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post #1 of 15 Old 05-14-2014, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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who do I call?

So person down the roads dogs were after my week old foal today. Didn't hurt her but more or less... checking her out and messing with her. Sure they'll be back.

Now this persons dogs have killed 2 pairs of goats we have.
Other neighbors dogs have killed a mini donkey.


Bunch of Cat's constantly being killed.

I'm tired of people and their piece of **** dogs, really ****ed. I want to know what I can do to get these dogs out of her.

No joke I'm about to start sitting outside extra early so I can can catch them and shooting every one I see.


But before that I wanna try to get it taken care of legally.
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post #2 of 15 Old 05-14-2014, 10:42 AM
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So person down the roads dogs were after my week old foal today. Didn't hurt her but more or less... checking her out and messing with her. Sure they'll be back.


Now this persons dogs have killed 2 pairs of goats we have.
Other neighbors dogs have killed a mini donkey.


Bunch of Cat's constantly being killed.

I'm tired of people and their piece of **** dogs, really ****ed. I want to know what I can do to get these dogs out of her.

No joke I'm about to start sitting outside extra early so I can can catch them and shooting every one I see.


But before that I wanna try to get it taken care of legally.
1. call local law enforcement and file a complaint so that it is on record
2. call local animal control so they are also aware and have it on record
3. shoot the dogs anytime they step foot on your property

if you happen to actually shoot and kill a dog, call local law enforcement and local animal cotnrol to come remove the carcass --- if the dog has a tag or anything identifying it to an owner -- the owner will be charged with disposal fee's and possibly even a fine --- that will make them think twice about letting their dogs run loose

if you happen to shoot a dog and not kill it, expect the owner to show up, in which case try to get their name, and follow up with local law enforcement and local animal control --- they could be fined for damage of property

regardless of whether or not you really intend to shoot or kill the dogs, call local law enforcement and local animal control ... this is a cover your butt step and should be done right away

-- edit --

i see you are from Texas --- shoot and shoot to kill -- the law is on your side

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1. File a police report every time something happens. Your police will probably get P.O.'d about it but they will remember, if something does happen.

2. Take pictures once the dogs are on your property. I HOPE there is a leash law in your county.

2.1 Hard as this will be, get pics and/or videos of the dogs deviling your foal, THEN do something about it. How we did something about it was to get on the 4-wheeler with the rifle and shoot over the dog's head.

That Segways into my own story:

1. New neighbor on the road up on the ridge that we can't see his house but his two little Weasel Dogs liked to come into the pasture and devil my horses. I was amazed my horse that normally chases dogs didn't go after them. These dogs were either JR/mixes or Chihuahua/mixes and pretty small so maybe that's why Rusty didn't do anything when one of them got within 12 inches of his nose and started to growl.

2. The neighbor thru the woods on my road is a county deputy; I called him. He knows the guy and said the guy's "always been a nut case and I've dealt with him in the past".

2.1 Deputy goes to the guy's new house, guy gives deputy as much crap as he can without getting arrested, deputy tells man we WILL shoot his dog(s) if they chase our livestock.

3. Next day the Weasel dogs are back at chasing my horses. Mr. WTW lost it (he's Type A so it doesn't take much), he got the rifle, got on the 4-wheeler and went after the dogs who were still deviling my horses.

3.1 He got pretty close to the dogs as they were trying to run under the fence and head home. He shot a couple rounds over their heads that we know the owner heard and probably watched.

4. The dogs haven't been back since and that was two months ago.

5. Another huge help was the Sunday Mr. WTW was chainsawing a tree lightening had destroyed and it was laying on the fence. Our Cur/Fox Terrier and the Dobe/Rott were supervising the chainsawing event.

6. Losers dogs, including his big Golden came down to the fence, barking for all they were worth but did not try to cross the fence<-- I think that was because he has those dogs trained to a silent whistle.

Our dogs have no formal guard training but they are very well mannered. They both stood up, looked at the neighbor's dogs and said "rrrrrrrooooofff".

The dogs wagged their tails and went back up the hill. I know darn well Mr. Loser saw all that happen and now has a whole new respect for the old people living below him that he thought he could bully and do as he pleased.

Meaning, after you file your police report and take pictures, get your gun, even if it's an air pistol and let loose on the dog(s).

Rule Number One in the game of life on the bad side of the sidewalk, is to always let the opposition think you are at least one notch crazier than they are

I hope you can get this resolved quickly. If you work, you may have to shut the mare and foal in until the foal grows big enough that it is no longer viewed as fair game by the dogs.

Or just shoot the dogs; once you file police reports and your concerns are on record, you should be within your rights to kill the dogs if nothing else works.

Our neighbor was warned by the police and we would have killed those two little one in a heartbeat, if need be. Once the owner saw we meant business, he became very diligent at keeping them on his side of the boundary fence.

EDITED TO ADD: JMike posted while I was typing and pretty much said the same thing:)
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Well you can get livestock dogs. Have about 3 or so and the other dogs won't be a problem. They have to LOVE with the herd and belong to the herd, not you, but they work.


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Texas it is legal to shoot the dogs to protect your livestock. Just SSS.
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To add I say shoot the dogs, but livestock guard dogs are your ace in the hole. You cannot be out there 24/7 but the dogs can. and they can attack a stray/loos dog when you cant get a clear shot.
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Why did no one shoot those dogs after the FIRST offense? WHY did the neighborhood allow them to keep killing?
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You are not doing anything illegal if you do shoot the dogs.

Assuming the neighbours know about other instances mentioned, I would shoot the dog and return it to them dead. Otherwise, SSS shoot, shovel, shut up.

You can electrify the fence around the field where they go in. If they are going under the fence run the hot wire about a foot off the ground, if they are going over then run it along the top of the fence.
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post #10 of 15 Old 05-14-2014, 11:48 AM Thread Starter
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Why did no one shoot those dogs after the FIRST offense? WHY did the neighborhood allow them to keep killing?
He shot one and the owner knows but doesn't care.
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