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The lady across the road has a large dog that escapes every single day and wanders around the neighbourhood....I wrote her a (friendly) note a couple of weeks ago because this dog is in our front yard nearly EVERY morning when I come home from school drop off and it has started making its way under our house and into our BACKYARD when the kids are playing :no:
Since then, she has been leaving her gates WIDE open when she leaves for work and making no effort whatsoever. The dog was barking and growling at DS1 right out the front of our house the other day when he was trying to cross the road.
I can't seem to catch her at home so I wrote her another (very diplomatic) note.
If she does nothing again, I think I am going to have to call the coucil, although I don't want to....I can't have my children put at risk in their own backyard.
Regardless of my note, I KNOW she she knows the sog gets out because I have seen her reverse the whole way back up our street before in the morning, just as she has left to put it back in.
I feel bad about it all, do you think I am doing the right thing. She works for the local radio station....maybe I could ring their daily lost and found animal section.......:o
Hmm, well ----> :iagree:
:iagree: too I think the radio idea is a good one.
Maybe remind her that it's also wise to consider her dogs safety.
Once at work we hod to deal with a poor friendly wagger who got squashed under a concrete mixer - all because he escaped every day to hang out with the blokes across the road :crying: very sad for everyone.
OH dear, that sounds nasty, poor pup.
The thing is, I don't think she is really concerned at all about the dog's safety...we live in a very quiet street, in a town on 500, I think she figuures there is not much that could happen.
i knew a lady who had a dog.
i knew a lady who had a dog.
Long time no see! :wave:
I know my thread is kinda pointless......:p
i could see that any response would have done.
love the name eden.....
I would be calling the council, ESPECIALLY considering the animal is showing aggression towards your children... :yes:
I think you've been quite nice about the whole thing, which I suppose is generally the best approach in a town of only 500. No where to hide :laughing:
But I would be on to the council asap, especially with the dog displaying agressive behaviour as the PP just said.
She is not showing you any respect by allowing her animal to roam free and pose a risk to her children, don't let your good heart get in the way of protecting them.
You seem to feel a little bit guilty about calling the council after you have written her two notes? I think its now best for everyone if you do ring them. It's nice that you are concerned for the dog and have given her the opportunity to do the right thing - I would do, I can't stand people who go round dobbing in dogs without giving things a fair chance to be worked out but you have done enough. I recently called the council in a similar situation, nothing negative should happen to the dog. In my situation the council came to the persons home and told them about the dog being out during the day and issued them with a fine - dog not been out of the fence line since.
beck mum to zane and ty
I'd have to say that I agree with people. You have written 2 letters and she has ignored them twice. Calling your council would be the next thing to do.
you ahve given her 2 notes and she has blatently disregaurded them and is now letting the dog out intentionally, not only is she being a smart **** she is also putting her dogs life at risk,t his dog ahs showed aggression towards your children, time to call the council in
Thanks everyone.....I called the council this morning. They said they will go around and talk to her....hopefully it works. SHould I also call the real estate she is renting through? I think she is renting.
3 other neighbours have since talked to me and said they have had problems with the dog as well....Just yesterday, she was at home with the gates WIDE OPEN while the dog tried to 'play' with our children riding bikes and tore up the neighbours rubbish bag in her BACK yard....grrrrr.
It's a shame, I thought this lady was really nice :(
If the council dont come around or they do and you see no change then i would contaxt the real estate agent , hopefully a talk from the ranger will get her to pull her head in, otherwise next time the dog is out, catch it, put it in your yard and ring the council to come and pick it up that is what I did when I had a problem dog in my street and the rangers talking to her had no effect, I caught the dog several times and she had to pay to get him out after the third time she finally fixed her fences, good luck.
after 2 nice notes about her dog, Id ring her radio staition and the council,
:laughing:, oh the radio would be funny!!!!
I would think calling the coucil and having them come out would be effective. Nowadays they fine you SOOOO heavily (in our council anyway) when your dog is on the street.
We have 2 VERY active cattle dogs and one of them can jump ANY fence and he has on occasion jumped the fence but thankfully he is not aggressive at all and a friend of ours lives at the end of the street and sends him home.
But we're trying everything to stop him getting out mainly because the council fines so heavily (which is fair enough too).
So I would think having someone come out will put a stop to it. :fingerscrossed:
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