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Old 03-01-2017, 04:03 PM
 
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I'm watching my friends tiny older dog(7lbs) for the week and when u was going back into her bldg an owner had her 2 dogs loose and they went after the dog and when I grabbed the dog in my arms the dogs are still growling and jumping on me--I was yelling at the dingbat girl to get her dogs and she took her time and did not get them quick enough. She made excuses but she was completely negligent in handling her dogs. I called the management co. And am waiting to hear back from them.

I still have to walk the dog for 3 more days and I am worried for nine and the my friends dog safety. Would appreciate any suggestions.
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Old 03-01-2017, 04:26 PM
 
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I'd start with a report to animal control. Depending on her attitude, possibly sheriff's office, too.

I'd also start carrying mace or bug spray or something to repel them.
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Old 03-01-2017, 05:15 PM
 
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Do as LynchburgLover suggests. You can even call the non-emergency line of the local police department and report it.
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Old 03-01-2017, 06:08 PM
 
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I agree with the above. It is one thing if it was an obvious accident, and the owner was as prompt as possible to remedy the situation. But you described someone who seemed not all that concerned about the issue, which leads me to think there is a high probability of it happening again.
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Old 03-01-2017, 06:19 PM
 
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OP: How big were the dogs? Breed?
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Old 03-01-2017, 06:26 PM
 
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1) Report ALL uncontrolled dogs to animal control.
2) Ensure that your dog is ALWAYS on a leash, too
3) When encountering dogs known to be a problem, promptly pick your dog up and walk in the opposite direction.
4) Call the police, if necessary
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Old 03-02-2017, 03:54 AM
 
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Calling animal control is easy and they can confirm the dogs are up to speed on everything. But charges will likely have to be filed by you since they didn't see the offense. An officer could swear out a summons for this person then subpoena you as it's your testimony that's needed but why not go see the magistrate yourself.
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Old 03-02-2017, 05:00 AM
 
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I suggested bug spray or mace (pepper spray) then talking to someone, they suggested spray paint. Idk if that could possibly hurt the dog but it would make identification easier.
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Old 03-02-2017, 05:23 AM
 
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Default Mixed breeds

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OP: How big were the dogs? Breed?
Honestly not sure which breeds-both dogs were easily 45 lbs
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Old 03-02-2017, 09:50 AM
 
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Upate--I called the police non emergency line and they immeidately referred me to animal control since there was no injury. Since it happened on, "personal property" animal control can only go out to "educate" the owner on handling her dogs and complying with the leash law.

I went in person to talk with the management co. and at first they told me this is not their issue that I had to call the police and animal control. I reiterated what I had been told by both agencies and finally got some movement that the tenant will get a leash violation.

I can't help but think the mgmt co. could be cuplable if these dogs attack someone else and they had prior knowledge about the dogs history. From what I've read, courts sometimes agree with this stance, but it's not very consistent.

Mace and pepper spray from what I've read has mixed results with stopping aggressive dogs. Most people have wrote that the best weapon is a large type stick.

I greatly appreciate all the replies to my concerns--Thank you!
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