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post #11 of 28 Old 11-09-2011, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
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I'll definitely need to call and check if I can check the rabies point. I was at work all day do wasn't able to call to see if there's anything else they can do, I would hate for these dogs to find a kid playing outside.
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post #12 of 28 Old 11-09-2011, 08:51 PM
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Electric fences don't generally cost a whole lot, depending on the battery you get and the wire type. Go to any tractor supply/agri supply website and you can get yourself a pretty good estimate. One medium sized (and inexpensive) spool of wire has fenced in about two acres for me.
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post #13 of 28 Old 11-09-2011, 08:55 PM
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killing the dogs will solve it short term, problem is people like that will just get more dogs, You need a 24/7 video camera, also put a sign or too up on the property line telling that ur land is under video survelance. You will then need some sacrifical chickens. And start taking them to court for each and evry chicken lost, Eventually they will get the hint when you start winning law suits. Even if they are only 50 bucks at a time.

Situations like this are so dang frustrating, the law does nothing, you look like amonster if you shoot the dogs, the owners are the problem and often there just isnt much you can do.
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post #14 of 28 Old 11-09-2011, 09:19 PM
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200 bucks is what it cost us to do our pasture fence in hot wire, that's two sides of the 1 1/2 acre pasture, so I'd say under 200 easy.
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post #15 of 28 Old 11-09-2011, 09:26 PM
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In Canada there is a law about being able to have "free use and enjoyment of your property." If there is a similar law where you are, you might be able to charge the neighbours criminally, thus have all dogs taken away and no new ones allowed. I know that this is a tactic I had to use with my neighbours when their 20 million dogs wouldn't SHUT UP! OK... so it was only a dozen little yappers, but man they were so annoying I couldn't do my work anymore.
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post #16 of 28 Old 11-09-2011, 09:28 PM
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I don't know how you'd build an electric fence to keep dogs out. I've heard of people waiting until the nieghbors are gone then turning the dogs loose and shooting them. I'm not advocating that but it's an option. Certainly if they do get on your land don't let any of them get off. A shotgun by the backdoor might work better than a small handgun unless you're a better shot than I am with one.

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post #17 of 28 Old 11-09-2011, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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I couldn't trespass to release them just to shoot them, besides they hardly leave. There's a loaded .22lr by the door, my 4'' .357 revolver on the fridge, the bf's .357 snubby in the nightstand, my 20g is ready too so depending on the situation the right weapon is at hand, I just need something small that I can have on me doing chores outside, going for walks ect; just incase I catch them and don't have time to run inside for something, as well as personal protection (I'm female, and alone over half the time out here).

Never heard of a law like that specifically here, in the city there are noise laws and out here you can complain but there's really not much that cah be done (these dogs are always barking too, and the people screaming at each other).
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post #18 of 28 Old 11-09-2011, 10:06 PM
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Ask the sherrif about a federal law about enjoyment of your property. He may know, but just didn't think about it applying in this situation.
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Same theory as hot wire keeping a dog in. Put it near the bottom and it'll knock them on their butts. If they learn to jump you put a stand in the middle about three inches away from the fence, gee, sounds like I've done this before.
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I work at a humane society where we are also animal control. I second what everyone is saying, hot wire, and shoot to kill. And please, please, please take your best shots to kill and not injure. I don't think these people will give the dogs medical care and I would hate for the poor animal to suffer just because it was raised to be a horrible dog by stupid people. Since they are so far gone that they are a danger to everything around them, people included, I think the best thing would be for all the dogs to be put down.

Start contacting rescue groups and shelters in the area. Take pictures if you can and show them the situation the dogs are in. If they can raise up enough fuss for you, animal control will have no chose but to step it. If all the dogs get seized and brought to the local pound, they will most likely get put down which would be the best situation for everyone.

Also find out who's above the animal control in chain of command, even if you have to go as far as contacting your mayor or something. It sounds like your control officer is going to do nothing about the situation unless someone forces him to.
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