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Old 01-13-2014, 07:00 PM
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My hand raised from a new=born pup ,Isabella colored Doxie was attack and killed by 3 feral dogs early this am.He was 5 in Sept.

If you have ever owned a Doxie,you know they have the hearts of lions.
He fought,all 6 pounds of him.

I couldnt get to him and the fear of being attack before I could get my .20ga and help him.
They dragged him off,but I was able to recover his body.

I got one of the feral==look like shepard/pit crosses.Probably a litter dumped.
I split his spine--dropped him where he stood.
They were in sync as an attack machine.

They're prowling at night.

I WILL GET THE REST OF THEM---I will kill ever dam one of them.
I wish I could get the cowards that dumped them.

Feral dogs are becoming a very real threat to humans.
A woman was attacked and killed 2 weeks ago in Houston and 2 others wounded by feral pit bull strays.

I had 4 dogs,all fostered them adopted.
I have always tried to guard them with my life---I failed this time.

But I'll make it up to Mo-Mo---you can play with your big sisters now,old Tippy and Sammy at the Rainbow Bridge.
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Old 01-13-2014, 07:50 PM
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I am SO sorry! That's awful. I can certainly understand your anger.
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Old 01-13-2014, 08:03 PM
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Sorry to hear you lost your friend.... Like you have said before, his attitude and abilities didn't quite match at times......

I got to caution you about being outside of your yard with a shotgun...
I suspect anything you need to do INSIDE your yard would be OK.....

Since there have been many sitings of feral dogs, and now damage by them, you should be able to get animal control to set some live traps and take care of business.... Or if you could get a live trap in your yard, then you could take care of business as necessary.....

I'm sorry for your loss, but be careful not to get yourself in a jam...

Take care...
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:44 PM
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Sorry to hear this Annie.
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:19 PM
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Sorry to hear you lost your friend.... Like you have said before, his attitude and abilities didn't quite match at times......

I got to caution you about being outside of your yard with a shotgun...
I suspect anything you need to do INSIDE your yard would be OK.....

Since there have been many sitings of feral dogs, and now damage by them, you should be able to get animal control to set some live traps and take care of business.... Or if you could get a live trap in your yard, then you could take care of business as necessary.....

I'm sorry for your loss, but be careful not to get yourself in a jam...

Take care...
Animal Control only makes city calls--we have NO county animal control.

I am THAT control now---self appointed.
The one thing I know how to do and am good with is my 20ga. Mossburg.

And there is a huge hunting lease behind me----those boys will do some serious shooting---rabid, parvo and many other situations threaten other animals and GOD forbid kids.

They will kill calves/fawns/chickens.

MoMo(Mohawk) was a beautiful silver/gray/bronze color--at one time rare color.

I feel very quilty for not saving him---but I have seen what these wild pack dogs do to a human body---turned coward for a split second.
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Old 01-13-2014, 10:36 PM
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I feel very quilty for not saving him---but I have seen what these wild pack dogs do to a human body---turned coward for a split second.
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Do NOT feel guilty for another second..... You did what you needed to do at the time... With the history/potential of destruction present you did what you had to do to keep yourself safe while doing what you could.......

Your well aware..... We do what we can at the moment... We can't always do everything needed every time....

Sorry for your loss... ((((( U )))))....
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:17 PM
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I am so sorry for your loss. We just lost out last full blood doxie this past Nov. Love the breed. MoMo was probably protecting you knowing the doxie we've had. (Well most of them, we deal with rescues so they haven't all been that way, had a full blood omega in one ) Don't feel guilty. Be glad you dropped the one you did. You may have saved another pet or small child from attack by doing so.

Sending you big hugs and lots of love. I know how special doxies are and it hurts like hell to lose a fur baby no matter what the breed. Jake and Angel send puppy kisses too help ease your pain.
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:25 PM
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Sorry Anne but he died a brave solder and that's all any of us can want. Dogs will sometime come back to the attack site and I'm sure you'll be waiting for them. Good luck on the hunt.
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They-re out tonite--the dogs down the street are barking strangely------full moon tonite and I have great night vision.

What makes me so angry is this could be prevented,IF people would stop throwing animals away.

CLee
Indeed Doxies have the heart of huge dogs--they were bred hunters.
But he was a big baby at bed time.

I had to carry him to bed and tuck him in---ole Dan my rescued Doxie has been silent and still all day--Dan and MoMo were the best of friends---all of my 4 dogs are rescues.

