Dog Packs and Tattletale Guilt
There's a few neighborhood dogs in my area that have packed up to make a minor inconvenience into a great nuisance.
It's between 3 and 6 dogs most of the time, and they're particularly active in the mornings.
Up until now, they've just done annoying things like getting into trashcans, chasing joggers, etc. but this morning, I saw them harrassing a woman walking a Yorkie, trying to attack her dog. (The Yorkies near me seem to have the worst luck...)
Now, I'm not worried for my dog's safety or anything. He's never outside unsupervised and we've been taking our walks in the nearest park for awhile now.
However, they make me a little uneasy for other dogs in the area, my cats, etc.
Also, they always seem to congregate on the street in front of my house and get up to mischief from there, so I'm a little worried someone is going to think they're my dogs and try to blame me for anything they might do.
HOWEVER, where I live, almost everyone lets their dogs run loose. It's just the way things are. It's not legal, but people have been letting their dogs roam here since the 60s because it's a pretty rural area.
So I am reluctant to call animal control because ALL of my neighbors' dogs are likely to be rounded up and I'd hate to have the ire of the entire neighborhood hanging over my head. Most of them have sweet, good-natured dogs that never cause problems.
So, deal with the dog pack or live with a tattletale's guilt?
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