I wouldn't leave your dog outside on a choker. Choke collars are for training only. I would have him neutered and you both will be happier. The female's owner was very careless to leave her dog in heat outside unattended. duh. I think 1/2 would be fair.
Not that I am adding much here but I want to say I agree 100% with both cricketmom and Ansy.
What if you paid because you feel responsible and it wasn't even your dog?
Yes, legally your dog was on their property, but they need to take responsibility too.
It is admiral that you are willing to do the right thing, but then again you don't want to be taken advantage of.
If you do pay, and I agree with no more than 1/2 plus the DNA test (if the dog is even pregnant) pay directly to the vet. If the other person has already paid the vet in full and you have to pay your portion to that person make sure you keep receipts. Use a check or money order and write on there what it is for. I would also send it with a certified letter. This will all help cover you. Everyone is not admirable and how do you know that it is your dog that got her pregnant or even if she is even pregnant.
Good luck to you and please come back and tell us what happens.
I don't think I ever told you what kind of dogs we are talking about here. My male is a Boxer and the female is a Lab.
It's kind of funny, I have bent over backwards to be nice to these people (this is a very small town of 800 people) and they are still ranting and raving and carrying on. I am a single mother raising my two children by myself, plus going to college full time and I work here in town. They're just making way more of this than need be.
A friend of mine is keeping my dog out at their house in the country until I can figure out what I am going to do with him.
I appreciate everyone's input. I have to go to court on the 28th of this month for the ticket I got from this. It's a dog running at large citation. I am planning on fighting it because I feel that I was doing my part in atleast trying to keep him contained. I am going to take his broken colllar and hopefully the judge will have some kind of mercy. I will keep you up to date.
I think you should probally just pay it all. My corgi isn't fixed and I chain her up while i am out with her. If another dog got to her(Theoretically- I can see for miles here) I would expect them to pay for everything. I would be very upset and throwing a fit to. The owners were irresponcible for leaving her outside but even if they were walking her they may not have been able to stop it. As far as the fine a lot of times when you go in to argue things I think they will drop them.(how it works with other tickets here anyway!). You may also be able to have the fee dropped if you offer to do something else(volunteer,mentioning getting dog fixed). Where they just going to get there dog fixed?
I have to tell you this.. Hoochie is my real nickname..It is funny seeing someone else with the same.. anyways did this other owner of the dog see your dog knotted up with his? I had a female who was on a chain and she was in heat and our next door people who owned a boxer also broke out and came and got my dog pregnant and we didn't abort the babies we let her have them and we got rid of them because we did not see him get her pregnant. but when she had to babies you could tell he was the dad . they looked like him.. anyways we found out that if our dog was on a chain in our yard and he came to our yard they are responisble for helping get rid of them or whatever... any doctor fees etc. sorry to say in the county we live in in california by law we have to have our dogs chained up and house and water. I know that some people don't like to chain there dogs up I have one dog that doesn't like to be in a chain kennel either. he rather be on his chain and run around.... anyways good luck Hoochie and let us know what happens..
I didnít know an abortion without spaying was even possible with dogs.
I had an unplanned matting once and talked to several vets about abortion. They all said not possible. Some say they can give her something within the first day of the mating that may or may not work, but the only sure way is to spay her.
Any way, it takes two to tango. It is their fault just as much as it is yours. Should split the bill.
As for DNA testing to determine the father, you got to have the pups first before you can do the test .... I think.
***Edited By: lucina on 12/4/2004 10:53:23 PM*** Reason: sp
You just have to be carefull because if they really want it paid for they could say he came up growling and mean when they were out with the dog and that is why they were scared to get her away from it. Some people are scared of boxers so it is entirely possible. If your city has a viscious dog law(can't actually remember what its called) that would be bad.