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Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by JakesMom5332, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. JakesMom5332

    JakesMom5332 Little Dog

    Just found out that in Indianapolis although there is not BSL the police have orders that any call about a pit bull, the dogs are to be confiscated or shot on site.

    We just had an incident where our boy Jake was out in the front yard, on a long line (because we have so many neighbors that let their dogs run) while my BF was working in a flower garden. A neighbor's Pomeranian was running the neighborhood and ran right up into our yard. Jake started to go for it and the BF grabbed the line and stopped him. But, the Pom continued coming to Jake and was within 2 inches of him. BF yelled for theneighbor to come and get the Pom but they wouldn't pick it up ( he bites) tocontinue holding Jake until they got a leash. Meanwhile the Pom was barking and lunging at Jake. Finally they got the dog and took it home. In the mean time one of them called and reported an attempted dog fight naming the pit bull. Of course by the time the police arrived, it was over the BF talked to the office and was told that even though ourdog was in his own yard, if he had hurt the Pom they would have either taken him or shot him right there. Those are the orders they have been given because of the number of idiots who are giving our breed a bad name.

    How the hell am I supposed to fight this kind of BS?
     
  2. 2mnydgs

    2mnydgs Good Dog

    Sounds like you handled it beautifully. You shouldn't have had to, but you did! Way to go!
     
  3. xdogs

    xdogs Good Dog

    That is infuriating!
     
  4. hogar

    hogar Good Dog

    What a crock of Shit I would check around for a attorney that may handle this for you free of charge if you can find one that is pro APBT then this ridiculous order may go away its worth a shot. Also may want to report this to the Newspaper maybe you can get some backing in that way
     
  5. 2mnydgs

    2mnydgs Good Dog

    My guess is that the officer is full of sh*t. I would be willing to bet my last paycheck that there are no such orders and that the cop you were talking to was talking his own personal brand of smack.

    Call the police department and ask if there really is a policy before doing more. If there isn't, let a supervisor know how a law-abiding citizen was treated. The more professional you are, the more likely you are to be heard.
     
  6. hogar

    hogar Good Dog

    good I Idea I was assuming it to be true and you know what assuming does
     
  7. chloesredboy2

    chloesredboy2 Good Dog

    I agree,I cant imagine that there really are orders to just go around shooting dogs that is completly absurd.Id bet a anything its just that cop running his mouth trying to indimidate you.
     
  8. IzzysDad

    IzzysDad Good Dog

    I'd inquire to see if that IS in fact the case.
     
  9. JokerGirl

    JokerGirl Big Dog

    I live in Indy and havn't seen anything about any kind of order like that.

    There's been talk in the news about enacting BSL, but it hasn't happened yet.
     
  10. AnniesSS

    AnniesSS Little Dog

    simply unreal! Almost want to say let the Pom get his for starting cr@p :(
     
  11. JakesMom5332

    JakesMom5332 Little Dog

    I'm going to contact the office that is our neighborhood watch liason and ask him about this. We hadn't heard a thing about it either, this is why we were so shocked when we were told this. I'll be sure and let you know what I am told.
     
  12. SouthernThistle

    SouthernThistle Good Dog

    What are the leash laws in your area?
     
  13. Elliehanna

    Elliehanna GRCH Dog

    I'm originally from Greenwood, (just was up there yesterday) and my aunt lives in Indy so I keep up on the goings on their and I know that it is a load of crap. If the officer would have shot your dog you would have a field day and a ton of restitution for destruction of property on private property and such. Plus the new guy over the pounds up there (he has been there a few years) is really good and is pro-pit bull anti-BSL. I would just make sure if something does happen and your dog does fight or kill a dog on your property, say you were in fear of your life, the dog was going for you, and your dog on your property protected you from bodily harm or even death. As long as you say you were in fear of your life or bodily harm your dog should be safe at all times from stupid things like that.
     
  14. JakesMom5332

    JakesMom5332 Little Dog

    Sounds good, but somehow I think we are going to have a difficult time convincing anyone that we were in fear of our lives from a Pomeranian or a Chihuahua. LOL But thanks or the advice.

    I spoke to the officer who is our neighborhood liason about this and apparently they are leaving it up to the officer's discretion as to whether it incident requires the animal be confiscated,shot or not. Normally it is AC who responds to these calls, but because the caller said a Pit Bull was involved the officer decided to take the call himself. This kind of sounds like we may have some non-pit friendly officers who are gung-ho to get one of these calls.

    I for one am going to be playing it very close to the vest when it comes to my dogs. We will be doing early morning runs and only doing our social events for a while. Jake's gonna be bumming since he is the "chore boy" of the household and likes to help work in the yard. (Now I have to get up and get my own tools when I leave them across the yard!)
     
  15. lqaddict

    lqaddict Good Dog

    I would contact the city/town hall, and request the actual city/town written statement on the issues of having dogs in your possession, and what rights do you have and what laws you have to follow to keep your dogs.
    If there are exception to the laws that state it does not apply if you have a pit bull type dog - you got yourself a BSL in your area, otherwise you and your animal should be protected by law if you follow your city/town's guidelines on keeping and caring for your dog.
    Good luck.
     

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