New Update 3 Please help! Please Donate to Save My DogsSubmitted by Jenbug123 on Wed, 09/18/2013 - 14:22
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Hello my Daily Paul Family,
Updated with new and current information.
On Friday the 13th my dogs Tilly and Dozer hand an incident involving an 11 year old boy... God I know it sounds awful but please hear me out.
Unfortunately after this incident occurred, was when I was told that he was a troubled child. He on numerous occasions have helped himself into peoples homes. Has stolen property. Has had many run ins with the law. Was violent towards children and adults, have gone around my neighborhood collecting debts from the gangsters in our town. Had access to counterfeit money. I also have witnesses stating that he has thrown rocks and sticks at my dogs. Most of my neighborhood has had trouble with this kid.
As well for myself have caught him helping himself into my home, once by entering the front door and another by entering my windows. My niece was awoken from her nap, walked into the living room and this boy was just walking around my home alone with my dogs in the house, she then kicked him out, locked the front door closed the windows, to then once again encounter this kid climbing through our window. These incidences is exactly why I didn't want him on my property at all, I made myself very clear he was not to open my front gate for any reason.
We have also warned his guardian that her child was not allowed on our property. I strongly believe she also has a huge part to play in this incident. I wish she would have warned me that he has mental issues, warned us that the boy most likely wouldn't have listened to our warnings about trespassing. Or that he had violent tendencies towards people and animals. This situation was a perfect puzzle of chaos.
My neighbors have also had many encounters with this boy, one mother got hit by a rock on the head, he struck a child with a racket in the face , breaking his teeth... and the list goes on.
He has been on my property many times before with no incident, involving my pets. Including breaking and entering with my dogs in the house. I believe this was because they were not provoked by him.
My dogs were inside my home ... my mother in her room about 30 feet away. The witness a next door neighbor states that the boy came into my yard, my screen door was closed but not locked and began banging on my doors, yelling, and when the dogs began barking was harassing them through the gate, banging at the gate by their faces, and barking and growling at them. My mother said she then got up to the front door and that's when they pushed the screen door open and began nipping at him.
The Boy went to the hospital with minor injuries. The animal control even said that the bites were not from a dog attacking for a kill. The injuries were not bad considering the animals I have.
The Sergeant on my case even said that in our county they make it very difficult for homeowners with animals. And many times situations are very unfair for the dog owners.
I don't know why things happen the way they do, but in my heart this happened to my family as a warning, to always do what you can to protect those you love. I never would have thought that I have to in effect protect my animals from certain situations. I never thought I would have a child of this caliber provoke my dogs in such a way, and that they would attack. It is definitely a learning experience for me and all those this situation effected. They deemed my dogs dangerous because it was a child that provoked them. If it were an adult that created this situation it would have been different.Though I feel a broken screen door has nothing to do with my dogs being "dangerous".
With all these occurrences with this kid... I wondered who is protecting us, my neighborhood or anyone interacting with this child from us? Because he is 11 years old, we have to deal with him, because the system believes he doesn't know better? There are young children everyday that kill people, kill animals and the innocent people have to deal with it?
I went to the police station to file a complaint against this kid because of the trespassing concerns and to ask if this child was in fact trespassing. The officer told me legally he was regardless of weather my screen door was in working order or not. And that the reason this kid is still creating chaos is because children his age can pretty much get away with anything, that the juvenile system is all screwed up, its over crowded and alot of the time they don't know what to do with these troubled kids. They have told me even if I caught him trespassing and called it in, they would just pick him up and drive him home... keep in mind he lives 3 houses away. Now I know why this kid is still roaming the streets committing crimes and getting away with it. This was a hard pill to swallow.
I'm glad the incident happened when people were around, and it wasn't one of those times he broke into my home and no one was home. I believe this was the workings of something greater, this situation could have been fatal.
I hope that my situation can help others.I ask of you, any dog owners to get a copy of the ordinates from your county regarding dog ownership. If its broke, fix it. Your county and animal control in the end will always look out for itself. If you have a trouble maker around , take all precautionary measures. You wont be sorry for the small inconveniences.
In our eyes,its hot outside, we don't have air conditioning the screen was closed not securely locked it was not in working order, my dogs were napping, my mother was enjoying her TV. Its peaceful, its a beautiful day. My house was quaint and quiet. Never did we think we would have to worry about a kid provoking our dogs, and an attack would soon follow.
The fees for keeping them under quarantine $130.00 for pick u$70.00 a day and if they consider them Dangerous dogs its $1000 a year for the permit. And they want the money upfront. As a precaution I had someone fix our front screen door, I have posted a beware of dog sign in my front yard, I will have to put a pad lock on my front gate. I sort of feel like a prisoner on my own property but I would do it because I love my dogs.
Tilly and Dozer clean reputation will forever be tarnished. Any donation would help. I miss my babies dearly and honestly I do not feel safe without them.