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Woman: 80-year-old neighbor shot my dog for 'doing her business' in his yard
KHOU ^ | 03/26/2014 | Tiffany Craig

Posted on 03/27/2014 11:43:12 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd

HOUSTON -- A neighbor was arrested for shooting a neighbor's dog Monday in the South Acres community.

The incident happened in the 3500 block of Cork Drive near Scott Street.

The 13-pound mixed breed puppy is named Betsy.

"Poor Betsy," said her owner Emma Adderley.

She told us that the neighbor said he was tired of the dog going to the bathroom in his yard.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: animalcruelty
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Lots of things wrong here.

Apparently Betsy is OK. They posted a picture of him at the link. Not pretty. Click it if you dare.

Anyway... You know who else needs shotgunning? The neighbor who did it, and the owner who evidently allowed her dog to use the neighbors yard as a toilet.

1 posted on 03/27/2014 11:43:12 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd
She told us that the neighbor said he was tired of the dog going to the bathroom in his yard.

Once or twice should be forgiven, but if it's a pattern, I'm with you. I blame the lazy woman who let her dog use the neighbor's yard (and probably trained the dog to do just that) as much as I blame the woman who overreacted. It's sufficient to scoop the mess up and place it on the owner's front porch, mailbox, car roof (or better location with a convertible), or in their swimming pool. You don't take your frustrations out on a dog just because the owner is a bad neighbor.

2 posted on 03/27/2014 11:48:02 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Disagree.

Animla “plops” are also (1) scent markers for competitors and (2) territory definers.

I’ve “dispatched” animals “mid-pinch” with my 22. I don’t want to have to clean it up and I don’t need that cur’s competitor showing up to “cover over” his marker causing a large mess. Correspondingly, I vehemently disagree with the neighbor’s hound establishing dominance over my dog on my (her) land.

I find nothing wrong with what this Houston resident accomplished.


3 posted on 03/27/2014 11:50:39 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The Acronym explains the science.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

You are a (self-edit)

I hope you too are soon arrested and charged with animal cruelty.


4 posted on 03/27/2014 11:58:10 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

first, the dog’s owner.

then maybe the neighbor.

dog didn’t deserve it.


5 posted on 03/27/2014 12:01:09 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

When you gotta go you gotta go —

I’ve been there before and thankfully a guy with a shotgon wasn’t.

The old fart should know that by now.


6 posted on 03/27/2014 12:01:16 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Secret Agent Man

I have quite a few neighbors who train their dogs to go in my yard.

hmmmmmm


7 posted on 03/27/2014 12:02:37 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

For a quieter, less dramatic solution I suggest a pan of Golden Malrin / rootbeer cocktail. A few good slurps and it’s tits up in less than 3 steps.


8 posted on 03/27/2014 12:02:51 PM PDT by technically right
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Good fences make good neighbors.”


9 posted on 03/27/2014 12:03:48 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Does the lady pick up after her dog?

If she doesn't, then I can understand the anger, but not the action (overreaction).

Life is a test to prepare us for the next. We are to love our neighbors and forgive trespasses against us.

Shooting the neighbor's dog like that is likely to have some everlasting consequences. Just not worth it. Way too high of a price. Find a better way.

10 posted on 03/27/2014 12:05:51 PM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Here in Red Hampshire; neighbors suck.


11 posted on 03/27/2014 12:06:11 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
I find nothing wrong with what this Houston resident accomplished.

Don your flame-retardant undies.

I had some halo-phobic loon on this board beat his chest in self-righteous indignation of my dispatching a feral dog that attacked my wife.

12 posted on 03/27/2014 12:07:03 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I like to return such presents left behind; smeared all over the owner’s door. Dries nice and hard.


13 posted on 03/27/2014 12:08:10 PM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

You don’t need to shoot the dog. A garden hose works fine.


14 posted on 03/27/2014 12:09:35 PM PDT by cornelis
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To: Responsibility2nd

Bet next time she has a dog she’ll curb it, and clean up after it.


15 posted on 03/27/2014 12:09:55 PM PDT by kenmcg
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To: ApplegateRanch

“Good fences make good neighbors.”

Locked gates and doors make even better neighbors.


16 posted on 03/27/2014 12:10:14 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: Responsibility2nd

Never piss off somebody who is ready to meet the great beyond. Shoulda kept the dog off the damn lawn IMO.


17 posted on 03/27/2014 12:11:07 PM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Responsibility2nd

With all due sensitivity toward sensitive animal lovers, I’m just asking a hypothetical question (not saying I resort to it): what do you guys think of using a BB gun aimed at the offending dog’s hindward parts? Does that cross the sensitivity line too? I really want to know.


18 posted on 03/27/2014 12:12:05 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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To: Responsibility2nd

does you need an address for your communist reporting requirement?


19 posted on 03/27/2014 12:13:39 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The Acronym explains the science.)
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To: Migraine

Works for me.


