posted on Apr, 28 2012 @ 09:22 AM
Calling the cops is not worth it anymore. We had our 6 year old Chihuahua killed by a neighbors dog a few weeks ago. The pitbull/sheppard mix jumped
the fence in to our yard and killed her with on bite. My neighbor called the cops on himself and that just made things worse.
My wife was very upset and crying trying to explain what happened and the cop told her to calm down and was very rude about it. A few of my neighbors
saw and heard this and they were very surprised at his attitude. They saw my wife with our Molly girl all the time. They did everything together so
they knew how close my wife was to Molly.
I took my wife into the house and then came back outside to deal with the cop. I told him I thought he was rude and lacked compassion and I asked him
to leave my property. I said this from my porch as he stood on my front lawn. He said he needed to get into my backyard to investigate. I told him I
had no trespassing signs on my fence and in my front window and that they were clearly visible. I told him I considered him a trespasser and I did not
need his assistance. I told him I didn't call him and I refused to cooperate with any investigation.
At that point my other neighbor walked up on my porch and stood beside me. He didn't saw a word, he just stood there and looked at the cop. I was very
surprised by his gesture. We were really just "hi and by" neighbors but he stood by me like a friend would. After seeing the united front that was
forming, the cop went back to my neighbors house and investigated from his backyard. He could clearly see where the dog jumped the fence and saw the
blood on the grass. He really didn't need to get into my yard and he knew that but he was just being mean and uncaring.
Animal control showed up and they asked to get into my backyard to dispose of our Molly Girl and I refused them as well. I explained that I did not
call them, did not need them and I asked them to leave.
In the end my neighbor got a $500.00 ticket and his dog was put down. We never asked for anything. He brought that all on himself. All he had to do
was get rid of the dog and we would have been ok with the apology he did give us. He was very sorry for our loss so we saw no reason to take it any
further and nothing we did would bring our Molly back.
All of my neighbors came over to console my wife after the cop left. It was a wonderful display of compassion that brought tears to my eyes. We all
agreed the cop was very rude and just couldn't believe his attitude towards my wife. I did tell my next door neighbor later that calling the cops was
the wrong thing to do and it just made the situation worse for all of us.
In the end we are still friends with my neighbor next door. My other neighbor is a bit more of a closer friend after standing with me like he did. I
am very proud of him for that.
edit on 28-4-2012 by TruckDriver69 because: remove video...