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Old 12-02-2007, 06:04 PM
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Get a different insurance company. They're delibrately screwing you . . . preventing you from warning, then refusing to reprisent you if you don't warn. That's stupid, immoral, and a creative way of dodging contract obligations. I suspect that if you dogs DO bite someone, sign or no sign, they will won't cover you.
Not necessarily. In some states having a "Beware of Dog" sign means you are admitting to having a dangerous dog (bad idea) while in other states having a "Beware of Dog" sign is considered sufficient warning for trespassers. Basically, check your state and city regulations and see what they say.

I feel bad for Congo, but not for his owners who sound irresponsible. (Pretty obviously BYBs, have unlicensed dogs, have been sited multiple times by animal control, are unable to call off their dog when it's attacking.) Their dogs sound untrained. I feel sorry for the dogs, but frankly part of the reason they're in trouble is a series of poor decisions on the part of the owners. Too bad the dog is the one who has to pay the price.
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Old 12-03-2007, 08:52 AM
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http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/30/ny...=1&oref=slogin

Is Congo the sire to the pups? How old were the pups? I did not know that he was 18 months old at the time of the incident...?
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Old 12-03-2007, 11:51 AM
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Not necessarily. In some states having a "Beware of Dog" sign means you are admitting to having a dangerous dog (bad idea) while in other states having a "Beware of Dog" sign is considered sufficient warning for trespassers. Basically, check your state and city regulations and see what they say.

I feel bad for Congo, but not for his owners who sound irresponsible. (Pretty obviously BYBs, have unlicensed dogs, have been sited multiple times by animal control, are unable to call off their dog when it's attacking.) Their dogs sound untrained. I feel sorry for the dogs, but frankly part of the reason they're in trouble is a series of poor decisions on the part of the owners. Too bad the dog is the one who has to pay the price.
Valid point, Boemy. I can see how that would be the case, though its a very stupid thing to call a warning an admission. However, I can see how the case law in some areas could have gone that what. On the other hand, I have very little faith in insurance companies when it comes to dogs . . .
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Old 12-04-2007, 08:08 AM
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Is Congo the sire to the pups? How old were the pups? I did not know that he was 18 months old at the time of the incident...?

Congo sired the pups when he was 1 yr old.

http://lassiegethelp.blogspot.com/20...ndo-congo.html

Well, I've come to my conclusion on this issue.

By all means, save Congo....BUT, he must be neutered and re-homed. I would prefer they remove the rest of the dogs from that property as well.

They have no breeding ethics, and I doubt their ability to control the animals when needed. The wife wasn't home when the landscapers arrived because she was out chasing down their loose dog.

I believe that sending Congo back into the same environment may be setting him up for failure.
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Old 12-04-2007, 07:32 PM
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It's sad how a lot of the blogs relating this story have deteriorated into whether the gardener was illegal or not and if you support Congo's law, then you're obviously xenophobic or hate humans. On the plus side, I know where a lot of the crazy people are lurking!

Lilavati: Read through the post and I have to ask - how do you take 'reasonable' precautions to warn people to stay out of your fenced yard if your stupid insurance company refuses to let you put up 'Beware of Dog' signs? Their position is that if I put up the sign, then I'm acknowledging my dogs might bite a would-be trespasser or burglar and they would refuse to pay if I'm sued by the lawbreaker. If I would contain my dogs so my house and property can be burglarized in relative safety for the robber, then I can put up a sign. How do you fix stupid???
P.S. I do have No Trespassing, No Hunting signs and tried putting up a Beware of Mice sign (darned things blew up the neighbor's truck - they're dangerous!) but the insurance agent made me take that one down. My next sign, I think, is going to be the 'Beware of... Well, just beware' sign I saw in a catalog. Surely, they can't get me for telling people to beware!
Oh, Snark! Just put up "Beware the JubJub Bird" signs
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I can see any laws that ponder what goes on in a dog's mind when they make decisions,...the cue for AR's to immediately begin on the cruelty of confinement (crates/kennels), etc. Once we start down the slippery slope of giving rights the same as humans to animals we live with...the AR's will lick their chops because that is the road to not having (forcing our dominion over) pets in our homes.

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