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Old 05-17-2008, 08:15 PM
 
Location: IN IOWA
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Ok so I will try to keep this short and to the point. My St.Bernard is in heat. I have a ****zu that was let out early today to do its potty duty and the neighbors dog was trying to breed our St.Bernard...As i called Nitro my lil ****zu in the house I watched the worst thing in my life. The neighbors dog just attacked my dog. I rushed my dog to the vet to find it had to be put to sleep... I then talked to the neighbor and and told her what i watched happen and she said she would pay for me to get another dog and she was very sorry. later her husband came home and said under no circumstance would they repalce the dog that its our fault their dog killed ours. How I dont know!!

I guess I know that no amount of money will replace my poor Nitro but I feel that becuase the neighbor was so rude i want to make them pay for a replacement dog.

I will repalce my Nitro because he was also the one that I used to breed my female. Please let me know if anyone out there has any ideas on what I should do. I know that they dont have the money to repalce the dog so i hate to really take them to court. She said that she would pay payments if i replaced the dog but her husband refused that idea and told her she will not pay in anyway shape or form.

Not sure what to do. It would of been so much easier if the would of both said they would pay and then we could of even offered to only make them pay half.

thanks in advance.
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Old 05-17-2008, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Baywood Park
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I'd give the neighbor his dog back in pieces. See how they like it.
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Old 05-17-2008, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Ok so I will try to keep this short and to the point. My St.Bernard is in heat. I have a ****zu that was let out early today to do its potty duty and the neighbors dog was trying to breed our St.Bernard...As i called Nitro my lil ****zu in the house I watched the worst thing in my life. The neighbors dog just attacked my dog. I rushed my dog to the vet to find it had to be put to sleep... I then talked to the neighbor and and told her what i watched happen and she said she would pay for me to get another dog and she was very sorry. later her husband came home and said under no circumstance would they repalce the dog that its our fault their dog killed ours. How I dont know!!

I guess I know that no amount of money will replace my poor Nitro but I feel that becuase the neighbor was so rude i want to make them pay for a replacement dog.

I will repalce my Nitro because he was also the one that I used to breed my female. Please let me know if anyone out there has any ideas on what I should do. I know that they dont have the money to repalce the dog so i hate to really take them to court. She said that she would pay payments if i replaced the dog but her husband refused that idea and told her she will not pay in anyway shape or form.

Not sure what to do. It would of been so much easier if the would of both said they would pay and then we could of even offered to only make them pay half.

thanks in advance.

First of all, you call the police and file an official report. This happened in your yard and you have some rights. They may call animal control for you and these people will be ticketed. Then, you call your local SPCA or Humane Society and see if they can offer any advice on how to go after these folks monetarily. At the VERY least they owe you for the emergency vet visit. If all else fails, take them to court - you can file against them in small claims court and it won't cost you very much (maybe nothing) - then a judge can make them pay up, BUT YOU MUST HAVE A POLICE REPORT TO TAKE WITH YOU. I am SO sorry this happened to your dog, and that you had to witness it! I feel terrible for you
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Old 05-17-2008, 09:31 PM
 
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LovesMountains' advice is right on.
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Old 05-18-2008, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Marion, IA
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The solution is simple; antifreeze laced hamburger.

The dog will die an equal, if not horribly worse death.

If their dog came onto your property they are liable for any property damage, costs, etc. They should be more than helpful and willing to pay you too, because it would not be smart to let you make a claim against their home owners insurance.
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Old 05-18-2008, 07:17 PM
 
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You go after their first born... j/k. The husband sounds like a douche.
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Old 05-18-2008, 08:14 PM
 
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Call the cops. Get the guy to appologize. Move on. Legal action or money won't make you feel any better. It'll just make you hate the guy and his dog even more.

I'd personally kill his dog, but that's me. I'm an eye for an eye type guy.
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Old 05-18-2008, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Clarksville, TN
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Call the cops and the media.
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Old 05-23-2008, 08:09 PM
 
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How crazy is that! Aweful. I'm sorry about your dog and how had that must have been to watch.

I had this happen in another state with a female Lhasa I had that was in heat. The male from a couple of streets over came into our yard and just hurt her up very badly. I was taking her out on a leash in our own yard just for a potty call (she even had one of those diapes on for being in heat) and here comes this dog breaking through the fence.

The couple who owned him actually tried to say it was our fault she was in heat and that 'animals are animals.' However, the law of the state says you have to have control and restraint of your animals at all timesand in all circumstances so they didn't go far with that insane reasoning.

You should check what the state law is on controlling animals. If the Iowa law states similar there is no reason their dog shoud have been on your property and since they can't control his hormones they should have him neutered if they don't want further problems with his overzealousness. It's not your fault that he came onto your propety and killed your dog. That reasoning is just . . . ridiculous.
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Old 05-23-2008, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Boise, Idaho by way of Iowa City, Iowa
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cops and lawyer.
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