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When is it ok to shoot a neighbors dog?

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We all had run in's with problem dogs in the Neighborhood. I just never saw an aggressive golden retriever before. I guess anything is possible. 


 

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LAKEVILLE, MA (WHDH) - Police are trying to determine whether a man was within his rights to shoot and kill a young dog in his neighborhood in Lakeville.

The dog, owned by Pat Bates and Chrissy Dashner, was one of two that escaped from their home. Bates says he was out looking for the dogs when he heard gunshots.

Not long after, they got a call from Lakeville Police saying a neighbor had admitted to shooting and killing the 1-year-old golden retriever, Wally.

“I find it hard to believe the golden was aggressive,” Bates said.

7News tracked down the neighbor, who didn’t want to be filmed and wanted only to be identified as Mark. He says he didn’t have a choice in the incident.

“What can I do?” he said. “I don’t want to be bit by a dog.”

Mark says the dogs were trying to get into his chicken coop. When he went outside to scare the dogs away, the German Shepard ran past, but the golden retriever became aggressive, snarling and showing teeth, then charged.

“There was nothing I could do,” he said. “It happened so fast…I had to shoot the dog.”

Bates says he wasn’t great at keeping the dogs contained but was getting better. He had recently ordered an electric fence system that had arrived just that day.

Mark added that he loves animals and deeply regrets having to shoot a pet.

 

 

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i got bitten in the face by a golden, 

that being said , i would have shot over it,  then shot it if it didn't stop

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1 minute ago, MikeMc said:

****ing with a man's chickens can get you shot, simple as that.

or their goats!!!

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You never saw one because there aren't any.

 

The guy is a grade a c*** and should be beaten to within an inch of his life.

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Pretty sure the Li'l Rascals covered this 75 years ago. 

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It would be impossible to measure the levels of pooozy in an alleged man who is incapable of controlling a single GR without shooting it.

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15 minutes ago, MitchellNJ said:

Learn to control your dogs. No reason for the dog to be off the owners property or out of their sight.

You've never made a mistake before? Holy ****, dogs get out every once in a while. It's no reason to shoot them. 

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Exact same thing happened in NH 5 or 6 years ago with a yellow lab that ran up to the neighbors coop and barked at the ******* chickens a couple times.  

 

******** homo caps it from his back deck.

 

Turned out NH has a very specific law about dogs "worrying livestock" and that was that.

 

Would bet good money that's exactly what happened here.

 

 

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