How legal is it to shoot a stray dog in your backyard? *big update!!*
Animal Control did not catch the dog this afternoon but about 3:30 I noticed the dog standing on our front porch since our storm door was open he could smell our lab in the living room in her kennel. I tried to lure him in and capture him but he booked it just as my husband got home from work so he called Animal Control again. They sent the same guy back over him and sure enough the dog showed up within a half hour. Took Animal Control almost an hour and a half and two packs of treats but the dog is CAUGHT!! My husband is talking to the guy now but I am so excited I had to update lol We don't have to do anything else, the dog is finally off the streets! I really hope he doesn't go back to his old owners (if he had any) because he had been loose for too long and someone else who will care for him needs him.
Animal Control just called to tell me they sent a dispatcher to head into our neighborhood to see if they can catch him. They promised to call me if he is caught and the lady said she got a few calls about him this morning. So at least I know we aren't the only ones he is bothering. We shall see if they catch him this time....
We have been calling animal control for the past 3 weeks to pick this dog up. He gets into our backyard and we have a female lab we are trying to keep away from him since she is scheduled to be fixed on Wednesday and she started her first cycle last Saturday so I know it's possible for him to knock her up.
Our lab is in the living room right now in her kennel because I've heard what male dogs will do to get to a female in heat and we are SO not having puppies.
Just a minute ago our golden started barking and I watched that stupid dog run into our backyard again. I can't tell if he has a collar or who he belongs to but I am so frustrated he is still running loose! I've left another message with animal control since they are only open from noon to 6:00 today.
My husband just wants to shoot the dog though. We have an outside dog run built for our lab to stay in while we are at work but because of this dog we haven't been putting her out there and she's getting so restless being in her kennel during the day. Urg, I wish whoever owned this dog would take responsibility for him! Who knows if he's had his shots and my husband says it looks like he hasn't been fixed, he won't go anywhere near people and always runs off but it sucks that because he can get into OUR yard we can't put our own dogs out there.