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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
Arrgghhh!! Just had to get this off my chest to people who'd understand. So, ages ago Wiggies was chased by a dog. It's owner feels he's entitled to wander down the street unleashed 'cos he's a friendly dog. The dog sees Wiggies (being walked on a leash) and of course chases him. I end up bitten by Wiggies and I've still got the scar.
Well this afternoon my husband was outside and it happened again! They had an angry confrontation and now I'm all worried and worked up about it.
Stupid selfish man!!!!
post #2 of 19
Wendy, I don't understand how people can let their animals run loose. Did your husband get bit badly?
post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 
No, he didn't get bitten. The dog itself is a friendly goofy black lab. I have no issue with it, it's just being a dog, and isn't aggressive. It's the man I'm angry at. Last time he just stood there while we yelled at him to get his dog. This time the same thing - just stand there watching as if it's our problem his dog is bothering us!
post #4 of 19
Do you have a neighborhood association? What about local laws? I Know that the area I live in, by law ALL dogs are suppose to be on a leash.
post #5 of 19
Thread Starter 
Yeah, we have bylaws here. He's supposed to have his dog on a leash, but you know, the laws just don't apply to him! Not to mention the fact that we're on a very busy main road here - a caring owner wouldn't want their dogs running loose here! Just your typical irresponsible dog owner that makes it harder for everyone else.
post #6 of 19
I am with you 100% on this rant. I have had dogs (on leashes) attacked by off leash dogs more times than I'd like to count.

Just the other day I was walking Ed (toy poodle) at the park. A guy had a dog about twice as big off leash, but quite a ways away. I kept my eye on him, they kinda got closer then her he came. His dog came running at us full blast. Now I had no idea if this was going to be a friendly encounter or not... he didn't even bother calling his dog back. Luckilly, Ed is small, so I just swooped him up in my arms and kept walking.

When we had our German Shepherd, he was attacked 3 times by off leash big dogs.

I will admit our last dog, a yellow lab, I would walk off leash, but he would never leave my side and if I 'ever' saw another dog, I would leash him for their peace of mind.

It is a horrifying feeling.
post #7 of 19
My neighbour lets his not neutered pitbull run around off leash, right next to a home daycare.

The only place my dog is off leash is the dog park.
post #8 of 19
I would contact someone about it if its in the law. but i am just a beech like that, lol

i never have my dogs off leash..unless i am at the dog park.
post #9 of 19
Yikes, I'm sorry. I don't have any advice for you but *hug* I hope things work out.
post #10 of 19
call the police if the law states that the dogs have to be leashed
post #11 of 19
Thread Starter 
My husband went inside and called animal control straight away. But we don't know where he lives so they weren't much help. Are we supposed to follow him home?! The lady who answered the phone was apparently very amused that my husband was out walking a cat.
post #12 of 19
I would take a walk around the neighborhood...first see where he goes, then one day walk in that direction. Look for the dog (I always look for the animal before the owner, since they're more noticeable) and make a mental note of the street address.
Then the next time he walks by with his leashless dog, call animal control again.
post #13 of 19
All dogs should be on leashes in the neighbourhood. What if one suddenly becomes agressive for no know reason (oh maybe a bee sting) and attacks a child. People need to take responsibility for their pets!
post #14 of 19
Thread Starter 
So devious! I like that Yeah, we'll just have to be discrete about following him. He'll know it was us calling animal control though, as he and my husband had words - mostly the word "a$$hole".
In a month we're moving (same building) and will try not to walk our boys out front so much because then we'll be walking around outside someone else's apartment, and I think that's a bit rude.
post #15 of 19
My grandma was dog sitting for a cousin. She was walking Truman, a Jack Russell, on a leash in her own yard. Someone else is walking a big black dog. The other dog tries to attack Truman, so grandma screams as loud as she can, "Your dog is killing mine!!". The population of the town she lives in is 1100, at the most. All of the neighbors came running out of their houses & that guy doesn't walk past grandma's houes anymore.

