(Closed) very,very angry….

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

You should definitely call animal control.  Do you live in neighborhood with an HOA?  If so, call them too.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I don’t know how it is in your area, but where I live it’s totally illegal to let your dog roam around without a leash. Definitely report them!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

call animal control, not only for the safety of the residents, but the dog’s safety as well.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

I would call the police station and report a loose dog. I would do this EVERY.SINGLE. TIME I saw it, until they fined (as in give a fine) the owners or take the dog away. It is not safe for you and it is not safe for that dog.

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Has anyone confronted the neighbours? I would likely call animal control and let them deal with it. That’s incredibly irresponsible of them. Even if their dog was a retriever, what if it got hit by a car? Or someone just up and took it? Why would you just let your dog out the door to wander the neighbourhood?!

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper

I’d call animal control, for sure. I know rotts get a bad rap but if this one is showing aggression, it needs to be taken seriously. It got aggressive toward another dog this time, next time it could be a little kid.

Post # 10
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Honey bee

Please call animal control every time you see it. It’s irresponsible and dangerous to both people in the streets, and the dog himself. Irresponsible pet owners piss me off.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We have a leash law here, and for good reason.  It doesn’t matter if it’s a cuddly puppy or a vicious attack dog- they should be on a leash not only for the safety of others, but for their safety as well.  Do the neighbors know it’s an issue?  Maybe they have a broken gate and don’t know it (unlikely, but hey- benefit of the doubt, right?)  Confront them and let them know this is an issue.  Give them an opportunity to address the situation, and if they don’t, by all means contact the authorities or animal control.  Oh, and carry mace with you.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Does your town have any leash laws? I’d definitely follow through with that and make a complaint. Its not fair for responsible dog owners like yourself to have to put up with that.

As a side note and small rant of my own, I don’t think the breed of dog is relevant in these situations. It bugs the sh!t out of me when any dog large or small has careless owners. It just makes me sad that its always the large dogs, or “agressive” breeds that get stuck with the stigma. I have a Rotti mix and like you, always have her on a lead. Nothing irritates me more than taking her for her daily walk and having neighbourhood dogs charge at her as we’re walking by (our neighbourhood seems to mostly have small dogs). If my dog were to charge at another dog I’d expect to get an earful from its owner… and yet because a smaller dog isn’t powerful enough to do serious damage, they get away with a scolding or its laughed off.

I hope somone can shake some sense into your neighbour. Its not fair to have others feel intimidated, or for that dog to risk getting hit or into a mess of trouble on his own.

Post # 15
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Honey bee

@LAGS:  I agree with you that there is an unfair stigma with larger dogs. But even as a large dog lover, it’s just pure instinct to be scared of a big dog on the loose over a little guy. I figure I can always kick a chihuahua away if it tried to lunge at me and my dogs, but way more difficult to do that when it’s a pit or a rotty.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@LAGS:  I know what you mean about having a big dog constantly annoyed/attacked by little dogs.  I have a great dane (130 pounds!!) and he is ALWAYS on a leash unless at the dog park.  We were out walking and a jack russell came out of nowhere & lunged at him, bit him in the face, and would not let go.  It really pissed me off that people are terrified of my giant baby but let their little @$$hole dog run through the neighborhood 🙁

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