I missed your point. You don't see what harm what does?
I used to live in a condo. I used to walk my Corgi on a leash. One day, a
fellow was "walking" his pit bull. No leash. A friend of mine's Scottish
terrier was killed in the same condo complex by a Mastiff that was being
"walked" with no leash. The Scotty was on a leash.
"Walking" your dog can mean all sorts of things. Some people put them on a
treadmill, and call that walking.
Vietnamese people even have a book on the subject of what they think of
dogs. It is titled, "Wokking your dog."
Then you videotape it,and call the police and have him cited for vandalism.
If necessary,it's great evidence for a restraining order.(both human and
The videotape is also useful for the "that wasn't MY dog" excuse.
Step one: talk to him and ask if he would please not let his dog defecate
on your property.
Step two if this doesn't work: toss the crap onto his driveway.
Step three if this doesn't work: call the police and/or health department
and ask if there are any laws being violated.
Step four: when the dog comes in the yard, call the police and say the dog
snarled at you. Tell the responding officer that you have asked this
neighbor repeatedly to keep the dog off your property, but the neighbor has
refused to do so.
Each step is a little more direct, and will determine what kind of neighbor
this really is and if their friendship is worth keeping.
I got to step two with my neighbor. After two times of returning some bombs
to their welcome mat, the problem mysteriously and quickly ended. That has
been about a year now.
If it is a good neighbor, you won't have to go past step one.
Oh, I see. I'm going to get into trouble for returning something that
belongs to the neighbor? It's not a crime for them to allow the dog to
defecate in my yard, but a crime for me to return it? Is that what you're
Again, the dog was on MY property. And you say that I'm going to get into
trouble because the dog was agressive on MY property? It's my word against
the dog's. No crime can be proven. Now, THAT'S good advice.
Have a nice day. Keep taking those meds. Doctor dispensed, over the
counter, and street purchased.
May feel good at the moment, but that is vandalism. Bad advice.
Find out what the local law is. If leaving droppings is against the
law, take a picture and file complaint with animal control. I called
animal control here, about a neighbor with 125# dog which had attacked
other dogs twice. Neighbor is in condo, is a bit of a lunatic. Had
screen stapled over outside of front door, and it was the only means of
restraining a dangerous animal. They had previously gotten a letter
about keeping it under control at all times. They said they had no
authority about the screen, but would speak with them. It worked.
Small kids in condo pass within 10' of the door.
Dog poop on the lawn is not worth worrying about, unless they are large
piles. Being seen doing vandalism will not establish your status as a
good neighbor. It only escalates a silly issue.
Only if you're too big a woos to toss the crap back where it belongs. This
advice is only meant for vertabrates.
And it sends a message that you won't put up with crap from a dog or a
neighbor. A good neighbor doesn't get this started in the first place, and
if it is started, they will take steps to reign in their animal. If they
don't, then, it's a man's world. Returning property to its owner is being a
Dumping the crap back on his driveway or mat is not vandalism if it's
not damaging his property. I wouldn't put it on his hot car hood in
the middle of the summer, as that may damage the paint, however.
I would also DEFINITELY make sure you've got the right guy beforehand.
Nonsense.Damage need not be done for an act to be vandalism.Also,it's
unsanitary.It requires cleanup.It's no different than if they toilet
papered your car or tree;"no damage",but the police still consider it
Jim, Jim, Jim. What planet do you live on?
Where I live, Earth, if a person was to call the law about a dog poop issue,
they would be ignored.
Hell, you can call in that your car has been stolen, and YOU have to go to
the police station to file a report. They won't even come for a stolen car,
I really don't think they would come for a vandalism call, unless they were
doing a welfare check on the caller to see if they were mentally ill, and
doing okay. If they did come to check on things, and found out that you
were serious, I am sure you would get the "We'll get right after the
culprits......." speech, and the officer/s would have a very good laugh back
in the car.
Police don't mess with things like dog poop vandalism. Trust me.
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