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Dog attacked and injured

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  1. Matts96HB

    Matts96HB . Moderator VIP

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    My mother and grandmother were out walking our dog (11 yr old chocolate lab - female) through our neighborhood when a dog came up from behind them and bit into the rear end of my lab. $600 in vet bills and medicine later, we have our lab home with several stitches and drain tubes.

    Luckily my mom was able to get a good look at the dog before it ran off. She told me that it was light brown with some white on it, and it wasn't wearing a collar. She also said she thought it was a pit bull.

    After a couple of hours of searching, I saw a dog run across the street that fit the description. It went through some bushes and I lost sight of it. But I waited. The dog came back out again so I got out of my car and followed it. Watched it jump a small fence into a backyard. After watching for a couple of minutes I saw someone let the dog in the back door of the house. Took note of the address and headed home.

    We contacted animal control, and an officer came out to take a report. He informed us that because of the extent of our dog's injuries, the other dog would likely be classified as dangerous. For this area, that means that the dog would have to have a muzzle, insurance, proper fencing, etc. or else they'd put the dog down. The decision on whether or not the dog is "dangerous" would be left up to his boss.

    Well, we heard back from him today and apparently they aren't going to be able to classify the dog as dangerous. "Potentially dangerous" will be the classification.

    The fact of the matter is that this dog is dangerous, and it is not safe to be have the damn thing running freely through the neighborhood.

    What would you do?
     
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    that sounds more like a "pit bull" than Wils story.. you cant blame the dog for biting another dog, they were bred for that characteristic..what you can blame is the owners for not properly containing the dog .. i'm guessing it didnt show any aggression towards your mother or grandmother or else you would have said so

    what i would do is talk to the owners, tell them their dog was loose and attacked your lab.. ask them to pay the vet bills
     
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    Do what wil did....
     
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    yeah, just shoot it....shooting dogs will become the "stretched tire" of 2012
     
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    if the dog didnt pose a threat to you personally you cant just shoot it, dogs get into fights.. as long as it didnt attack a human, i see no problem.. its up to you to try and get money for the vet bill.. but if its on your property you can shoot it..
     
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    ok guys.. lets say one of you got into a fight with a friend of mine or me and kicked his/my ass.. does that give me the right to let my dog attack you? its the same concept
     
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    It's a known drug house (even by the police), I highly doubt they are going to agree to pay, but we are going to try.
    I wish I could shoot it, even though it is more so the owner's fault than the dogs fault. It still shouldn't be wandering the streets.
    The dog attacked my lab. It was not a fight. My mom and grandma were not near the dog's "territory", the dog is not tagged/licensed, it is not being taken care of properly and is obviously aggressive towards dogs. How is that not a problem?
     
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    He means it's not a problem-dog, but an owner-problem...

    The dog just did what's in his/her DNA. It's the owner's responsibility to contain and keep their pets under wraps.

    I would try and get them to foot the Vet bill though...

    You could have just hit up Wil to put your dog out of his/her misery, get a nice note, AND get some money in the process :ph34r:

    ^ Of course, i'm kidding... Just trying to lighten up your mood :)
     
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    :word:

    My dad used to carry a mallet with nails in the end of it when he’d go jogging through neighborhoods with lose pitbulls...
     
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    exactly.. this is what i meant ^^

    if its a drug house, they want nothing to do w/ any type of law enforcement and chances are they have the cash sitting on the table
     
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    Ah, I understand now. My bad. I convinced my parents to go down to the owner's house and ask for the money. They want to go after him legally if that doesn't work out.
     
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    Dog laws are inconsistent across the country. I suggest you start there with local municipal/civil code.

    When I first got started working with personal protection trained dogs back in the 70's liability was a concern then as it is now. So, I got smart on the local dog laws and ordinances.

    Where I lived at the time, the city municipal code definition for a vicious dog was reasonable and very clear. Any dog that indiscriminitly attacks a human, another dog or other animal, without reasonable provacation, shall be deemed vicious.

    However you do it, go after them so they are held accountable. Bring harm like that to one of my dogs and I guarantee it's gonna die. One way or another, city gas chamber, county gas chamber, run it over, shoot it, poison it, or club it to death - it's gonna die.

    When I take any of my dogs out for walks, I carry a 24" piece of 1" schedule 40 PVC - just in case. Never go out unarmed, without some type of weapon.
     
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    same here.. though my dogs can handle themselves ( you know, those "vicious pit bulls").. i'd just rather not have to deal w/ vet bills and what not.. i welcome unleashed dogs when i'm walking, but they need to know their boundry.. i've been bitten by a Chihuahua, and i can guarantee i will punt the next one that comes around me or my dogs.. if my dogs dont get it first
     
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    That's what we are trying to do, hold them accountable for their lack of responsibility.

    Agreed on the weapon part. My mom wants to use pepper spray. I'm not sure if that would make me feel safe, but whatever works for her.
    I hate the "vicious pit bull" stereotype as much as you do, trust me. I have been around several of them and they were just as well-behaved as my lab. This has nothing to do with the breed of the dog, but rather mistreatment by the owner.

    We're going to talk to the person in charge at scraps (animal control) today. Apparently the pictures taken of my dog by the officer handling the case never reached the desk of his boss.
     
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    If she goes with mace make sure she understands that spraying it up wind will mess her up as much as the dog.
     
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