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View Poll Results: What would you do in this situation?
Gather the dog crap and put it in their mail box with a strongly worded letter. 4 50.00%
Go and talk with them, AGAIN. 0 0%
Call animal control. 4 50.00%
Suck it up, and do nothing. 0 0%
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post #11 of 21 Old 06-11-2008, 05:35 AM
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living in farm country and having a husband in law enforcement i would shot the dog......rule of thumb is that if a dog attacks livestock or any thing that protect live stock it can be shot....the first thing my husband did when i first moved out here was how to teach me how to shoot a .22 rifle, as for hitting the dog with your car...check out first if your state has the law were as if you hit a own but not attened dog that owner will pay for damages to the car....i know that's sounds a little to harsh....but...............or you can do a field dump with the dog........catch it and drive 3 counties away and dump it off........i'm know i'm going to chatch a lot for this but it's what we do out here with problem dog's.........which we could do the same for problem nieghbours, our nieghbour to the east of us has been a nightmare since we moved here, cutting fences, calling the sherrifs dept on us for nothing, tresspassing, he's planted some of his crop on our side of the prperty......although he's pretty much left a lone since we put our lawyers hunting club signs in our field .....our lawyers brither sued him last year and one.
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post #12 of 21 Old 06-11-2008, 10:12 AM
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I think 5 counts as a pack. When there are that many dogs running together, it can get really dangerous really fast.
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post #13 of 21 Old 06-11-2008, 10:50 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys for the support. I am a paralegal major, so finding statues about this particular subject should be easy enough. Iíve neglected the problem thus far because granted the dogs got IN our fence, have been crapping in our yard, they havenít shown aggression until they attacked my dogs.

I know enough NOT to put anything in their mailbox, although I want to, I would never do it lol. Maybe gather all the crap, buy them a few leashes, and hang it from the mail box? Hehe, no, Iím just kidding.

What I will do is call them, tell them what happened, then tell them the very next time I see them on my property PERIOD I will call the animal control and or the sheriffís department. That will be their fair warning. If that doesnít light a fire under someoneís butt I will have to allow my husband to shoot them.

When we found their dogs in our fenced in yard it was Christmas Day, and right then my husband was going to shoot them all. They were fighting among themselves it was actually terrifying. Instead of shooting them, I removed my dogs, and then I called the people to have them come and get their dogs. I couldnít bear to watch someone lose their dog on Christmas day. Since then weíve had both of our dogs fixed so thatís no longer an issue. Anyway, thatís neither here nor there.

I havenít seen the dogs yet this morning, and a little later this morning I will call and hopefully get an adult. With 13 kids in that house, there is no telling what is going on there. We hear crazy stuff going on there all the time. Fireworks going off, kids screaming, dogs yelping.. Cripes..

Oh and Yea, I would consider 5 dogs running together to be a pack of dogs. At any rate, Iíll have to snoop around and see what MN statutes have to say about the topic.

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post #14 of 21 Old 06-11-2008, 02:17 PM
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Please let us know how it goes, Moxie!
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post #15 of 21 Old 06-11-2008, 11:52 PM
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Yeah, please keep us posted.

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post #16 of 21 Old 06-12-2008, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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So I called my neighbors yesterday. I talked with the mom of the family, she was pretty nice, and understanding about the whole ordeal. Of course neglected to show any concern about my two dogs, if they had any injuries, and if there were any vet bills inquired due to the fight their dogs started.

I was extremely polite, yet firm, I simply stated that enough is enough, I see your dogs all over our neighborhood, I have braked for them several times, they are now showing aggression toward other animals, and I simply cant stand for it another moment! I told them that they either keep the dogs under control, or the very next time I seem them running unattended I will be forced to call the police. I said nothing of the possibility of the dogs being shot. Lets face it, out here, a dog could disappear, and no one would ever REALLY find out what happened to it. She said she understood, she apologized, and that was that.

No more than an hour later, what do I see coming up the road?! The very same two dogs that attacked mine, I was outraged! Of course my husband was at work, and I simply could not shoot them, so I brought my dogs in from outside, called the sheriff's department and explained the whole situation. The dogs had passed, and I'm sure at one point returned to their home. Late yesterday I noticed a county sheriff pulling out of their drive way. It didn't look like he took any of the animals with him, so I'm sure the police officer must of gave them a verbal smack down.

As of yet, I haven't seen anything of the dogs.

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post #17 of 21 Old 06-12-2008, 12:25 PM
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Good. Hopefully a visit by the local PO PO will keep them in line for a while.

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post #18 of 21 Old 06-12-2008, 02:51 PM
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Good for you for giving them a phone call. Hopefully thats the end of it with that one.
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post #19 of 21 Old 06-12-2008, 02:54 PM
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LMAO - probably ticketed them for not having dog liscences... fined them for the no leash law and uh... no rabies?
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post #20 of 21 Old 06-12-2008, 09:33 PM
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Good for you, Moxie! Now stick with it! Call them in everytime you see them. The sheriff's department will get tire of having to go over there, and they'll really start cracking down of them.
I can't believe those dogs were running loose right after your phone call to the neighbor. Some people! Sounds like they deserve what they get...
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