(Closed) So pissed at my new neighbors!

posted 6 years ago in Pets
  • poll: What should I do?
    Talk to them again : (7 votes)
    15 %
    Call animal control now : (25 votes)
    54 %
    Wait and call animal control later so it's less obvious : (14 votes)
    30 %
  • Post # 3
    275 posts
    Helper bee

    I can’t STAND when people say, “they’re friendly” or “they’ve never done that before” about their dogs off leash. Guess what? I don’t f-king care. Get your damn dog on a leash. I would let them know that you’re serious and call animal control right now. If you don’t have a fenced yard your dog needs to be leashed. I don’t care if it can barely walk or is so old it can’t move, LEASH IT! ANYWAY, if you call now it will be in their records so if something does happen again you’re covered. Good luck OP!

    Post # 4
    2494 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    From experience, if you call animal contol they will want proof. Next time they are out without leashes take a pic with a timestamped camera, like your cell. Would I call animal services? If I saw the dogs leave the property again for any reason without a leash, yes.


    Eta: today at the vet my normally very friendly dog tried to attack a puppy. He’s never been aggressive before and it scared us. All dogs have the potential– big small, orange, purple, normally friendly or not. I can say that while embarrassed today, it was a helluva lot better than being responsible for an injured puppy.

    Post # 5
    2825 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Yea, I agree with PP…  Call animal control and talk to them again.  They are breaking the law AND putting others at risk.  You’ve already gotten bit, that’s dangerous and they don’t seem to care.  Take action now, it will upset your neighbors but your just doing what is right.

    Post # 6
    3078 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Make sure to have proof when you call animal control, but definitely do so

    Post # 7
    333 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    It’s not illegal to have your dogs off leash as long as they are on their own property so I don’t know that animal control can do anything unless it happens again and you have proof or other witnesses.  I agree they should have them in the fenced yard.

    Post # 9
    100 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I would call animal control, and even if it isn’t against the law if the dog is on their property, it was against the law when the dog left their property which happened the first time it tried to attack the dog.  It could easily happen again from the sound of it so I’d say it’s better to be safe and call even if they say there isn’t anything they can do. 

    Post # 10
    1306 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Next time you see it, take a picture and then make a report with animal control.

    Post # 11
    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    In the end it doesn’t matter when you call because they obviously could care less about keeping the peace with their neighbors. I’m sorry this happened to you. I had a neighbor’s dog attack mine like how you described but they didn’t appologize. Some people.

    Post # 12
    887 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    Call animal control now and every single time you see them without the leash on. It is not worth risking your safety or your dogs safety for some idiots that have no respect for boundaries! Sorry, I’ve been attacked by a dog that wasn’t kept on a leash and have NO tolerance for people who have untrained animals that aren’t on leashes. It’s just plain lazy. I’d rather offend them than have my new dog mauled. Does your development have a Home Owners Association that enforces these rules too? If so, you could contact them as well.

    ETA: if they were my neighbors, I would go over there and tell them straight up that I would be calling animal control every time I saw their dog without a leash on. That way it’s all out in the open and they know my expectations.

    Post # 13
    1137 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    You can call animal control whenever you want, just be prepared that they may have a word with you after. You have to be comfortable with your neighbor disliking you and potentially being a problem later.

    That being said, if they are off their property without a leash, then yes it’s an issue. I understand that is what happened when they came after your dog. Animal control more than likely won’t do anything if they are on their own property without a leash though, as long as they don’t leave their yard.

    Make it a point to go over and meet their dogs, especially if you are living across the street. Talk to them, maybe do an on leash greeting with your dog. It would be a good idea to at least get to know them, so you are more comfortable pending it does happen again (while it shouldn’t, you know it could).

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