He has a beagle pit mix named Bo and the neighbor next door to him has a pure pit bull named Buddy, 80 lbs nice as can be. He tried to get his dog, Bo to torment Buddy. He tells his dog to go get Buddy, go bite'em. Luckily my neighbor was looking out the window and said something to him about it. Buddy is on a run in the back yard, no fence. Keep in mind we all just met, we all just moved in not too long ago and are in the process or building fences. So until then Buddy is on a run and the other guy walks his dog around his property, well sometimes, most often he and his wife stay inside and let their dogs out on retractable leashes and shut the door. So the dog has about 16 feet to walk around. No exercise or anything. Bo got out one day and came running up to me and my two dogs and had his tail between his legs with the saddest looking eyes. He followed me up my driveway with his tail between his legs. I wanted to keep him but the guys brother in law came over to get him. I feel like he is not well cared for. The owner of Bo told us he wanted his dog to be an attack dog, the dog is the size of a beagle maybe a little taller not much but has the brindle markings of a pit and I guess that is why he says his dogs has Pit in him. I don't know. Anyway, he walks his dogs around the property he has 2, one day we saw him putting arsenic on his lawn to kill some rats he claims he saw. No one else has seen these rats or has had problems with rats. Brand new development, houses. Whatever. So he puts the arsenic on the property line and next thing you know Buddy the Pit is throwing up a lot, so the owners of Buddy think Bo's owners poisoned him. He is crazy but we have no proof of anything to have PD step in. One day he told me his old neighbors chow was looking at him funny so he beat the dogs head in with a rock, I told him we were dog lovers he had no right to do that and to get off my property. I havenít spoke with him since. I think he is disturbed and shouldnít be a dog owner but am not really sure how to fix that. What do you guys think?
Syrn, I don't even need to read the rest to post this reply. Just by Bo coming up to you with his tail the way you said it was with those sad face.
I would not think twice but the call the animal controll on those people. Heck if I was standing there and there were saying that, it would be a heck of a fight with me and that A** neighbooh. The hell I will not take abusive neighboohs.
I would not wait one minute, you need to call the Animal Controll people and put a stop to it, that way they would have it on file, and in case something happens. The neighboor dog would be taken away from them for good. But hopefully nothing will happen. My strong advise is that you call Animal Controll ASAP. I would not wait one minute.
Oh wait a minute, sorry I got it wrong. So Bo is the dog that the owner wants to torment the other pitbull right.
And Bo's owner want his dog to be an attack dog. But Bo doesn't like his owner, am I right. Ok if this is the case I would still call Animal Controll on that guy, maybe the Animal Controll can do something about it.
You got it, Bo is the beagle/pit mix the owner is tormenting the Pit with. He is maybe 30 lbs and the pit is 80lbs. Even though the Pit is no agressive I guess any dog may attack if you torment them. I thought that they should be called, I told the owner's of the Pit to call next time he is doing it and to hurry up and get a fence up. The owner of the Pit is scared her dog will be taken away b/c of his breed, she said she heard in WV you can't own Pits but I don't know about that for sure. So I told her when she calls to keep her dog inside, maybe even in the crate so you don't see him in the window or hear him if he decides to bark.
Not to mention if Bo provoked Buddy and they did get into a fight, guess who would get blamed? BUDDY of course. I think it's best to have it on record too. Even if they can't do anything right now (although I think they should) at least there will be something there if something should come up again. Is Buddy ok now? How awful.
I would report him also. Not only for the tormenting of the PURE pit, which is freaking stupid!! But b/c of the arsenic and then letting his dog play on the yard after, that's just plain idiotic. Then you have the fact that he admittedly (SP) killed another dog b/c it looked at him weird, I mean WOW!!
We have pro's spray our yard, Terminix, and we keep our dogs/cats off until it dries, usually about 1 - 2 hours. And he let the dog right back on, thats causing intentional harm.
Report this a**hole now before he does succeed in killing the poor guy.
SYRN, after seing a few post here. I would, if I were you call the Animal Controll, and they do something like evaluate the dog and the owner with the dog. They would aslo speak with the owner and if the owner doens't no any better, would give it all away to the Animal Control Police, then maybe then they would take his dog away from him.
Heck if you wanted the dog, they might even let you adopt the dog, once the process is over with and done with that owner. Poor Bo, he has nothing to do with this and just wants to be a loving dog.
And yes, if Bo provokes Buddy enough, he will attack and Buddy will be the blame because of his breed. But some dogs do take it lightly though.
Here's my story of a similar situation, only with humans. There were two boys that use to provoke our dog, a German Shapard dogs, those types of dogs they use for police. Well one day Shebba, was the dogs name, couldn't take it anymore and desided to give those boys a piece of her mind. Mind you she did not harm the boys at all, she just played with them in the yard, keeping them on the floor, kind of rough playing with the boys, they were crying and scared. After awhile, Shebba had tought those boys a lesson, anyways, I saw what was happening and I stopped it. I looked at the boys, saw no scratch watsoever and I stood there and I watched what Shebba was doing.
Anyways, I looked at the boys and I said, so did you learn your lesson yet. You don't provoke anyone who you don't want to be provoke later. Shebba wasn't doing anything to you, she was in her kennel peice and quiet and and you boys had to provoke her, so you got your scare back, now didn't you. So now you will not provoke her again, right. Yep, sure enough they learned their lesson.
What I liked about Shebba is that she would not harm anyone, but she likes to teach people a lesson, not to provoke her. She died of poison, someone eventually got to her and poisened her, well this was years ago. And it was not those boys, in fact it was a trate going on in that town, people would poison other people's dog, just because they were jelious, and didn't have one. Damm those people.
Buddy is fine now, they moved his run further over to the right side of the yard as opposed to the middle. He decided to dig himself a hole under the house, my friend thought something happened to him one day, she looked out the window and didnít see him, she goes out there and sure enough he is lying in a dirt hole under the house, cute as could be. She took a pic it was adorable.
Gina Ė your right Buddy most likely would be blamed, he is a Pit and he is 80 lbs. They would probably think it was an unprovoked attack considering the poor reputation Pits have.
Bekah Ė that is so sad about your GSD, I would have been devastated if someone poisoned my dog to death. Iím glad I donít live next door to this idiot but across the street is scary enough, he could do something to our yard when we arenít home, but luckily my sister lives two doors up from me and is a stay at home Mom. She would probably notice if he was in my yard.
I'll tell her to call since Buddy is hers, but if she doesn't then I will. Like you guys said at least a report will be on file and if they do come out to talk to him, he seems dumb enough to offer up the info anyway.
Can you AND Buddy's family make a report together about this crazy neighbor. Animal control might be more likely to listen to the same story and then do something about it since then there is a witness.
The only thing I would be worried about is the crazy guy doing something to YOUR dog. Please be careful.
I agree with beagle/basset. We have had our share of problems with neigbhors in the past but I was always hesitant about reporting them because I was afraid what they might do to my dogs. Its really a problem and I for one hate confortation. I like everyone getting along which I know that does not happen if you have kids, dogs, etc. Hope everything can be worked out for you. Makes you want to move to your own little island somewhere doesn't it?