|09-28-2013 06:26 PM|
Not sure about the law in Michigan, but in Ohio, if the dog warden is called to your house for some other reason -- i.e. dog is running loose, etc. they can check for licenses on the dogs, and if they are not licensed, then the people are fined double the license fee.
This is not huge, but then the dog has tags, and most people will put the tag on the dog.
Then you can take it to animal control and start the process of teaching them to keep their puppy under control.
|09-28-2013 06:21 PM|
|vicky2200||It would help because I would be saving that dog. Of course they would get another dog, but at least one would be saved. The dog does not have tags.|
|09-28-2013 03:25 PM|
That would be theft, sorry. And they would just go out and bring back yet another puppy. Call animal control if the dog is continuously let loose to the point that it is off their property or molesting your dogs. Fine. Taking their dog will just get you in trouble. It won't stop these people from doing what they are doing. Being fined by animal control over and again, may.
If the dog is wearing a collar, tag, and license, take it to the animal control as a stray -- leave the collar and tag on so that they can contact the owners, and the pup will not be euthanized. They will likely fine the owners, maybe not the first time, but if this happens repeatedly, the owners will be fined.
|09-28-2013 03:03 PM|
|Sarah~||My neighbors had two puppies that they would let out for HOURS alone, whenever I was outside they would be so starved for attention they would be rolling all over my feet and licking my ankles. I felt so awful for them, I called AC but they just gave them a warning. Then they moved out shortly after that, I still wonder about those poor puppies. They weren't the first dogs they did that too, either, they had a little chihuahua and a weimeriener (however it's spelled) that they did the same thing with.|
|09-28-2013 11:06 AM|
|Nikitta||Some people don't deserve to have a dog.|
|09-28-2013 10:40 AM|
|pyratemom||I feel your agony. My across the street neighbors have a poo-mix of something but when the dad is home he walks it on a leash. When he isn't home the kids just open the door and let the dog roam. It has chased my feral cats from their feeding station, eaten the food, and spilled the water, not to mention driving my dog crazy and pooping in my yard. My husband talked to the dad a couple days ago.The dad said yes it's the kids that let the dog out and he doesn't but he does nothing to stop it from happening either. The kids need a good talking to about the road and the dangers of the US Mail semis going by to get to the back of the post office and how their dog could get killed but I cant do it as they barely speak English, even though dad does. Previous people in the same rental let their dog out the same way. The day after I warned the lady her dog could get hit, it was killed in the road by a car going by. I was in my back yard when it happened and just happened to be looking over the fence when the lady came running out - she looked over at me as if it was my fault while I was still dressed in my robe and hadn't even been out of my yard.|
|09-28-2013 03:02 AM|
Rant about people and their dogs
A little over a year ago there was a house on our walk route that had a sign up that said "who stole my puppy?" At the time I thought, wow that sucks. It was up for quite awhile. I heard that they saw someone take the dog one day, but had no clue who it was.
Fast forward a few months. They get a nice little pit bull puppy. It was very young, maybe 8 weeks old. Every day for close to a month when we would walk by the puppy would run out to us. The people would come get it. They never apologized. The road is semi-busy. I have no clue what happened to the dog. We went down state for the winter and the next summer it was gone. They didn't seem to have another dog and all was well.
Well about a week ago, a puppy (8 weeks, if even) ran out to the road while we were walking by. It looks like maybe some type of spaniel mix. They came and got it. Since then the puppy has come out twice. The next time was at night. It was dark when we were walking and the dog ran out. Our dogs barked and carried on, but the people never came out to look. So my mom picked up the puppy and knocked on their door. She told them it was in the road and the guy said " it was? I just let it out to pee." Now, you have to realize, they have no fence. So they just let it out, in the dark, all alone. The next time it came out, it was light out. Nobody was outside but a kid came out to get the dog after a few minutes. At this point, I had enough. I decided, before I saw the kid came out, I was going to say something.
I scaled back what I was going to say, but I still got my point across. I told the girl, maybe 10 years old, that she needed to tell her parents that if they need to either take care of the dog and get a fence or put it on a tie out (at the VERY LEAST) or take it to a shelter. I told her he would get hit by a car or lost. Her response was "yeah, we know."
I think I saw them constructing some kind of makeshift enclosure in the back, but if the dog comes out again I am telling the adult if it happens once more, I am calling animal control. If I could reasonably take another dog now, I would just take the dog.