neighbors who had right-of-way across my land to get to their crappy trailer. Their dog got loose three times in less than two hours, and made a bee-line for my sheep every time.
First time, I asked 'em nice to keep their dog on a chain.
Second time, I told them in plain English that I'd kill it if it set foot on my land again.
Third time, BANG!
They called the Sheriff. Sheriff's deputy came down, looked at the dog laying there with his head still drove through the fence, looked at me, said "Nice shot" got in his car and left.
Well, actually he went to their trailer and explained to them that criminally, they didn't have a leg to stand on, but if they wanted to get a lawyer and pursue a civil suit, that was their right.
Other folks have had less pleasant experiences under similar circumstances. One feller I know wound up in court and it cost him several thousand dollars to defend himself against what was basically a nuisance suit.
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