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therefore he is also responsible for removing it's head.Why should others have to fork out because of his dog?
originally posted by: JBurns
a reply to: Xcathdra
That is absolutely weird!
Are you thinking this may be a skit or hoax by this guy? Maybe an anti-LE action?
I realize that is just speculation, but it certainly would at least make sense. As it stands right now, the decapitation part is just plain bizarre. I mean the shooting itself is not only common but it sounds entirely lawful. The part that gets me entirely is threatening to arrest the guy for not complying with an impossible order
**NOTE - the links in question use the Michigan State University Legal and Historic Animal Center which has links to specific state laws**
This section contains all animal control laws, including livestock, for the State of GA
This GA statute pertains to the control of rabies. Any person bitten by an animal suspected of being rabid must notify the county board of health. The owner of any animal which has bitten any person or animal, or exhibits signs of rabies, must notify the county board of health. The owner must also confine the animal. A violation is a misdemeanor.
Primary Citation: Ga. Code Ann., § 31-19-1 to 10
Country of Origin: United States
Last Checked: October, 2016
Alternate Citation: GA ST § 31-19-1 to 10
Nowhere does it prohibit the action of the officers in question (which is concerning and problematic).
** Animal control laws spell out the actions of a dog and what constitutes a violation. It also specifically lays out the criteria in which an animal that does bite someone is protected by the same laws if the animal was correctly contained (fenced enclosure / leash / etc) in addition to it being on its own property. The law also takes notice if the dog was somehow provoked into its action where it is still protected under the law **
originally posted by: sapien82
jsut to add , shoot my #in dog in front of me and you wont even be able to ask me to decapitate it as your head will already be on a pike on my front lawn!
This whole # of killing dogs because they are doing what dogs do ! and that is being territorial and protecting their family !
So of course a dog will bark at anyone that comes into its territory , killing a dog for biting is wrong ! the dog is just being natural
I mean how can you justify using dogs in the police force , when its "ok" for dogs to bite people without getting put down because they are helping to fight crime.
Well dogs barking at people coming into yards without permission are fighting against potential criminals , regardless of whether they have a badge
putting dogs down for biting is #in stupid!
Humans are #in pathetic , wanting to put a dog down for being bitten
Some humans really piss me off.
I mean you dont put a cat down for scratching or biting you.
III. LABORATORY DIAGNOSIS OF RABIES
B. Specimen Collection, Labeling, and Submission
A key factor in obtaining reliable laboratory results is the condition of the specimen when received by the laboratory. Shipping of specimens should be coordinated with the county health department or animal control officer. Containers for shipment are available from county health departments or from GPHL Laboratory Supply (404-327-7904).
• Submission Guidelines
1. Only specimens received in good condition with at least two identifiable brain parts are approved for reporting test results.
2. For a specimen to be accepted for testing, there must have been exposure of a human or domestic animal to the suspected rabid animal.
3. The laboratories are not equipped to handle whole carcasses: only the HEAD is accepted as a specimen, except for bats and animals of similar size, which should be submitted whole. Whole carcasses of any larger animal will be returned to the sender for resubmission of the HEAD ONLY.
The purpose of this manual is to provide current information on the control of rabies
in Georgia. It is designed to be used by county health departments, hospital
emergency departments, private physicians and health care practitioners,
veterinarians, and animal control programs. This manual should serve as an
educational tool for use in all facets of community rabies control. Additionally, it is
hoped that this manual will assist communities in standardizing rabies control
practices within the state.
This document was prepared by Cherie L. Drenzek, DVM, MS, Julie Gabel, DVM, MPH,
and Melissa Ivey, MPH. Credit is also given to authors of the following: 1)
Rabies Control Manual
, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Editions (1996, 2001, 2007); 2)
National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV)
Animal Rabies Prevention and Control 2008
, and 3)
Use of a Reduced (4-Dose) Vaccine
Schedule for Postexposure Prophylaxis to Prevent Human Rabies – Recommendations
of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices
If you have any questions regarding this manual, please contact the Acute Disease
Section, Epidemiology Program, Division of Public Health, Georgia Department of
Community Health at (404) 657-2588.
originally posted by: sapien82
a reply to: MountainLaurel
I know right , it is really ridiculous that we still treat animals like this , let alone how we treat each other.
I mean will dog owners have to train their dogs and get them security guard status so that when they protect their family and property they are covered by law as a they are trained protection dogs!
#in stupid ass laws and stupid ass people !
The following guidelines are recommended for the removal of animal heads (whenever possible, this procedure should be performed by a person who has received pre-exposure rabies vaccine).
• Rubber gloves and protective clothing as well as face and eye protection should be worn while the head is being removed and packaged.
• Sever the head between the foramen magnum and the atlas. Local veterinarians or trained animal control personnel can assist in this removal.
• Allow fluids and blood to drain from the head. Keep as clean as possible and place the head in a double plastic bag for transport to the laboratory.
• If fleas or ticks are present, spray insecticide into the plastic bag containing the head before closing. Do not send maggots.
• Cutting surfaces and instruments should be thoroughly cleaned with detergent and water and disinfected. Gloves should also be cleaned and disinfected or discarded following use.
originally posted by: Xcathdra
His dog did in fact bite a neighbor and I am almost certain that was the reason for law enforcement's presence. When he was pressed about that info he stated he was done answering questions and that he already presented his side of the story.