Thank you everyone----I want to stay angry until I kill every last one---I baited the area where they killed him-----Consider me in blood lust mode.
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TxAnne-- So sorry for your loss. Be careful in your quest for revenge and retribution.

remain alert and cautious!

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Old 01-14-2014, 11:34 AM
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Sorry for your loss. It feels like you lose a member of the family when it happens.
I don't have feral dogs but cougars and bears. Lost a cat to a cougar and thought I was going to lose a dog last year to a agressive bear.
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(( )) I am so sorry to hear that annie. Your aim is true, I hope you get them all, you will do everybody a favor. Be careful, be safe. Feral dogs will be a problem, they are not afraid.
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:46 PM
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(( )) I am so sorry to hear that annie. Your aim is true, I hope you get them all, you will do everybody a favor. Be careful, be safe. Feral dogs will be a problem, they are not afraid.
No these dogs showed no signs of fear.

Just talk to the head of our rescue group and said the county(haha)commisioners were LOOKING at the problems.
We all agree feral dogs are impossible to reclaim to pet status.

I wonder how many humans have to be attacked before they act?

When I have my gun in my hands--I am on total alert---safety is my aim.
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Sorry Anne but he died a brave solder and that's all any of us can want. Dogs will sometime come back to the attack site and I'm sure you'll be waiting for them. Good luck on the hunt.
Yes they do---they make a rotation---dogs in the area have barked all day and are still barking.

Its seriously cold and they are looking for food.
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Yes they do---they make a rotation---dogs in the area have barked all day and are still barking.

Its seriously cold and they are looking for food.
I understand to pain and your anger. I live in a rural area up against forestry. If I see a dog around my place or out in the woods I will shoot it if it is even the slightest bit aggressive. Even if it isn't and I can't figure out the owner and it frequents my area and looks healthy I will attempt to adopt it of find a home. It if looks at all unhealthy, regardless of it disposition I will shoot it.

We have had a higher than normal rate of rabies this past year. I am not taking any chances.

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I'm sorry for your loss. Those little dogs were bred to chase ground hogs down holes but they manage to tunnel into hearts pretty well too.

As a youth, we lived on the furthermost edge of town. There was a highway and a good place to turn around so we had a regular supply of cast offs and feral dogs. Some of my city friends thought me heartless and cruel for eliminating many of these but they never stood face to face with a pack of dogs who had no fear of man.
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I'm sorry for your loss. Those little dogs were bred to chase ground hogs down holes but they manage to tunnel into hearts pretty well too.

As a youth, we lived on the furthermost edge of town. There was a highway and a good place to turn around so we had a regular supply of cast offs and feral dogs. Some of my city friends thought me heartless and cruel for eliminating many of these but they never stood face to face with a pack of dogs who had no fear of man.
I fear very little----but these dogs Showed no fear of anything and shear terror struck me.
They wanted their kill and would have been able to over power me instantly.

Going for my gun was the only ans. and I had to look back as they destroyed my beloved pet,fearing they would chase me.

I think this has brought up a conversation we must be aware of now.
Its happening all over the country----domestic animals being turned loose to fiend for themselves.

One more thing to be aware of.
I am seeing alot of wild rabbit activity in my area--the rains last year has increased their population.
That maybe what the fight is over---MoMo was a hunter by shear right of his bred.
And to his detriment may have caused his death.

Until counties pass a law giving humane officers the rights to all county access instead of just the cities,where they can dart them and put them down,we will continue the ancient way of survival.
But of course its always about money---not humans safety.

My son is spending the nites with me--he has eagle vision as I do in the dark---We will get them before they harm another animal or human.

Many small dogs across the area have been reported missing.

Thank you all for your condolences toa silly old lady's love for her fur-babies.
means so much to me.
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OH ANNIE! I certainly didn't to hear this kind of news just dropping in, today. I can't tell you how sorry I am and I wish you good "hunting". You go get 'em, before they kill again.
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Annie I am so sorry to read this, I know how much Mo-Mo meant to you. I hope neither you or your son go out unarmed, if even then after dark, it just isn't safe anymore. Although I live in the suburbs I know we have a lot of strays around where I live which is one reason I go out before daylight or after dark only when absolutely necessary.
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Bingo--the wounded rabbiit call worked----took 2 nites of my son and I freezing our butts off.
my face is so chapped and ear hurts from the cold---
Son got male just before daylight.

2 down---one to go.
And this is the smart one-----
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