Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Please help

I do apologize normally I would not post anything but craft related items on this post but I am calling for everyone's help. My dog Buddy occasionally slips his collar/leash and when I say occasionally I mean once a month if that, we always walk him on the leash. Sometimes we go out of the house and the door doesn't catch and he comes out etc. . When he does he runs over to the neighbors yard and either my husband or I are quick behind Buddy to get him back. The neighbor today made the comment "If your dog comes over here one more time I will shoot him" and it was said in anger. I am lived beyond belief. We called our local police department there is nothing they can do being Buddy "isn't human". They can only do something if the neighbor was to shoot Buddy. Can you imagine??!??!?! I called the ASPCA and I am waiting to hear back for an investigator. This is just the tip of the ice berg with the issues we have with our neighbor. His dog is continuously coming in our yard several times a day if not more. Does anyone have any other solutions for what I can do? We have invested in an above ground electric fence that we have installed and will begin using. But still how does someone get away with threating a dog? Buddy is not a vicious dog at all


Melanie said...

I don't have any suggestions but I just wanted to say be careful of this neighbour. He sounds like a mean person to threaten Buddy.

Hope there is something you can do, living in fear is not right.

Share my point of view... said...

I hate this kind of people! They shouldn't be here in the first place. They're cowards for threatening such helpless creatures. I have a dog too and I'll be really cross if anyone dares treat Odie that way!

I hope there is something the SPCA can do!

forgetfulone said...

Some people are just assholes! I can't think of another word for it.

That actually did happen here in Houston not too long ago, so please be very careful!

Our dog runs out sometimes, too. I'd hate to think someone would have the heart to hurt an animal unless it was attacking a child or something, and I know Buddy (and Rocky) aren't doing that.

I wish there was something helpful I could say. Maybe (with Buddy inside) go talk to the man and explain how she runs out sometimes and that you aren't doing it on purpose and she's a friendly dog, etc. I just don't know.

Gretchen said...

The police won't do a thing unless he follows through on it then he can be charged with destruction of personal property. It sucks. Start calling the police or dog catcher on his dog. You shouldn't have to live in fear.