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  1. scooter503

    scooter503 Comrade

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    My dog was attacked tonight!! :mad:

    I let him out right after I got home from work. Five or ten minutes later I hear him frantically barking. When I go to check, I find two dogs outside (both of who have been in our yard before...one who has bit my dog before). I scream and scare them away, then get my dog inside. He was bleeding from his ear. On closer inspection he has a cut on his ear, two cuts along his jaw/under his ear, a blood shot eye, teeth marks on the underside of his ear, and another puncture wound on his hip bone. We called the sheriff's department and filed a complaint. Both dogs have been back two more times tonight already. I am so angry. I shouldn't have to worry about my dog being attacked in my own front yard. I refuse to let him out again tonight...and am afraid to go out with him. My husband has already talked to the vet and he's going in first thing in the morning.
     
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  3. czacza

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    Do the dogs belong to a neighbor?

    Do you have animal control in your town?

    :(
     
  4. fast chalk

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    Hope your dog gets well soon.
    Hugs.
     
  5. Caesar753

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    I'm so sorry. I hope that your dog heals quickly and I'm glad that nothing worse happened.

    Do you know who the dogs belong to? Have you called animal control or the police and filed a report?

    Do you have a fenced in area or can you install a fence?

    A few years ago one of my sister's dogs was killed by a roaming dog, who also died in the event (but my sister didn't find his body behind the shed until the next day). Her dog who died was an absolute beast of a dog (and quite the sweetheart)--120 pounds of muscle and a very strong protective instinct, so it was completely shocking when he died. We're positive that he fought to the death trying to protect my sister's family. Her other dog sustained very, very severe injuries in the attack, but thankfully survived. He suffered a huge tear to his throat, and his ear and both his front legs had been torn completely off. (Doctors were able to reattach everything.) I'm not saying these things to be morbid, and honestly I'm getting very sad remembering this terrible event, but because I think it's important that you do everything you can to preserve the safety of your dog. If that means getting a fence or driving him to the dog park whenever he needs to pee, then that's what it means.
     
  6. scooter503

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    We live out in the country with more than five acres...a lot to fence in. The dogs belong to the people across the street...but they don't live their full time (though I believe the dogs are there full time - last time this happened we talked to the owners and they said the dogs are to protect the property. They keep the dogs tied up/chained outside). We got the police involved this time...they will be fined and the dogs will be quarantined.

    We've caught these dogs (or at least one of them) on our property before. We even have pictures of one on one of our trail cams. They tend to chew/break their rope and then run all over.

    Our dog is rather large, but the biggest, most loveable, friendly dog ever. He's never met a dog he didn't want to make friends with, so I'm sure he was caught off guard...he probably even thought they were playing (at least at first).
     
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    I'm sorry this happened to your fur baby! I hope that he recovers soon.
     
  8. Rebel1

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    So sorry Scooter,
    I hope your dog will be okay. That is sad when people chain their
    dogs and don't pay them any attention at all.
    Rebel1
     
  9. JustMe

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    I am so sorry this happened...poor guy must have been so scared. Caesar's post made me teary-eyed. So sad...yet so powerful how our dogs love us. :(

    We have several acres as well but I just can't let me dog out without me. Too many things could happen, but especially coyotes.

    Well, again, hugs to your doggy! I hope everything turns out for the best.
     
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    I'm so sorry. Being a pet owner myself, this is so hard & frustrating to hear! :mad: I sure hope your dog recovers quickly without any long-lasting effects. This is one of the reasons why I don't take my dog to dog parks, but when this happens in your own front yard, that of course makes it harder.
     
  11. Kat53

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    Hope your baby makes a full recovery. 
     
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    One of my childhood dogs was killed by a neighbor's dog. (I don't know how it all played out because I was so young.) I would suggest your dog not go out unescorted ever again. I know it's a shame the he loses a privilege due to the negligence of others, but it's just not worth the risk. I hope your angel makes a full recovery. I'm so sorry he went through something so horrible.
     
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    I'm sure your fur baby will get extra rubs and treats while he is recovering. My parents baby is 3 pounds and I get so worried when she is in the yard.
     
  14. TeacherNY

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    I'm so sad your baby got hurt :( My dog is on a dog run in the front yard most times but I do worry about other dogs coming around. I also have a small side pen that I let him out in when it's too dark out and I can't see the whole front yard from my porch. This summer we are fencing in the backyard so I will be able to let him out more there.
     
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    My cat, about a month ago, jumped a Husky. The dog was out unattended making it part the dog owner's fault and the cat had no business jumping a dog, making it also my cat's fault. My cat didn't make it.
     
  16. midwestteacher

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    SSS
    Shoot
    Shovel
    Shut Up
     
  17. Cerek

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    I'm sorry your dog was attacked, but glad the injuries don't sound very severe. I'm also glad you called the police to let them handle the other dog owners.

    The solutions I see to this are: (1) the other owners put their dogs on long chains rather than ropes so they can't break or chew through them, or (2) the owners fence in THEIR yard, since they supposedly just want the dogs for protection of their property (our neighbor has a dog that is kept in a fenced-in lot).

    Of course, the flip-side is that you also have to take measures to make sure YOUR dog doesn't wander onto other property as well. I understand completely about letting your pet run free, but I've never seen or owned a cat or dog yet that did NOT wander/explore beyond the borders of their own yard. If you don't want other dogs in your yard, you also have to make sure your dog doesn't go into other yards.

    I had several pets through the years. I always let my pets run free, but I also accepted the risks involved with that.
     
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    As in, shoot the dogs and bury them? I think that's completely the wrong approach. The human beings have an obligation to their dogs and neighbors to keep them out of such situations. Before dogs are killed for, well, being dogs, an effort must be made to force the humans to make the appropriate changes.
     

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