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#1 of 15 Old 08-12-2011, 08:57 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi, ladies... What I'm about to post is going to be long and completely unrelated to TTC/Pregnancy/Anything, so don't read it if you don't want to. I just need to vent. Here it goes...

 

Sunday night, my husband and I decided to go on a date. Mind you, this was like, an 1130pm date because my husband works seconds. So, we're getting ready to leave, open the door, and my dog takes off. GREAT. He never does that... Ever. Seriously. So I'm guessing he had to poo or something. He's a black German Shepherd... It was 1130pm, so I couldn't see him. I start yelling his name, looking for any sign of him... Then I hear it. Yelling, growling, barking... A fight. Awesome. I have my husband run over there and break it up. He brings my dog back inside, I check him out... He's fine. I go back outside to talk to the other dog's owner... It's a cop... And his retired K9 dog. Perfecttt. He's got one wound. It's a bite mark. On his right front leg. It's not anything serious. It's a booboo you'd get if you fell down on the sidewalk or something. There's blood around the wound from the skin tearing, but it's not BLEEDING. The guy's freaking out. He has to take him to the ER Vet to get stitches, blah, blah, blah... He's being a big baby about the whole thing, forreal. I'm annoyed at this point. He calls one of his buddies over to file a report. His buddy tells him a report isn't necessary because we didn't LET him out, he GOT out. We tell him to take him to the stupid, over-priced, retarded expensive ER Vet, bring us the bill, and we'll pay for it. Problem solved, right? (The vet bill was $297.13, by the way. $50 to clean the wound. $90 in pain meds, LOL. $45 for a pain injection. $115 to be seen. There was something else, too... I don't remember.)

 

Wrong.

 

The next day, I come home from work to find a note on our door from Animal Control. LOL They're asking us to call them. I do. An Animal Control Officer comes over and informs me that we have to put our dog under a 10-day quarantine to watch for any signs of rabies. Okay... That's annoying, but whatever. We can do it at home since he's up to date on his shots. We don't have to do anything different, just be extra careful that he doesn't get out without a leash. Fine--- No problem. Are we done now, overly annoying officer neighbor guy?

 

Nope.

 

I come home from work tonight with a note on our door from the APARTMENT complex. He informed them that we "Knowingly let our dog out without a leash or supervision and he attacked his dog, causing his dog to need emergency medical supervision." LOLLL On TOP of that, he told the apartment complex that the following night, we let him out AGAIN without a leash or without supervision. THAT is a flat out lie. The incident that occurred Sunday was a once in a lifetime FREAK thing. My dog has never been outside in this complex without a leash. At this point I'm pissed. So. I keep reading. Due to the fact that we aren't abiding by the apartment complex's leash laws (WHATEVER), and another tenant has stated that our dog puts him in fear of his dog's safety... We have 24 hours to permanently remove our dog from the premises or our lease will be terminated and we will be evicted.

 

UMMM... WHAT?!?!

 

What does this guy want from us?!?! Seriously!!! I don't even know what to do. We can't get evicted, this is the ONLY complex that allows German Shepherds (Not to mention I'm having a baby in 3 months and I really don't want to move.) and my dog is my son, so I do NOT want to get rid of him.

 

I called the guy. He ignored my call. I asked him to call me back.

 

I guess I'm going to go to the office tomorrow and plead my case to the apartment complex and see what they say... ... ... I'm so pissed/annoyed/irritated/everything at this entire situation.

 

Sorry about the rant. I'm just... Flabbergasted at the entire situation. We have complied with every single thing this guy has wanted/done. We have been 100% cooperative and now he's making us choose between our home and our dog.

 

P.S. My dog isn't mean. He's really not. If a dog shows him aggression, he stands up for himself, but in the 3 years he's been alive, I've never one time seen him initiate any kind of anger/violence towards another animal or human. He's my baby. =( I have no idea why he fought that other dog the other night. I truly don't.

 

If you ladies remember, we just had to put our other dog down back in June because of her epilepsy. I really, really, really don't want to lose another dog...

 

If you read this... Thanks. I feel better typing it all out. I just pray, pray, pray that tomorrow works out in our favor.


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I know all about the vicious breed, your dog can't be any good stereotype and the overall nastiness people have for no reason. Seriously, officers of the law are cool and everything if you're about to get stabbed, but COME ON! Going to those lengths to make someone miserable? That person has no soul! You may have to take it to court so you actually have a fair, fighting chance. Make sure you bring everything of evidence to your apartment manager. Too bad you couldn't have taken a picture of the dog's wound, so he couldn't say it was "MUCH WORSE when it happened". I feel for you and really hope this scum and coward of a man gets his foot jammed in his mouth so hard he chokes on his ankle. Jerk.

 

Oh and one other thing: I don't know about tenant laws where you live, but in Montana, you CANNOT be forced out of the place you live in under 30 days. It is YOUR RIGHT as tenant to have that 30 days to vacate the premises, no matter what.

