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Lonnie Utah
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Need to ODB advice. Neighborhood Dog attack. (Thank goodness for security cams)
I know how this is going to end before I even begin. But I just want to make sure my thinking is on point.

After what seems like weeks of grey, it was a beautiful bluebird day here today. So my wife took our Boykin for a walk. On her way out, one of our neighbors (that we know, but not well) have a great pyrenes. Apparently he slipped his fence and got after her and the dog. She was able to keep herself between the two of them as they circled each other. Fortunately, another neighbor heard her cries and pulled the other dog away.

On the way home, literally at our driveway, our neighbors wait for it, pit bull mix (but ya'll already guessed that, right?), came charging across the street and she wasn't as lucky this time. Let's just say it was a mess. His owner had to tackle the dog to get it off of ours. Both the dog and my wife are physically fine (as best we can tell). My wife is very, very shaken up mentally (I don't know about the mental state of the dog, but he messed himself during the attack and ended up having to have a bath.) They've had their dog less than 1 year.

The entire encounter was captured by multiple views on our security cameras. I wasn't that alarmed until I watched the video. Our neighbor came over immediately after he got his dog up. Now here's the rub. He has a son about the same age as ours, and they play together often. I won't say they're best friends, but it's close. We've already told our son that he can't play at their house if their dog is around. With COVID they never go inside anyway, they've only been playing outside.

I'm conflicted on how much to escalate this. What I'm tempted to do is tell them that if I ever see the dog outside unrestrained, I'm taking the video to animal control. On one hand I think that's fair. On the other, I wouldn't be able to live with myself if it happened again, especially if a child was involved.

So, that's the readers digest version. If you were in my shoes, what would be your next move?

Edited to add: We like and get along with all of our neighbors. I don't want that to change.

Thanks in advance.

Edited to add the video.

Here is the video for those that are interested. After watching it does it change your thoughts?


This post was edited on 2/8 at 4:30 pm


bbvdd
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re: Need to ODB advice. Neighborhood Dog attack. (Thank goodness for security cams)
Give yourself a couple of days to calm down and go talk to him. Tell him your concern for your family (wife, son and dog) with their dog.

Not sure the laws there but it may be a huge liability with that dog and he needs to know that.


Lonnie Utah
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re: Need to ODB advice. Neighborhood Dog attack. (Thank goodness for security cams)
Thanks bbvdd. I was going to let it marinate for a couple of days, Thanks for reinforcing that.


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re: Need to ODB advice. Neighborhood Dog attack. (Thank goodness for security cams)
Dial (985) 324 - 2668.












985 - 324 - COOT


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KemoSabe65
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re: Need to ODB advice. Neighborhood Dog attack. (Thank goodness for security cams)
Report to animal control and make sure they file a report, send certified letter with a a copy stating what is going to happen next time. I would also let them know to expect a letter form my attorney putting them on notice of future litigation. I know of zero way to find out who handles neighbors insurance but an attorney may have the tools to find out. If you can get to their insurance company shite will get done.


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jimbeam
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re: Need to ODB advice. Neighborhood Dog attack. (Thank goodness for security cams)
Paging coot killa


Lonnie Utah
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re: Need to ODB advice. Neighborhood Dog attack. (Thank goodness for security cams)
There must be an inside joke here I'm missing


Flats
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re: Need to ODB advice. Neighborhood Dog attack. (Thank goodness for security cams)
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On the other, I wouldn't be able to live with myself if it happened again, especially if a child was involved.


Dog aggression does not equal human aggression. You have two dog-aggressive dogs in your neighborhood; I’d be speaking to both owners after I slept on it.


Lonnie Utah
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re: Need to ODB advice. Neighborhood Dog attack. (Thank goodness for security cams)
Thanks flats. Sage advice.


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armsdealer
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re: Need to ODB advice. Neighborhood Dog attack. (Thank goodness for security cams)
I know ammo is expensive, but not too expensive to handle this properly.


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re: Need to ODB advice. Neighborhood Dog attack. (Thank goodness for security cams)
Do you live in an area with leash laws? Did his dog accidentally get out or does he let it out off leash often?


Lonnie Utah
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re: Need to ODB advice. Neighborhood Dog attack. (Thank goodness for security cams)
They were playing ball in the front yard. My security cams showed they were outside for about 1 min before he charged.


