Skip to comments.Dispute over dead dogs, goats in Rock Rapids, Iowa, won't lead to charges
Posted on 07/10/2013 4:15:46 PM PDT by Daffynition
ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa | Amy Fluit and her family were having a hard time Tuesday believing their neighbor shot their three Saint Bernards instead of calling to tell them the dogs were eating one of his prize goats.
Neither the Fluits nor the neighbor, Mike Bus, face charges in the incident, Lyon County Sheriff Stewart Vander Stoep said.
Bus did not break any laws when he shot the dogs because they presented a threat to his property, the sheriff said. There's also no local ordinance against dogs roaming free.
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They’ve been domesticated for 10,000 years but there are still wolf programs in their brains that wake up from time to time.
The little wolf part doesn’t bother me as much as say the ‘war dog’ instinct of certain breads.
Curious that the farmer [who seemed to know the dogs] didn’t contact the owners in the first instance.
There’s more to this story, than the bleeding heart author didn’t care to include.
My guess is that the dogs had been over to “visit” in the past, Bus complained about it, and was blown off.
I do know hunters in the northwoods, who hunt wild game for food, unapologetically shoot dogs who are running deer.
Shoot, shovel.....and the rest.
It was the 2nd kill in as many days. They were caught in the act the 2nd time.
I raise sheep and I wouldn’t bother calling the owners either before killing dogs caught in the act either. Once dogs form their feral pack, they will return to the behavior every chance they get.
In Kansas, any dog attacking livestock may be shot.
Every farmer I ever heard of shoots dogs for attacking livestock. A sad necessity, but a necessity just the same.
Great, now I’m starving.
Three dogs in a pack attacking a goat. Yep. Shoot ‘em.
Farmers tend to care about their livestock, and I didn't read anywhere that the goats had invaded Amy's property....
Anyone who lives in a rural area better be aware of laws about domestic animals harassing livestock.
Too bad the dogs’ owner didn’t keep them confined to her yard.
I was so ticked off at the dog and owner I wasn't sweet, just told her the dog had been on my property several times, I have a flock of goats and I can legally shoot that dog if he is on my property again..Rolled up my window and backed out of the drive way.....she got the message and I didn't see the dog running anymore but was usually chained to his dog house, then one day he just disappeared....It wasn't me, but several neighbors had cattle and were equally POed at that dog.....
My dogs, as well as the other dogs on our farm road do not bother the livestock and know the difference between the domestic animals and the wild ones. They act accordingly. My dogs will nip at the heels of my neighbors cows if they come onto my property which they do occasionally as my neighbor does not tend to his fences properly. They just herd them back where they belong.
Once when one of my neighbors cattle pointed all four hooves skyward, one of my dogs spent the night guarding the carcass as the neighbors were no where to be found and the dog wouldn’t leave the body.
In Colorado, dogs chasing range cattle or any other livestock are shot.
2 years ago my aunt found all her 40 chickens in her barnyard enclosure killed. Not 40 ft from them is her neighbor’s house and small yard with a small terrier. She said she KNOWS that dog did it; gets out sometimes and didn’t know of any other dogs that get out.
So sad having to tell my little toddler son why they were missing. This year she’s replenished.
If she had a gun I’m sure she’d love the opportunity.
Coming from town one day when I still had the farm, stopped at the cross road and noticed 3 calfs, probably about 10 months old that had found a way to get out of the pasture. (the cattle farm was on the corner. Drove in and informed him his cattle were loose....he called his dog into the pickup and he followed me to where the cattle were on a neighbors lawn munching, It was interesting because he let the dog out of the pickup and those cows knew exactly where the hole in the fence and scooted right back to the hole they came out of.
Had a friend that raise Angus and she would have problems chasing her cattle when occasionally the electric fence would go down. What ticked her off was it always seem to be when her husband was at work....(friend of my husbands and worked at Michigan Bell before the breakup of ATT and baby bells were invented by the government as they thought ATT was too big. All state bells were under ATT.
Except he wasn’t working for NatGeo at the time and wasn’t arrested for flying over the property.
“We had an obligation to the property owner, since they had driven on the property without permission and it was clearly posted.”
Agricultural eco-terrorism is a problem in many farm states. I’m glad they were arrested.
Just because it’s out in the boondocks and nobody seems to be around doesn’t mean you can do whatever you want on somebody’s property. There is always some urban ninny that thinks property rights don’t apply “out in the country”.