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That is so outrageous!  Its terrifying that he used to be a cop- I can only imagine what he was like in a position of power.

 

I hope you get it resolved, and I hope everyone else can see how over-dramatic this guy is being.


 
 
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At least there is comfort in knowing that someone that works so hard to make someone miserable is very miserable themselves. Be happy that you're not living his miserable life and just keep doing what's right and he'll get his.

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I'm so sorry Nicole. That is so stressful. Good luck when you talk to the leasing office. Keep us updated. 

 

If you have to move (which would suck, I know) is there anyway you could rent a small house with a yard? I just moved two weeks ago and it was stressful. We have a big place, too- 4 bedrooms, basement, etc. I know it is hard! But then it is done and over before you know it. 

 

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Oh, that's so sad.  : (  I used to be an apartment manager and we had a 10 day pet violation notice, so 30 days may not be required, but I don't know about your state.  I would go talk to the apartment manager and see if there is something you can do, like explain the one time was a freak accident, the other time the guy lied about, but you would be more then willing to enroll your dog in obedience school, or whatever.  Also, if your dog is a service animal they can't really make you give him away and you do NOT have to have a doctors notice that he's a companion animal, just a second opinion (ie a friend), which is an interesting bit of information apartment managers don't necessarily spread around....idk if that helps at all...


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Update--- We have to move. Our dog has to be out immediately and we have until the end of the month (Since we've paid rent) to vacate. While we won't have to pay any termination fees... We are giving up all of our deposit due to this. I tried talking to the manager (Well, crying, LOL) this morning. She said it was a corporate decision and there was nothing she could do. She didn't acknowledge me saying the guy was lying or anything. I was so irritated. I feel so beaten in all of this.

 

We JUST moved in two and a half months ago.

 

And we just moved from a house to an apartment, to try to save money. I don't know what we're going to do now.

 

I just wish this guy would quit hiding from me so I could talk to him and make sure he's satisfied.

 

P.S. The guy isn't retired... He's still an active cop... His DOG is a retired K9. He's 4 and had to retire early due to bad hips.


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usually if a dog bites anyone it needs to be put to sleep immediately.. so in the regard you were at least lucky.

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Her dog bit another dog, not a person.  Dog fights happen occasionally, and they don't necessarily mean that a dog is dangerous or needs to be put down.  Who knows- it could have been his dog who instigated it.  OP, do you not feel like going higher up the chain of command?  Asking for the number of someone to call "at corporate"?

 

I'm sorry you have to move, but hopefully you will find a better place. A house with a yard sounds ideal.


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While I do, because I love it here (And it literally was the only place I could find that'd allow my dog.), I feel like it wouldn't be worth it. Even if we did win and they let us stay, that guy is still going to be our neighbor and I feel like we'd always have to watch our backs. We wouldn't be able to enjoy living here anymore... Ya know?


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You should be able to fight to get your deposits back at least. Look up tenant laws in your state. Should be reasonably easy to google. If you were being a completely irresponsible dog owner and truly violating the lease, they'd have a leg to stand on withholding your deposit. But since it was a freak accident that happened ONE TIME and they're choosing to be jerks about it, I'd definitely go up the chain to get the deposit back. All the way to small claims court, if necessary. Those deposits cost a lot, especially since its only been a couple months and you're going to be stuck with another deposit when you move! You could probably find a small house to rent on craigslist. Might even get lucky and get a landlord thats happy as long as you pay rent on time and don't let the place become a disgusting trashy hole :P and otherwise minds his/her own business! lol


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You should be able to fight to get your deposits back at least. Look up tenant laws in your state. Should be reasonably easy to google. If you were being a completely irresponsible dog owner and truly violating the lease, they'd have a leg to stand on withholding your deposit. But since it was a freak accident that happened ONE TIME and they're choosing to be jerks about it, I'd definitely go up the chain to get the deposit back. All the way to small claims court, if necessary. Those deposits cost a lot, especially since its only been a couple months and you're going to be stuck with another deposit when you move! You could probably find a small house to rent on craigslist. Might even get lucky and get a landlord thats happy as long as you pay rent on time and don't let the place become a disgusting trashy hole :P and otherwise minds his/her own business! lol


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Every person renting a house should know their rights through tenant laws. It pisses me off when an owner or property management shove people around like a number or money on their table. Know your rights. In Montana, you can extend an eviction for 3 months without going to court and without paying and the owner can't do anything about it.

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Dogs, especially who aren't socialized to one another, will occasionally fight. It's normal. Heck, my dogs who LIVED with each other sometimes drew blood when play got too rough (basset hound ears are very fragile, btw). I'm sorry you're dealing with this BS!


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This is true.  I have 2 very well mannered dogs and the sometimes fight with each other.  It's normal.
 

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Dogs, especially who aren't socialized to one another, will occasionally fight. It's normal. Heck, my dogs who LIVED with each other sometimes drew blood when play got too rough (basset hound ears are very fragile, btw). I'm sorry you're dealing with this BS!



 


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