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ScoobyDont
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re: Need to ODB advice. Neighborhood Dog attack. (Thank goodness for security cams)
I completely understand your wish to get along with all of your neighbors. It is also clear to me that you know what damage a pit can do. So you have a neighbor with a dog that can easily kill a child, and you now KNOW that this particular dog is aggressive. I would imagine that you know that talking to the idiot who chooses to own such a dog will resolve nothing. Whatever he says or promises will not change the fact that you have a timebomb directly across the street from you. You have a chance right now to do something. What if that dog attacks your child? Can you imagine what you would give to go back in time and do more than talk to the owner?
KemoSabe65 is right when he said "Report to animal control and make sure they file a report, send certified letter with a a copy stating what is going to happen next time. I would also let them know to expect a letter form my attorney putting them on notice of future litigation. I know of zero way to find out who handles neighbors insurance but an attorney may have the tools to find out. If you can get to their insurance company shite will get done."
This post was edited on 2/6 at 10:03 pm


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bulldog95
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re: Need to ODB advice. Neighborhood Dog attack. (Thank goodness for security cams)
My neighbor across the street back in 2010 had a couple of dogs they kept in their house (not sure the bred but over 50 pounds)

One day the neighbors kids and friends were outside and they let the dogs out with no leashes and they came into my yard snarling and baring their teeth and me and my son and charging them backing off.

The neighbors sons and friends were outside laughing at make rude comments.

I took my son inside and then came back outside with my 12 gauge and let the dogs get a nice dose of birdshot scattered among them (I wasn’t very close)

The dad came over to my house a little later hollering at me and cussing me until I let him know he could leave my property and the next time his dogs were in my yard and acting that way I’d put them down for good.

He called the cops but after I showed them video of the dogs actions the told my neighbor not step foot in my yard and-that if I felt mine or my kids lives were in danger then I could in fact defend myself or family and kill any animal in that case.

The police then called animal control who came out and visited the family. The dogs were never outside again off leash.


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bulldog95
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re: Need to ODB advice. Neighborhood Dog attack. (Thank goodness for security cams)
It’s not about whether your neighbor does or doesn’t like you. Yes it will make life easier but if your kids are outside or any of the other neighborhood kids and that dog gets out and mauls them or worse then whether neighbors like each other or not won’t matter.

You gotta look out for you and yours and try to keep the peace best way you can but in the end screw his dog protect your family


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highcotton2
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re: Need to ODB advice. Neighborhood Dog attack. (Thank goodness for security cams)
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There must be an inside joke here I'm missing


Let’s just say coot killa has special skills that relates to these situations.


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Buzzed
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re: Need to ODB advice. Neighborhood Dog attack. (Thank goodness for security cams)
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Dog aggression does not equal human aggression. You have two dog-aggressive dogs in your neighborhood; I’d be speaking to both owners after I slept on it.



This. Obviously your neighbor is a good dude if he threw himself into the fight, risking being attacked by his own dog by accident.

Can’t tell you what to do, but I wouldn’t turn him in. It’s highly possible your dog walked by during a split second your neighbor took his eyes off his dog. Doesn’t sound like he lets it roam freely.

Like flats said, it’s 2 aggressive dogs after each other. Your wife just got caught holding the leash.

As far as your kid is concerned, I wouldn’t let him go to their place. That dog could attack your kid for simply smelling like your dog.


Lonnie Utah
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re: Need to ODB advice. Neighborhood Dog attack. (Thank goodness for security cams)
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Like flats said, it’s 2 aggressive dogs after each other. Your wife just got caught holding the leash


Just to clarify, our boykin didn't even fight back. He tried to run away the whole time.


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offshoretrash
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re: Need to ODB advice. Neighborhood Dog attack. (Thank goodness for security cams)
File a complaint with the sheriff department that way you have an official record of the aggressiveness of the dogs. Carry a pistol on you the next time you walk your dog if one of those dogs attempts to attack you or your dog kill it.


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bearhc
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I was walking at the Lakefront in Metairie and was attacked by a boxer and bitten pretty badly. The Levee Board police got there and handled the situation. Several days later, the JPSO called me. The dog had been involved in several incidents. I had the option to have him put down or legally confined to his yard. I exercised the second option. I would report the incident and ask my neighbor to have the dog confined unless the owner has him on a leash.


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