20 posted on 03/27/2014 12:15:06 PM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Oatka

If it isn’t trained and squats in my yeard...I assume it is feral. Even if it has a collar.

FRC Undies have been pulled tight for the last years.


21 posted on 03/27/2014 12:15:35 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The Acronym explains the science.)
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To: Gaffer
Never piss off somebody who is ready to meet the great beyond.

That's almost commandment-level advice.

I am a REAL stickler for Richard Maybury's 'Two Laws'..."Do all you have agreed to do" and my favorite, "Do not encroach upon other persons or their property."

22 posted on 03/27/2014 12:16:56 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

You’re no better than the average dog shooting cop.

Get yerself a badge there tough guy. Go to town.


23 posted on 03/27/2014 12:17:30 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Better to grab a plastic bag or shovel, retrieve the dog crap, and follow the dog walker home with it. Then toss it on their yard.


24 posted on 03/27/2014 12:17:45 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Gaffer

That why I’ve said would should never send 18year olds to war. Send the seniors. They are pissed-off and don’t want to die wearing depends in a nursing home. They have already lived their life. The 18yr old is full of fear he may not. Just rig them wheel chairs with tracks and machine guns. We may suffer high causality rates, but when the enemy sees them coming in armored wheelchairs they will be filled with terror


25 posted on 03/27/2014 12:19:28 PM PDT by inpajamas (http://outskirtspress.com/ONE)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

I grow rare heirloom tomatoes, and there is nothing I enjoy more than waking up in the morning, finding damaged plants surrounded by a dog’s paw prints. Some neighbors (spit, spit, spit) just don’t understand leash laws.


26 posted on 03/27/2014 12:23:18 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: inpajamas
Send the seniors. They are pissed-off and don’t want to die wearing depends in a nursing home.

Reduces the backlog for the Death Panels too.

27 posted on 03/27/2014 12:24:22 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: SampleMan
Many years ago I had a hard time convincing my next door neighbors that their two golden retrievers got out every day while they were at work, and made deposits in my yard. The neighbors, of course, adamantly denied this. This was way before home video cameras or cell phones.

So instead of picking up the poop every day like I had been doing, I waited a week so that the offerings were in various states of decay. Then I took a shovel and threw each piece of poop onto their driveway. I made sure to use a throwing motion so that the softer, fresher items would splat into the widest area. The driveway was pretty well covered by the time I got done.

I watched as the wife pulled in from work first and saw her tip-toe through the tulips to the front door. When her hubby got home 30 minutes later, he proceeded to get a shovel and hose from his own garage and clean up the mess.

The dogs never came into our yard again, and the neighbors never asked me where the poop came from.

28 posted on 03/27/2014 12:26:05 PM PDT by RightField (one of the obstreperous citizens insisting on incorrect thinking - C. Krauthamer)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Why is the neighbor doing a cop’s job? I’m sure the cop’s union is going to have words with him.


29 posted on 03/27/2014 12:27:47 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I really do think people are getting to irresponsible to own dogs anymore.
30 posted on 03/27/2014 12:28:12 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

You obviously view “private property” as communal; My property is NOT available to my neighbor for his individual pet’s needs or desires. unAmerican is a good start in describing your self-perceived “patriotism”.

According to you, “property rights” stops where everyone else’s pets evacuation needs begins. YOU ARE WRONG. I have pets...^which^ I control and do not offend my neighbors with their indiviudal evacuations.

Next step: the theological concept of “animism”.


31 posted on 03/27/2014 12:29:48 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The Acronym explains the science.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I rescue dogs and foster care them. I have 3 beside me as I type. Owning dogs is a responsibility. Not controlling them in a responsible manner can get the dog killed. They need to be taught to stay on their own property, to obey and to not run out in the street. Easily done but takes responsibility a lot of owner refuse to do.


32 posted on 03/27/2014 12:34:39 PM PDT by IC Ken
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
FRC Undies have been pulled tight for the last years.

Good on ya. Same here.

33 posted on 03/27/2014 12:38:00 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: GBA

>We are to love our neighbors and forgive trespasses against us.<

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Even if they do not repent after seventy times seven times?


34 posted on 03/27/2014 12:48:42 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Pollster1
It's sufficient to scoop the mess up and place it on the owner's front porch, mailbox, car roof (or better location with a convertible), or in their swimming pool. You don't take your frustrations out on a dog just because the owner is a bad neighbor.

Sounds lke work; and more than likely, the same lazy disrespecters who weaponize their dogs would persecute the elder who dumped the anti-private-property bad neighbor's own nasty dog poo back where it belongs. People don't seem to understand the effort it takes an 80-year-old to keep digging yellow spots and replacing topsoil and grass seed in their yards from defiant gibsmedat neighbors' darling dogs. Yet if the 80-year-old's yard looks nasty, the neighbors yell about that and call the local gubmit enforcers.

