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Old 09-05-2019, 12:32 PM
 
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Supposedly they were behind an electric fence. However what happens to an electric fence if the power goes out? So far they said they donít know how the dogs escaped the yard. With his variety of dogs however all of which have a reputation for being extremely strong and capable of being vicious, he seems like he must either be paranoid or think itís cool and macho to have guard dogs as pets.
I'd say you don't EVER expect an electric fence to contain large, dangerous, sometimes violent dogs...esp a pack of them. That's negligence. The owners should be charged with a crime.

A dog has shown up in our neighborhood twice...it got out from miles away from an "electric fence." I think it relies on an electronic gizmo around the neck, which uses BATTERIES. Batteries get weak and die.

A dog nearby rushed toward me walking my two dogs...he ran at us from the driveway. Another neighbor told me they think their dog is contained in the front yard with their electric fence...but it doesn't go across the driveway.

If you have a dog that can do a lot of damage, or if of a breed that has been known to be violent or aggressive, that dog needs to be contained securely behind a physical fence kept in good shape, tall enough he can't jump or climb over it, deep enough that he can't dig under it....with warning signs on every side.

Mastiffs, Rottweilers, and pits are known to be aggressive and have killed people numerous times. I would bet that that's WHY the owners have those dogs. Because they're aggressive. The owners are 100% responsible, IMO,and should be charged with a crime.

 
Old 09-05-2019, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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Terrible, RIP!

Dogs, IN GENERAL, are mainly just nuisances and they can be very dangerous. People may hate cats, but they are probably about .0001% as problematic to Humans as dogs are.
 
Old 09-05-2019, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Northern Minnesota
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Deputies shot one of the dogs and the other four were brought to a local animal shelter.

And the other four weren't shot because WHY? Not enough deputies to tend to the young woman and shoot all the dogs, I guess. Otherwise no mercy should have been shown to the dogs.
 
Old 09-05-2019, 12:51 PM
 
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How come we can rid America of malaria, but not dogs?
Have you been to the thousands of shelters in USA? We kill plenty of dogs here.
 
Old 09-05-2019, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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Terrible, RIP!

Dogs, IN GENERAL, are mainly just nuisances and they can be very dangerous. People may hate cats, but they are probably about .0001% as problematic to Humans as dogs are.
How do you figure that? People let their cats run loose all over other people's yards. A neighbor's cat at my former home decided to create a DIY letterbox under my deck. I had a fence, but it could get through. My dogs, on the other hand, stayed in my fence, in my yard and didn't bother anyone. I also had to stop hanging ferns on my porch because birds would build nests and cats would come kill the babies. I had to put moth balls and strips of aluminum foil on my porch furniture to keep the cats from jumping up and leaving muddy footprints all over it. When my house was for sale, we started finding dead mice in my driveway, surely dragged there by a cat. I had to chase one off when I saw it batting around a little chipmunk who was trying to get away. Cats aren't a nuisance? I BEG TO DIFFER!
 
Old 09-05-2019, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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And the other four weren't shot because WHY? Not enough deputies to tend to the young woman and shoot all the dogs, I guess. Otherwise no mercy should have been shown to the dogs.
The other 4 dogs were all euthanized.
 
Old 09-05-2019, 01:57 PM
 
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And the other four weren't shot because WHY? Not enough deputies to tend to the young woman and shoot all the dogs, I guess. Otherwise no mercy should have been shown to the dogs.
Iím sure they will be put down but itís really not on them, itís on the owner. When dogs are in a pack they behave very differently than individually. And any of these dogs, when raised with love and properly trained and socialized , could have been fine family pets with no problem. But itís hardly an animals fault when they are raised to be mean. They are ruined now and have to be put down most likely but they donít need to suffer.
 
Old 09-05-2019, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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Iím sure they will be put down but itís really not on them, itís on the owner. When dogs are in a pack they behave very differently than individually. And any of these dogs, when raised with love and properly trained and socialized , could have been fine family pets with no problem. But itís hardly an animals fault when they are raised to be mean. They are ruined now and have to be put down most likely but they donít need to suffer.
This is totally on the owner. A pack mentality can be very dangerous. This owner amassed this group of large dogs and then did not take the proper precautions to contain them. Powerful dogs can be very difficult to control if they are not trained and socialized....and even then, care must always be taken to have the dogs under the owner's control. Unfortunately, too often the people who gravitate toward owning these types of dogs do so for the wrong reasons.
 
Old 09-05-2019, 02:07 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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I count myself as a dog lover, but I have no tolerance for any dog who will used his teeth to make a point.
I also remain convinced that Pit Bulls should not be allowed to breed...
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......They were described as a mastiff, a Rottweiler-Lab mix, two mastiff-Lab mixes and a pit bull.
 
Old 09-05-2019, 02:11 PM
 
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