03-30-2008, 04:50 PM
Join Date: May 2000
Re: Laws on Dogs
Originally Posted by rocko
If this is directed at my original post, let me explain something.
We live in an area where there are basically 3 families.
The dog owner,myself,my neighbor which happens to be my mother-in-law/father-in-law.
My father-in-law was the one cornered and all three families are in easy walking distance.
My mother-in-law was taking garbage out one night when it got out and barely got back to house.
Also, I asked in my original post what i "can legally do !
There was no trying to be charles bronson insinuated on my part so before you accuse and roll eyes, please read more carefully.
Anyway, I did go the the authorities the other day about it as the dog has got out again since i originally posted it thursday night.
They said for me to go to the county attorney and get something sent to them on paper which I am doing.
He also said " Rocko, I will say if that dog gets on your ground and is menacing or terrozing in any way, you have every right to take care of the problem yourself".
Oh yeah Red in Chicago, No, I havent directly been outside when this has happened. However the other night my daughter who is six was at her grandma's and it was time for her to come home which her grandma always walks her home.
I heard a commotion outside and opened door to hear the search party (neighbors) out yelling to try to find the dog before someone got hurt.
I immediately made the call telling grandma to keep my daughter inside till this thing was caught.
They was running ten minutes late in leaving or my little girl would have been outside at the time and that was the last straw as far as I am concerned !
Um, my post wasn't geared toward you Rocko.