Our municipality has leash laws. Dogs cannot run loose anywhere you do not own. People refuse -- refuse -- to observe those laws. Children and smaller animals get threatened or harmed by loose dogs. Lawns and expensive shrubbery get used as toilets. Fights break out. Lawsuits happen. Welcome to post-America.

35 posted on 03/27/2014 12:50:43 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
Animla “plops” are also (1) scent markers for competitors and (2) territory definers... I don’t want to have to clean it up and I don’t need that cur’s competitor showing up to “cover over” his marker causing a large mess. Correspondingly, I vehemently disagree with the neighbor’s hound establishing dominance over my dog on my (her) land.

Seconded.

36 posted on 03/27/2014 12:51:40 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: technically right

Haha, that stuff works too fast. I am very selective on what and how often it might be used. I would never use it on a naybors dog. I would heap the poop up on the naybors doorstep for awhile. Then tag him with a bb gun or pellet gun. Only as a last resort to poison or shoot.


37 posted on 03/27/2014 12:55:35 PM PDT by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

the owner who evidently allowed her dog to use the neighbors yard as a toilet should be shot....


38 posted on 03/27/2014 12:58:00 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Responsibility2nd

He’s going to get himself arrested for impersonating a cop!


39 posted on 03/27/2014 1:01:09 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Responsibility2nd

I find an airsoft gun is a good training tool. No harm done and the critter gets the idea quickly.

As for the neighbor, well, that’s why I don’t have neighbors. I cringe when I think about moving back to town.


40 posted on 03/27/2014 1:02:52 PM PDT by dangerdoc (pWestboro Bank you should be forced to make the same decision I did even if I know I'm right.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

I would expect that the dog owners are just as irresponsible with their kids. I will not tolerate one scintilla of time for an irresponsible pet owner infringing on my property and quiet enjoyment. They get a visit from the police or any other suitable authority until it is resolved, one way or another.


41 posted on 03/27/2014 1:03:02 PM PDT by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: Migraine

You can accidentally cause serious harm to a small dog with a BB gun.

Airsoft guns sting a little but mostly communicates that you can reach out and touch them from a distance.


42 posted on 03/27/2014 1:05:35 PM PDT by dangerdoc (pWestboro Bank you should be forced to make the same decision I did even if I know I'm right.)
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To: Responsibility2nd; Tax-chick; Daffynition
Deja vu... classic!

"Listen up old man. That piece of scum barking rat of yours has just taken his last dump on my lawn. I find one more, just one, I'm going to take him and staple his @ss shut!"

The Burbs - Lt. Rumsfield Gets Mad at Queenie for Pooping in...

43 posted on 03/27/2014 1:08:28 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: cornelis

I had a neighbor’s poodle cruise my yard every morning and do his bidness and snoop around my porch.

I fed it a piece of steak fat rolled in cayenne and pepper flakes. Poor bugger never came back after that.


44 posted on 03/27/2014 1:08:30 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Lots of things wrong here

Yep,can't blame the dog. Had a similar situation ourselves. Darn neighbor would sit on the front porch, smoke a cigarette and watch their dog crap in our yard. Never blamed the dog - but soon as we would notice, DH would get a shovel and sling it back in their yard (okay, sometimes it hit their car because their driveway is in between, he didn't care, just general slinging in their direction). Guy finally moved but it was aggravating. Doesn't EVERYONE know it's rude to allow your dog to crap in someone else's yard? And doesn't EVERYONE know it's not the dog's fault?

45 posted on 03/27/2014 1:14:49 PM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: 353FMG
Good question, but yes, since we are forgiven as we forgive and judged as we judge.

For me, the "love your neighbors" command is probably the hardest to do and live up to. Some neighbors are just easier to love than others.

Then again, some of my neighbors in life have probably felt the same about me.

But, from what I've read so far, it's not the neighbor's repenting one has to be concerned with. My guess is it's more like an opportunity.

In this example, I'd like to think there's a better way to come to a mutual understanding and teach the neighbor to respect his property than to give into the anger and shoot the 12 lb puppy, however justified it might feel in the moment.

46 posted on 03/27/2014 1:17:10 PM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

If you can’t find a better way to deal with a situation like that then your IQ doesn’t break two digits.


47 posted on 03/27/2014 1:21:17 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Pollster1

Worst case scenario, smear the dog’s feces on the stucco near the dog owner’s front door. Let it get into all the nooks and crannies. It can be hosed off so it won’t do any lasting damage, but it’ll stink up the porch and require enough cleaning time that the message won’t be lost on the owner.


48 posted on 03/27/2014 1:23:58 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: TigersEye

Careful now. Several FReepers (dog shooting cops, prolly) have already endorsed shooting the dog.


49 posted on 03/27/2014 1:35:53 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I'm not worried. I know what they look like. ;-)


50 posted on 03/27/2014 1:53:38 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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