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      Marya1961 wrote Jul 6, 2012
    • Just today I was told by my next door neighbor that the neighbor behind them was severely bitten by their neighbor’s dog.  Those people live right behind us and their dog has been terrorizing everyone.  My next door neighbor’s Boston Terrier was bitten by that dog and it chomped right through the little guy’s paw causing extreme damage, the little guy still has issues with his paw.

      So anyway, the person who owns the dog has not apologized to anyone for the dog’s behavior, not offered financial help with the vet bill, and did not apologize to the man who had his hand bitten.  The man required extensive stitches and his hand swelled up.

      Animal control was called to check out the dog...now apparently this was a rescue dog who the people took in, it is taken care of with shots, is fed and taken care of...but the people are just air heads when it comes to safety issues with the dog.  We are all scared to death of this dog and although there are fences on our properties, the dog wants to kill someone or something.

      What do you think about this?




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      Nita P wrote Jul 6, 2012
    • petition council, talk to the authorities, get all those affected to sign a paper of their grievances, can someone of authority mediate the situation. can the dog be retrained and given to new owners perhaps that too would be a consideration.  its a terrible and sad situation not easy.  good negotiatingheartfrownhappy




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      Jenniwren wrote Jul 6, 2012
    • Well, if the dog is within their yard, there is not much anyone can do, but stay away.  However, if the dog is getting loose and “terrorizing” the neighborhood, that is a different matter altogether.  In most areas/neighborhoods, cities and municipalities, dogs must be kept on a leash if not fenced in, no matter the size of the dog.  If this is not the case, several complaints to authorities is warranted, and they will have no choice but to act, according to the laws of your particular area!  It is admirable that they took in a rescue animal, but I have found that many people who own dogs should not!!!  They may have had good intentions, but that does not mean they should be owners!  Letting owners know how you feel can bring on defensiveness, which only makes the situation more difficult.  I wish you luck in dealing with this situation!




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      Frannie1964 wrote Jul 7, 2012
    • Do they let the dog roam around outside on its own? Are they with the dog and on a leash?
      If these people are just letting their dog roam and not keeping an eye on him then they are responsible for these things happening and shame on them!  

      I know my dog is territorial and if anyone he doesn’t know comes onto our yard then he’s going to act on it. But he is behind a locked gate, and we have plenty of dog beware signs up on all our gates. Also our dog is the sweetest dog when out walking and in public with us. Just when we are home and he’s in his own yard he’s territorial.  

      I say these neighbors need to seriously get some dog training classes for their dog and keep more of an eye on him cause with the way laws are now a days, they aren’t going to have him. I think that would suck for the dog cause they rescued him. If they cared about this dog then they better act on this behavior and apologize to these people. I hope no one else gets injured. I would hate for the dog to be punished for their stupidity!




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      Mzd3 wrote Jul 7, 2012
    • Mean dogs should be put down... I really like dogs, but I have no use for a dog like that.




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      Frannie1964 wrote Jul 7, 2012
    • Everyone has a right to their own opinion. But I would have to disagree with you mzd3.  

      I believe it’s the owners fault who either owned the dog before and who owns the dog now. If your going to own a pet whether you rescued them or not, you are responsible to train that dog and care for them.  

      The problem is some people do not know how to own a pet and they train them to be mean or just don’t bother. Very sad but it shouldn’t be put down because of some idiot irresponsible people.

      I will always say, blame the owner and not the breed. Just saying!




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      Marya1961 wrote Jul 8, 2012
    • Thank you everyone for your input.  I feel the same as you 100% Frannie!  My problem is with the owners of the dog.  Their property has only a post and rail fence with wire through the middle, so not a great barrier.

      All of us have been concerned that a small child may accidentally put his/her hand through the fence and be seriously injured.  The dog was in quarantine for the last couple of days, but yesterday hub said he saw the dog wandering around in the yard.  Not much we can do, but keep our distance and be very cautious.  The man who had his hand bitten is good friends with these people, so he is not doing anything about it.

      Pretty soon our shrubs will be very big and tall and block out the blockheads and their pets...very sad!!heartbreak




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      Vikki Hall wrote Jul 8, 2012
    • Have you tried to talk to them gently? Commending them for taking on a rescue dog but also offering care on how a rescue dog may have special needs.

      I’m not big on having to put any animals down and I do agree it’s the owners not the breed. However I did have a rottie ( my 2nd one) that I had as a puppy, took him to training and worked with him. At 2 years of ge he turned on me. At that point I was the only one he liked but when he turned on me we had to turn him in heartbreak

      The 2 dogs we’ve had since have been rescue ones and the common thing between them is they do get anxious around strangers or new sounds/things. So we take special care to gently introduce them while making themM feel safe and secure.




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      Mzd3 wrote Jul 8, 2012
    • I would not normally say put a dog down either but when humans have neglected and/or abused dogs, they usually do not change back after being aggressive. My brother has a Pitt/rott mix. When they go on vacation I go attempt to feed him, he acts like a crazed dog, hair on end, teeth showing, growling, foaming at the mouth, he is terrifying to say the least. He will never change, and no one can go near him, what kind of life is that?
      frannie, I agree with blame the owners,  most times, but like Vikki, some breeds are just aggressive. Some  times there’s no other choice and they can’t be rehabitated.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Jul 8, 2012
    • Dianne...... It’s rough either way. Try to train them and hope they don’t get aggressive or put them down. It hurts either way!




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      Mzd3 wrote Jul 8, 2012
    • I have had chows in the past, I know how some breeds  can be. My chows were great with me, but not with strangers. And yes, you have to train them, and sometimes that doesn’t even work. I hate to see a dog be put down too, sometimes there’s no other choice.




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      Marya1961 wrote Jul 9, 2012
    • This morning “Luke” the dog was outside in the yard.  The little Boston Terrier next door was out also doing his business.  Luke came flying to the fence, which happens to be ours, since our fence abuts their property and was out of control, barking viciously and angry.  Little Tinker (the Boston) is petrified, but also wants to protect his space, so a match begins.  The owner of Luke did come running out and bring him in.  I wish there was something we could do, but these people do not have good reasoning skills, so therefore we all ignore them.

      I also don’t want to see any pet put down, so our family does not go near the back of the yard when Luke is out and will not allow any of our younger relatives to venture to the back alone.




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