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Damned irresponsible dog owners

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by Kyska, May 26, 2014.

  1. Kyska

    Kyska Honorary Member

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    Sometime between this morning and this evening someone has let their dog attack three of my prize Kerry Hill ewes, I got there, fleece everywhere, one ewe down, her tail nearly severed (Kerry's have long tails), the other two with lacerations on their arse, the ram untouched, but he'd give a bit back.

    I'm so annoyed, not at the £400 vet bill, the ill one might not make it, but surely tell someone your dog has critically injured someone's animal.

    Ill find out who the dog owner is, the footpath is not a well known one, I've an idea of what dog, but I'd like a word with the owner.

    Annoyed.
     
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    Be sure to crack down on them.
     
  3. neiled

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    And you'll still get some dog owners that think it'll be ok to let their dogs run free in the countryside..... morons. Hope everything works out for you.
     
  4. Honest Bob

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    Back in the good old days, we had a cure for un leashed dogs chasing farm animals. Some dog walkers think its OK for their dogs to run wild. That cure still works, if you catch them in the act. Hope your ewe survives ok. Atb, Bob.
     
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    I think the cure is still permissible......
     
  6. Honest Bob

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    I know, but you have to be careful these days, if you know what I mean, police, press, nasty farmer. Will say no more on this subject. Atb, Bob.
     
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    That's bad. I'd be fuming, fella.
     
  8. Kyska

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    **** that, if I'd seen it happen it would of been 55 grain at high speed. I'm well aware of my rights.

    I have no probs with people using the footpaths, just respect what isn't theirs would be nice. I put up with people trampling the headlands (even though we cut a 1.5m strip to walk through), letting a dog do that, and not have the balls to tell me there is an injured animal in a field is different, anonymous call would do me.
     
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  9. Bullwhip

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    spineless is the word.

    Hope you get to have a good ole chat with whoever is to blame; there's just no moral fibre in most folk today.
     
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    what p**s@s me off its the animal that is attacked ( and the dog) that suffers just because of the irresponsible owners ignorance . in a perfect world it would be the owner that got the permissible cure. sorry i just think its just so unfair that the guiltiest of parties gets away scott free .atb gary. fuming here its so unnecessary . kyska sorry you and yours have suffered this .!
     
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    oh No sorry to read this hope you get it sorted out .....sure it wasnt a fox
     
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    Sorry to hear this mate.
    It may be worth setting a trail cam looking at the style or gate / whatever way they get in if you feel it may happen again.??



    Foxes don't attack adult sheep Margaret.

    Cheers Andy
     
  13. Egg

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    That's pretty rotten news Kyska - particularly on the back of the thread you created re letting your daughter camp-out with her pals.

    I'm with r10hunter - trail-cam the area. You might not catch the particular dog owner & dog that were responsible for this incident this time but at least you can point to video evidence should it ever happen again (hope not) or you see someone entering your land with a dog that's not under control.
     
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    Bloody shocking mate, by the extent of the injuries, the owner has not done very much to intervene!!!

    Defiantly try and find the p***k, get vet bills payed back, and a boot in the tadger for his trouble!!!!
     
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    £400 vet bill for a £150 sheep? Had done with it, kill them and eat them.
     
  17. SteveO

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    Not the point fella, they were probably bought to breed from and were likely regarded as pets by Richards young kids. It's not as black and white for some as it is for others. ;)
     
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    No ifs or buts either! Dog owners need to understand this. I am sure nobody on this forum would knowingly or wantonly condone hurting anyone's much loved pet, but dog owners need to understand that they have to keep their dogs under control at all times, especially on agricultural land.
     
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    I was on a night vision shoot with Meteor62 on one of his paddock permissions last year, we didn't have any success with the rabbits and for good reason.... there were at least 4 Charlie lurking about, some coming right up to us but couldn't see us!

    Then suddenly Charlie went speeding past with a bull terrier type dog hot on it heels, in the middle of the night with not a soul around!

    That dog could easily have been tearing lambs and ewes apart if it was a different scenario but it was certainly bad enough to spook the horses... in pitch darkness that could have been a recipe for disaster!

    I believe all dogs should be micro-chipped, if they are caught out - hefty fine for the owner, caught 3 times - put them down. It happens In the US and Canada.

    I love dogs and the only reason I don't own at least one is my wife has a life threatening fur allergy but in years gone by our dogs never ever wondered from the open front garden, let alone went off on a animal worrying Jolly! A lot of it is down to poor owners and training!

    Just like parents who let their feral kids get up to all sorts, they have even less worry about their dogs.
     
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    It was three ewes, full pedigree old English breed, one of them is worth more than the vet bill alone.
     

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