Horrific Loss...How the Heck do I cope? What do I tell my son?! (graphic descrip) - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
 120Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 131 Old 08-26-2013, 10:57 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,880
• Horses: 0
OMG DWM, he was precious wasn't he:( . Again, so so sorry:(
Muppetgirl is offline  
post #12 of 131 Old 08-26-2013, 10:59 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Northwest Florida
Posts: 4,370
• Horses: 4
My condolences go out to you and yours.

I am Second
Born Once, Die Twice. Born Twice, Die Once.
Roadyy is offline  
post #13 of 131 Old 08-26-2013, 11:00 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 346
• Horses: 2
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.
BigGreyHorse is offline  
post #14 of 131 Old 08-26-2013, 11:02 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 15,433
• Horses: 2
That is awful, I really can't imagine having to cope with that, words aren't enough.

Thinking of you and your family

“Never attribute to malice that which can be attributed to stupidity”
Golden Horse is offline  
post #15 of 131 Old 08-26-2013, 11:07 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Posts: 2,817
• Horses: 2
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.
Hunter65 is offline  
post #16 of 131 Old 08-26-2013, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Desert from Hell, CA.
Posts: 1,399
• Horses: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by BigGreyHorse View Post
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.....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jareth, the Goblin King
I move the stars for no one.
RIP Pumpkin: 2012-8/26/13
demonwolfmoon is offline  
post #17 of 131 Old 08-26-2013, 11:12 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Powhatan, Virginia
Posts: 878
• Horses: 2
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.
JaneyWaney9 and FlyGap like this.
xlionesss is offline  
post #18 of 131 Old 08-26-2013, 11:14 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 3,764
• Horses: 0
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.
Chevaux is offline  
post #19 of 131 Old 08-26-2013, 11:16 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 47,733
• Horses: 2
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,
Caroline
tinyliny is online now  
post #20 of 131 Old 08-26-2013, 11:16 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 11,953
• Horses: 0
Oh how awful. I am so sorry :( Hopefully AC will get that dog taken care of. Hugs and prayers for all of you.
Posted via Mobile Device
MHFoundation Quarters is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do you cope with the loss? Snizard93 Horse Talk 24 02-03-2013 04:26 AM
Horrific injury... Chiilaa Horse Talk 22 11-20-2010 12:00 AM
This is Horrific.... SorrelHorse Horse Health 5 08-06-2010 07:52 AM
Horrific Horse Injury - extremly long (Warning, Graphic Pictures) ~Freedom Rider~ Horse Health 100 11-09-2009 05:49 PM
Warning Graphic Son's head meets barbed wire. Dumas'_Grrrl General Off Topic Discussion 16 02-28-2009 11:36 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome