Town Split On Dog Shootings Two pet dogs have been left dead by the roadside with a morbid warning
Posted 11 March 2012 - 03:22 PM
Posted 11 March 2012 - 07:08 PM
Regardless I have goldies and looking at them running through the back paddock they could easily be mistaken for dingos which i know are in the area cause i almost stood on one. Cute story lol! i was checking the perimeter cause i was bringing a stallion onto the property and i was walking back up a deer trial and he was curled up in the tiniest ball he looked up when a stood on a stick yawned and looked over his shoulder, then i'm preety sure the poor thing had a heart attack, he jumped yelped and ran off so fast.
Point is i know my dogs won't attack chooks but with 3 2000+ acre properties in a 10k radius it is not worth the risk.
Posted 11 March 2012 - 09:14 PM
Posted 11 March 2012 - 10:40 PM
If you read my post at all you would have noticed that I AGREE with the farmers rights, I would have COMPENSATED him for the chickens and also the ammo as you so kindly stated, I DIDNT AGREE with the way it went about.
You have no idea what the sign said, you have no idea how many shots went into the dogs and you have no idea how many times I have actually stuck up for this fellow around this community because the majority of the community wants pay back on him for how he went about it.
I am amazed at some of the comments on forums such as this when the majority of people agree with me about agreeing with his rights but wishing he had done it in a more civilised manner and then i have to read comments such as yours with a little smiley/wink face at the end of a post.
As i said....charming.
This post has been edited by dog-owner: 11 March 2012 - 10:48 PM
Posted 11 March 2012 - 10:47 PM
I think you left out time and effort...give the dog-owner a break. Have some understanding considering the circumstances...she explained what happened.
RIP dogs and chickens.
Posted 11 March 2012 - 11:56 PM
The way the person disposed of the dogs could have been done better, though I'll bet that with those kinds of actions that they were sick of roaming dogs and wanted to make a statement that would get noticed.
Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:03 AM
If the dogs leave the property then the onus is on the owner, not the livestock owner. If someone leaves your gate open, its your fault for not padlocking it or leaving your dogs inside a locked kennel instead of a yard that is not really secured.
Too many times I've seen dogs wandering free and I'm sick of being accosted by dogs loose on the street. Its time owners realised that it is THEIR responsibility to keep their dogs in.
Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:34 AM
Posted 13 March 2012 - 03:44 PM
Something like this can happen to anyone- all it takes is for someone to leave a gate open....and it wasn't Dog-Owner who left the gate open, as stated in their first post:
"Our landlord accidently left the gate open when he was doing some maintenance on the back of our house.
They were securely in their yard apart from this instance."
i]"your dogs got out, which meant they weren't too securely contained,"-[/i]Linda K
Linda K, I understand you are angry about what happened to your horse, but being bitter doesn't help you or Dog-Owner or the farmer. In the incident described, what else could Dog-Owner have done to make the dogs more secure? It doesn't matter how high the fence is or how many padlocks are on a gate when a landlord can come in and leave a gate open. The dogs didn't "get out" of a secure yard, the yard was unsecured by another person, who unfortunately as a landlord has rights of access to make repairs.
Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:33 PM
Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:05 PM
I live in the bush, and have both had a dog shot, and shot a roaming dog. Both incidences are soul destroying.
My kelpie, Jack was 12 years old, almost blind, toothless and deaf. He followed our tyre scent down to a neighbour's house...where he had been before ... and they shot him and threw his body on their tip. They had seen him on plenty of occasions ..... We were not terribly forgiving. they had no stock anywhere close ...
The dog we shot was a pig dog ...and we tried for a couple of hours to catch him, using food, and our own dogs - he would not be caught
next morning his owner came looking ..we were honest, and we all cried together - he was able to take his boy's body home for burial ...
It is never ever a nice thing, but when the poor dog does not die immediately, that is just cruel and uneccessary
Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:31 PM
Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:37 PM
Wow sounds like "lets all get our guns out and start shooting" WTF.
Like someone said "whats a few chooks" may they RIP. To me it sounds like this is the first time these dogs got out and like the dog-owner said she could not comment on the note he left which sounds like he wrote some pretty nasty things....hey anyone think of shooting him?
Lets shoot the landlord, the dogs have already been shot....plenty of blame to go around.
I tell you if anyone tried to shoot any of my animals god help them, I wouldn't get a gun to shoot, I have my own brand of punishment.
Sound harsh, well don't give a rats arse what people think, but I think the dog-owner is getting a pretty raw deal here and the majority members popping up like Americans who shoot first and then think.
God help us