Originally Posted by rocko
Okay, I do not like starting threads. First one in fact.
Here is my problem. We live outside city limits and have a problem with a neighbor who has a dog which has got loose on several occassions lately. The dog is a pitbull or part pitbull and when loose has cornered a neighbor on two different occassions.
They have been warned repeatedly about keeping this dog chained but he continously gets loose.
I have a little girl and I have stated I dont plan on her being scared all summer to go outside.
My question is what can I legally do ?
If I go to the authorities, can they do something or what is the best action to take?
I would appreciate genuine advice from any Redzoners.
Play it by the book first. Call your law enforcement and animal control repeatedly, get some digital photos with dates/time if possible, showing the dog running lose, the photos make it easier for law enforcement and animal control, cover your butt first. Explain the threats, then do what you have to do.
If you have a slick lying neighbor like I do, the police will come out each time, but the pit bull will be back in the house by the time they get there with the owner saying that it wasn't their dog and that their dog has been in the house the entire time, same way when the animal control comes out. Thus you will need some objective proof.