Josue Rodriguez: My dogs killed my neighbors dog?
Okay here is the sad story, my neighbors dog broke the fence and came in to my yard and started fighting with my female pit. Then my male pit got into the whole fight, so it was now my two pits against my neighbors dog which btw is a 30-40lbs mutt. Another neighbors heard the whole noise of the dogs fighting and came into my yard to get my dogs off the dog, as soon as my dogs got of my neighbors dog, the dog was able to go back to its yard(nobody was home at my house) well their dog ended up dying:( now my is sueing for $ 7000 of vet bills and what not, he claims that my dogs broke the fence, but the broken part of the fence board was in my yard which means it was pushed in?? He claims that his dog was dragged into my yard by my dogs when it stuck its head through the fence because his dog was not physical able to fit without it being pulled in. But yet his dog was still able to go threw that broken part of the after being attacked by my dogs(which my other neighbor witness)?? My neighbor my was also not home at the time.
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What can happen to me and my dogs???
Answers and Views:
Answer by Dog Section Regular
This is exactly why PIT BULLS ARE NOT OUTDOOR DOGS. THIS is why Pit Bulls should NEVER BE LEFT OUTDOORS UNATTENDED. Even if you are NOT to blame, they will ALWAYS blame your Pit Bulls no matter what. YOU have to prevent that, but instead you did the irresponsible thing and left them outside and then this happens.
You can prove your case all you want, but animal control or the cops or the judge will ultimately decide the fate of your dogs. They may conclude that your dogs are vicious and a danger to society.
I would contact a lawyer ASAP. Animal Control or the cops should already have been called, if not by you or your neighbors, then a Vet.
Answer by Show Breeders Sell Better Pups
The first answer is correct.
This is going to give Pitties a bad rap even more, because of your mistake.
Answer by Ayse
People need to shut the fuck up about pit bulls. If you come into a dogs lawn, that dog will protect it's property. If you fight with a dogs mate, said dog will defend it's mate.
TAKE A BUNCH OF PICTURES. of your dogs, any marks they have, etc. Take a picture of the board/break in the fence. Measure the break in the fence to see if there was enough room for your dogs to be able to pull that dog in. Get yourself a lawyer.
People don't look upon pits very kindly, which will hinder your argument...but as long as you have the facts and your dogs are innocent, you can save them.
Now, more than likely, if convicted, your dogs will be put down, depending on how many times they bite the other dog, and what state you live in. Get a lawyer.
Answer by Ganal
In a way it is both of your faults. The fence should have been inspected to make sure it was sound on both sides. If the broke fence boards were on your side then it sounds like the neighbors dog broke in. Your dogs were defending their territory. How would the dog get through the fence if it were not physical fit?
Get an attorney and talk to them with him. Take tons of pictures of the two dogs, the fence, the broken boards, and anything else that may be of use to you. Maybe offer to pay half of the bills even if you win.
Answer by Parshuram
you should pay for it.
Answer by Tyler
Well first off im sorry to hear that. Now what you need to do is get your self a lawyer! Chances are and not trying to sound mean but Ive seen many cases like this on animal planet THEY always blame the pits! Pitbulls have such a bad rep and chances are your dogs will be put down if you don't provide strong enough evidence because they are considered (dangerous dogs) if they attack. Measure the gap on the broken fence, take a pic of the fence piece to show it was pushed in by the other dog, and look for any bite or scratch marks or wounds on your dogs and take pics to support your argument. Make sure you have a full story with strong evidence (pics) if you want any chance of winning this case. Tell the judge that the dog forced himself into your yard and your dogs were protecting your property and that how could it physically be possible for a dog be dragged by the head? The neck possibly but not the head and if the dog doesnt have bite marks on the neck then theres no evidence for your neighbor to say he was "dragged" thats really the best advice I can give and your best bet. And state that noone was home so your neigbor doesnt have a "story" to tell only pics can win the case cause a pic is worth a 1000 words (: But after this make sure you keep your dogs inside so this incident doesn't happen again. I used to have a pitbull their great dogs but the rep that comes with them is terrible I really like pits. Good luck with the situation and hope this helps!
Answer by Rosalie
Take pictures, get witness acounts wherever possible- and save that board!
Call an attorney immediately - you will need them.
Keep your dogs in from now on- not only are they a risk, but could easily be at risk for abuse by others. Check your yard before letting them out each time, and stand right there while they do their business, and take them right back in.
It will matter who owned the fence, what condition it was kept in, and what happened after that.
You're in a heap of trouble, and yes, you should never ever ever leave Pit bulls unattended, for their own good as well as anyone else's. They and you may lose in the end.
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