Please control your dogs!
January 16, 2013
I know you report about more important things
than this, but I need to put this out there.
Earlier this week, the neighbor's loose dogs
attacked my chickens and killed two of them.
Last year his dog on the loose came in to our
yard and slaughtered all of our chickens (then,
because he still let it run loose, it went to
the highway and was hit and killed).
We called the police and they gave him a
warning. I didn't bother calling anyone this
time as we know nothing will come of it. This
neighbor works for the city in the public works
department, that might have something to do with
nothing coming of it.
He did pay for the chickens this time and again
he asked how many. At the time I wasn't sure,
but it ended up being two, the others hid and I
caught the dogs right away. There was no apology
this time just a resigned "how many?"
To those of us who have chickens, it's not just
the loss of the birds, it's the growing them to
an age where they finally start laying, then the
days after when the other chickens won't lay
because of them being traumatized. Or like last
time when the chickens were killed and we had to
start all over with young ones that didn't lay
Please, could you make clear to all who live in
rural areas or live near neighbors that have
chickens or other livestock that you must fence
or contain your dogs?
Their inability to be responsible dog owners
makes all the rest of us to have to work harder
to keep ours safe. We have to rebuild the fence
your dogs tore down to get to our chickens, we
have to clean up the mess, we have to replace
the chickens, and now we're buying more fencing
to reinforce it to keep big dogs from tearing it
down. Not to mention the loss of our egg
Thank you so much, neighbors, for being one of
the worst pet owners we know.
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