Do whatever you have to do(within the law) to either embarass that guy into not coming back, or to get someone else to make him leash his dog. You shouldn't have to stop walking your cat in your yard(since you live in the apartment) because some people are jerks. Maybe shoo at the dog? When you see him coming, yell towards him, "leash your dog so he doesn't attack my cat this time". Carry bitter apple spray to spray at the dog(it *might* work). Get creative & fight back.

Good luck!
post #16 of 19
Speaking from experience here:
We have a neighbor that lives behind us with 4 really big dogs, 2 huskies and 2 lab mix looking things that aren't too people friendly. Well, the 2 Huskies got out one night and caught and killed Rotten... It was then that I found out that these dogs have a history of getting out and of attacking other animals, so far they've killed 3 including Rotten! Well, I kept on these poeple about their dogs and they never would do anything so one day Super Girl (one of the Huskies) got out the owners were no where to be found, called every number I had for them and finally got mad after putting her back 3 times, so I called animal control to come get her, and I filed a complaint with the city! So not only did they have to pay to get their dog back , but they also had to pay a fine for not properly securing their animals! My biggest gripe was that these poeple have a kenel to put the dogs in, but they just won't do it while they are gone! Well, they called me all in a tizzy about their dogs and I made it perfectly clear what had been done and informed him that if I saw the dogs out again, I'd ask animal control to keep them!! Haven't seen the dogs since.
post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by Amandaofcols
Speaking from experience here:
We have a neighbor that lives behind us with 4 really big dogs, 2 huskies and 2 lab mix looking things that aren't too people friendly. Well, the 2 Huskies got out one night and caught and killed Rotten... It was then that I found out that these dogs have a history of getting out and of attacking other animals, so far they've killed 3 including Rotten! Well, I kept on these poeple about their dogs and they never would do anything so one day Super Girl (one of the Huskies) got out the owners were no where to be found, called every number I had for them and finally got mad after putting her back 3 times, so I called animal control to come get her, and I filed a complaint with the city! So not only did they have to pay to get their dog back , but they also had to pay a fine for not properly securing their animals! My biggest gripe was that these poeple have a kenel to put the dogs in, but they just won't do it while they are gone! Well, they called me all in a tizzy about their dogs and I made it perfectly clear what had been done and informed him that if I saw the dogs out again, I'd ask animal control to keep them!! Haven't seen the dogs since.
They killed Rotten!!! I am so sorry! I was looking at your siggy and thinking what a sweet little face. I had no idea...
post #18 of 19
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Well, the 2 Huskies got out one night and caught and killed Rotten... It was then that I found out that these dogs have a history of getting out and of attacking other animals, so far they've killed 3 including Rotten!
That's just awful! I just don't what I'd do if that happened. So incredibly frustrating that other people simply don't care.
We will still walk our cats, not going to let that jerk ruin it for them. We'll just have be extra careful and keep an eye out for him. This is a guy who will never get it through his thick skull that he has to take some responsibility here. His dog is sweet, I don't want to see it get hurt, but one day I think it's going to be hit by a car the way he lets it run down our busy road.
post #19 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amandaofcols
Speaking from experience here:
We have a neighbor that lives behind us with 4 really big dogs, 2 huskies and 2 lab mix looking things that aren't too people friendly. Well, the 2 Huskies got out one night and caught and killed Rotten... It was then that I found out that these dogs have a history of getting out and of attacking other animals, so far they've killed 3 including Rotten! Well, I kept on these poeple about their dogs and they never would do anything so one day Super Girl (one of the Huskies) got out the owners were no where to be found, called every number I had for them and finally got mad after putting her back 3 times, so I called animal control to come get her, and I filed a complaint with the city! So not only did they have to pay to get their dog back , but they also had to pay a fine for not properly securing their animals! My biggest gripe was that these poeple have a kenel to put the dogs in, but they just won't do it while they are gone! Well, they called me all in a tizzy about their dogs and I made it perfectly clear what had been done and informed him that if I saw the dogs out again, I'd ask animal control to keep them!! Haven't seen the dogs since.
I am so sorry to hear about rotten.. on the owner. I hope you dont hold it against the huskies...sadly it is their nature to A)escape and B)high prey drive..although not all are like that..

My isis (purebred husky) loves her kitties...

RIP rotten..
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