Friday, June 01, 2007

Bad Doggies

I know these aren't the only bad doggies in the county running around chasing people but it sure looks like an unsettling set of circumstances for people in that neighborhood. The story says this is on J Street, Eureka, but no mention of what block. I wonder if it's anywhere near the 2300 block?

I was working on K street one day when the gal delivering mail asked me something about a pit bull that had been in the area. She said it almost attacked her. I'd actually seen the dog but it didn't act threatening towards me.


Shortly thereafter some guy came around looking for a pit bull, also wondering if I'd seen it. At that point it seemed to be long gone. The guy said he was worried he might have to "put the dog down..." if it was threatening people. Seemed a pretty concerned guy to me.

Wonder if he's the same one the has the bad doggies in the news article?
I'll never understand why he would insist on keeping these dogs after all the problems they've created. This doesn't seem like a healthy situation and, heck, I've known people with dogs that caused even less problems that got rid of the dogs.
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The druggie house just up the street from my house took in some mixed breed dog some time ago. It continually broke out of the back yard and would prowl the neighborhood growling at people.

Eventually, they gave up on the back yard and just chained it out in the front yard, making the dog even more aggressive. It would still get away, one way or another, and start pestering people.


The final straw was when a neighbor was walking her little pug dog down the street and the bad doggie was off its leash and started really pestering them. I heard her yelling and saw what was happening. I was thinking of grabbing my old police academy PR-24 and maybe thumping on the dog, but Marc Matteoli drove up about then and chased the dog off with his car.

I could hear Marc tell the lady something along the line of "We've had enough of this...". I might add, during the whole affair, no one from the druggie house came out to take care of their dog or see what the ruckus was all about.

Within about fifteen minutes, Eureka Animal Control showed up at the druggie house. The dog was still untethered in the front yard but didn't get too riled up with the puppy policeman. Right after he gets out of his truck someone finally comes out of the house and puts the dog inside the house. The puppy cop spoke with the gal for a minute or so, then left.

Never saw that dog again.
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So what is it with the guy on J Street that he keeps hanging on to these dogs? I'll never understand it.

Let's hope it doesn't come to this, but if those dogs do end up attacking someone, hopefully the owner will be dealt with in the same manner as a dog owner in Petaluma whose vicious dogs finally went too far.

Why the Sonoma County DA took a month to charge that guy with the attacks is beyond me. From what I remember reading about that case earlier on, it was pretty much the same as what's going on with this case. Shouldn't have had to think twice about charging him.

10 Comments:

At 9:33 AM, Blogger robash141 said...

If that was my neighborhood and I saw those dogs off of their property and acting agggresively they would be dead very shortly thereafter. End of problem.

 
At 9:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's the 3700 block of J Street — the J street extension that you can only reach by shuttling over from the end of I Street.

 
At 10:26 AM, Blogger Carol said...

Out here in the country, if a dog starts chasing cattle, it will get shot by the farmers.

People need to be responsible pet owners.

 
At 10:40 AM, Blogger Jennifer Savage said...

People need to be responsible pet owners.

Amen.

 
At 2:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why single out the pets? People need to be responsible parents, spouses, employers, employees. Fat chance !

 
At 3:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in the county, just outside the city limits and I am surrounded by huge dogs that bark all the time. This is a violation of my right to peace and quiet!

 
At 6:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here you go folks. Scientific Facts to refer to.

Review the following websites they address this topic and address owner accountability and public policy solutions.

www.animalsandsociety.org
www.badrap.org
www.americanhumane.org
www.aspca.org

 
At 12:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those dogs should be locked inside a cage with Shannon Miranda, Barbara Shults and the rest of the animal rights nuts. We'll see how docile they are around their defenders.

 
At 5:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you want some more "scientific facts" look up the archives of some newspapers. Check "Pit Bull Attacks." Read how murderous attacks by these creatures cannot be predicted.

A 12-year-old boy was murdered by his own mother's Pit Bull last year in San Francisco - in the child's own home. The mother said what all of these irresponsible sub-human Pit Bull owners say after their little darlings kill someone: "My dog is such a little sweetie. I still can't believe he chewed my 12-year-old son" (or elderly neighbor lady, or 18-month old toddler, or five-year-old boy in a playground) "to death."

Owning a Pit Bull is like owning an IED. You never know when it will explode. But when it does, you know somebody is gonna be seriously hurt.

So why are We the People so stupid as to continue to allow these "people" to maintain their Pit Bull IED bombs in our neighborhoods, so close to ourselves and the people we love?

 
At 1:52 PM, Anonymous Tammy Grimes said...

Any chained dog can become aggressive, because it's a damn miserable existence on the end of a chain. That's not to say they should be let loose to terrorize the neighborhood...far from it!

But fences, living INSIDE the home where they can be adequately socialized with humans are the way to go...and of course, don't let your child alone with any dog until you are very, very sure of that dog.

To read more about chained dogs and how you can help, go to http://www.dogsdeservebetter.org.

 

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