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post #11 of 131 Old 08-26-2013, 10:57 AM
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OMG DWM, he was precious wasn't he:( . Again, so so sorry:(
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post #12 of 131 Old 08-26-2013, 10:59 AM
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My condolences go out to you and yours.

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post #13 of 131 Old 08-26-2013, 11:00 AM
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Just went through something similar this past month. It sucks! I was only away from the property 45 minutes to grocery shop. Neighbors dogs dug under the fence and killed 2 sheep outright, ripped up 6 others. Ended up losing a total of 5 ewes. We got extremely lucky because the dogs wouldn't go home. We had to have the owner come and retrieve them. By the time he did that, AC and the sheriff were here. Don't know what your laws are in CA, but here, issuing a ticket means that the dog has to be turned over to AC in 48hrs or the owner will be arrested.

All I can say is I totally understand what you are going through. Stay firm and fight. The dog owner has to be held responsible.
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post #14 of 131 Old 08-26-2013, 11:02 AM
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That is awful, I really can't imagine having to cope with that, words aren't enough.

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post #15 of 131 Old 08-26-2013, 11:07 AM
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I am so very sorry this happened. I really have to stop reading these threads at work - crying for you. He was the cutest little guy.
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post #16 of 131 Old 08-26-2013, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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By the time he did that, AC and the sheriff were here. Don't know what your laws are in CA, but here, issuing a ticket means that the dog has to be turned over to AC in 48hrs or the owner will be arrested.
She said originally that once he was in the fence they couldnt take him. BUT since they did take him, they will give him a couple options. He can sign the dog over to AC or they will have a proper trial. (sorry for edit, i got confused, too much in my head)

I hope to god he surrenders it. Again, I wish I had shot it, I know he is doing something natural to him, but he isn't a wolf, he's a dog, and even if Pumpkin was a pitiful excuse for a horse, he's still considered "livestock" to be protected.

Anyway apparently here and elsewhere, if the dog is still on your property you can shoot it.

Thanks everybody for your condolences, I just feel so sick, I can't even describe it. My son is still asleep. He won't notice for awhile, I have NO CLUE how to tell a 4 year old that his horse died in a nice way.....

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post #17 of 131 Old 08-26-2013, 11:12 AM
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That dog WASN'T doing something natural....
He is a domesticated dog and should NOT have the urge to tear apart someones pet....

Not safe at all, and it would NOT surprise me if that dog went to attack a human next. That's generally all it takes, one taste of blood.
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post #18 of 131 Old 08-26-2013, 11:14 AM
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You have my most sincere and heartfelt condolences, Demonwolfmoon. I'm very angry at the dog owner. It may not be appropriate at this time but think of getting a lawyer and get him where it hurts - in his pocket book.
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post #19 of 131 Old 08-26-2013, 11:16 AM
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That is simply, unbeleieveably awful! I am stunned . I'd be crazed with anger. I don't know how old your son is, but I am not sure I'd tell him it was a dog. If he is very small, it might make him very afriad of ALL strange dogs, and they arent all bad. But, you'll know what to do.

So, so sorry and hugs from here,
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post #20 of 131 Old 08-26-2013, 11:16 AM
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Oh how awful. I am so sorry :( Hopefully AC will get that dog taken care of. Hugs and prayers for all of you.
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