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Sorry all been looking at new rental properties today.

I am going to the owners place on Saturday to see if she has my money for ongoing vet bills, don't like my chances so I will have to take civil action if she won't pay up. I will check out the front gate then.

tdierikx I still haven't had a reply from my email to the local member for Terrigal so yes Chris Holstien will be my next contact.

dogmad sorry I'm a bit dumb what is the DPI? :o

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We are going ok thanks for asking Kirislin. Maddie's physical wounds have almost healed, still quite red and welted and the fur doesn't seem to be growing back at all :/

I went and saw the woman and told her all monies owing must be paid into my account by this Friday or I will take civil action. She said "you have no idea how much this has cost me in fines and having to get the ACD desexed, if you didn't dob me into the ranger you might've got your money" *sigh* As of today no money in my account so I guess it's off to court we go, she owes me $260.60 so it's not just a piddly amount. Her charming son (maybe 16/17) said "we got no money so you get nuffin" and the daughter who was the one that witnessed the attack stood there laughing. I had to walk away as I have a filthy temper and if I snapped all hell would've broken loose.

It will be a month this weekend, so I have no idea what the hold up with council is but they said in their last email that I will be advised of the outcome...won't hold my breath.

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I must say that Maddie heals VERY nicely, doesn't she? Looking good so far considering the amount of damage actually done on the day.

Have they secured the dogs from getting out yet?

T.

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You held it together more than I would. How dare she whinge that it cost so.much? Perhaps don't let your dropkick nasty dogs roam and you'll be fine. Sound like real charmers.

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I must say that Maddie heals VERY nicely, doesn't she? Looking good so far considering the amount of damage actually done on the day.

Have they secured the dogs from getting out yet?

T.

Yes she does T but I'm pretty anal on my home nursing :)

No they have replaced the piece of string with a piece of wire, no padlock, people still have access to the front yard and the dogs are still out there. The fence is white picket style and is only about 3 foot high :/ I could lean on the gate comfortably with my arms rigid downwards and I'm only 5 foot 2. They have a couple of rocks under the gate where there are gaps. No use telling council about it as when I complained last time they said council can only advise...they can't make them secure the gate.

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You held it together more than I would. How dare she whinge that it cost so.much? Perhaps don't let your dropkick nasty dogs roam and you'll be fine. Sound like real charmers.

Oh believe me Steph an assault charge was not going to help my cause so I turned and walked. Anyone hurts my dogs and then has the gall to laugh in my face will result in a whole level of crazy I doubt these idiots have ever seen.

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Council CAN put a control order on the dogs, which means they MUST be secured from causing harm or face more fines...

Time to move up the food chain methinks... start beating on the local member's doors with your evidence of the injuries to your dogs, yourself, and council's apparent disinterest in doing anything to stop it happening again.

Squeaky wheel time...

T.

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Council CAN put a control order on the dogs, which means they MUST be secured from causing harm or face more fines...

Time to move up the food chain methinks... start beating on the local member's doors with your evidence of the injuries to your dogs, yourself, and council's apparent disinterest in doing anything to stop it happening again.

Squeaky wheel time...

T.

Council CAN but Gosford council WON'T, they are beyond pathetic :mad The GM of GCC didn't even have the decency to reply to my email personally.

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Council CAN put a control order on the dogs, which means they MUST be secured from causing harm or face more fines...

Time to move up the food chain methinks... start beating on the local member's doors with your evidence of the injuries to your dogs, yourself, and council's apparent disinterest in doing anything to stop it happening again.

Squeaky wheel time...

T.

Council CAN but Gosford council WON'T, they are beyond pathetic :mad The GM of GCC didn't even have the decency to reply to my email personally.

did you call the DPI yet?

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It's true. They can seize the dogs and keep them until they are satisfied the yard is secure. By the sounds of it they have finished their dealings with them if the fines have been issued etc.

It is ridiculous how inconsistent councils are.

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I'm so sorry this is still an ongoing headache for you. It's great to see Maddie healing up, even if it is a slow process. I'm sure her hair will grow back once the rest of the healing is done. How is she doing mentally since the attack? Is Stan still oblivious and goofy? :p

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Council CAN put a control order on the dogs, which means they MUST be secured from causing harm or face more fines...

Time to move up the food chain methinks... start beating on the local member's doors with your evidence of the injuries to your dogs, yourself, and council's apparent disinterest in doing anything to stop it happening again.

Squeaky wheel time...

T.

Council CAN but Gosford council WON'T, they are beyond pathetic :mad The GM of GCC didn't even have the decency to reply to my email personally.

I would make a lot of noise by cc'ing every Councillor, the Ranger, GM and your local state Member into an email. Explain how the lack of action in relation to these dogs is a potential for future disaster.

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You could also throw in the (not necessarily true) "fact" that... "next time it could be a child that is attacked"... *grin*

T.

Or the elderly citizen unsteady on feet minding own business walking to the corner shop

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Gosford City Council have a facebook page and there are numerous comments about their poor record in dealing with dog attacks - go and have a look people - and maybe leave a comment

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