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Monday night, the Albemarle County Police Department hosted its first ever Animal Summit.
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The panel vet Cori Lews sold out our dogs by stating that they were "okay" outside all year and only needed a "box on a porch" or a "little windbreak" to be safe. This is inaccurate; hounds have no undercoat and they suffer through the winters similar to a human wearing a light jacket. No credible professional advocates leaving a dog outdoors through all seasons. She has damaged her co-workers by disseminating this irresponsible pet ownership advice. And she has hurt those of us who truly try to help the public understand proper care of animals.
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I'm sorry (I'm not sorry), but why should hunters get a pass here? My dogs are not trained to hunt down prey and would love the chance to romp in the woods unhindered by leashes. But, because I am not a hunter, it is prohibited? The leash and control laws are there to keep dogs from wandering. Why should a portion of the dog population get a "pass" from this responsibility?
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bly wrote:
The panel vet Cori Lews sold out our dogs by stating that they were "okay" outside all year and only needed a "box on a porch" or a "little windbreak" to be safe. This is inaccurate; hounds have no undercoat and they suffer through the winters similar to a human wearing a light jacket. No credible professional advocates leaving a dog outdoors through all seasons. She has damaged her co-workers by disseminating this irresponsible pet ownership advice. And she has hurt those of us who truly try to help the public understand proper care of animals.
You are right-on; if you love and care for your working dogs (and of course pets), you don't leave them outside ALL year. They're not machines, even machines have min-max recommended operating temperatures and environments !
Depending on the breed, they can handle high/low temperatures differently.
How much do you love your dogs?
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I have a dogowner in my area whose pack of mongrels have killed every cat in the area and are still roaming the roadsides seeking more prey this is NOT s hunter but just a scoff law I have been growled at on my own property and the animal was lucky that I was unarmed at the time I have since corrected my lack of protection and await an opportunity to remove this one part of the problem
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I'm sorry (I'm not sorry), but why should hunters get a pass here? My dogs are not trained to hunt down prey and would love the chance to romp in the woods unhindered by leashes. But, because I am not a hunter, it is prohibited? The leash and control laws are there to keep dogs from wandering. Why should a portion of the dog population get a "pass" from this responsibility?
do it on you own land!
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Anonymouse wrote:
I'm sorry (I'm not sorry), but why should hunters get a pass here? My dogs are not trained to hunt down prey and would love the chance to romp in the woods unhindered by leashes. But, because I am not a hunter, it is prohibited? The leash and control laws are there to keep dogs from wandering. Why should a portion of the dog population get a "pass" from this responsibility?
The same reason why someone with five acres can let their dogs bark endlessly. Because a loophole was created to allow it. It doesn't mean it is right, just that it can be done. Unfortunately some people have no regard for others.
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Why I do believe the time of hunting with dogs in Albemarle County is about at an end. This has been a long time in evolving and is well past due.
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"Bona fide" hunting with dogs is fine; after all something must be done to control a deer population that has exploded in recent years.But hunters must realize that, as a general rule, dogs don't know where property lines are, and that , under State law, hunters are responsible for any and all damages to persons, livestock and property caused by their dogs.
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I own a dog, and I do not hunt. Multiple times this last year I have called animal control about packs of dogs that come on my property, chase my dog and threaten my cats, only to be told they are hunting dogs. I don't want a hunting dog exception. Your "sport" does not give you the right to disrupt my home.
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Animal Control is trying to address animal welfare in a community where support for their work is weak, at best. We are lucky to have the officers we have. Someone needs to enforce the fact that the right to hunt does NOT extend to the right to mistreat a companion animal.
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You sure wrote:
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You did not win the popular vote. Which means there are less stupid people like you, than you think.
What parts of this are you not understanding?

Popular Vote 2012

Obama Romney
Total: 62,280,959 58,899,127
Percent: 50.6% 47.8%
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You sure wrote:
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You did not win the popular vote. Which means there are less stupid people like you, than you think.
Yes we did. See below. You should really quit watching Fox news lmao.

Barack Obama 62283914 51% 332
Mitt Romney 58905252 48% 206
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do it on you own land!
I am not saying that I want my dogs to be able to run free, I simply think it is ridiculous that some dogs are allowed to run free just because they are "hunting dogs".
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I am not saying that I want my dogs to be able to run free, I simply think it is ridiculous that some dogs are allowed to run free just because they are "hunting dogs".
My dogs run free all the time on my farm land. They are working pets and it's why I have them...to guard the area. I don't hunt anymore but do welcome a select few who use my property in a responsible manner.
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You are right-on; if you love and care for your working dogs (and of course pets), you don't leave them outside ALL year. They're not machines, even machines have min-max recommended operating temperatures and environments !
Depending on the breed, they can handle high/low temperatures differently.
How much do you love your dogs?
I have 3 dogs that were dropped on the rural road where i live and yes they do live outside all year,They have plenty of food ,water, and lots of straw in their beds.
I have paid for their shots and tags and having them spayed because i did not want them to be put to sleep,if this does not meet your requirements you can come and keep them in your home,Whats the difference between horses,cows,you want to keep these in your home as well.
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Colt 45 wrote:
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I have 3 dogs that were dropped on the rural road where i live and yes they do live outside all year,They have plenty of food ,water, and lots of straw in their beds.
I have paid for their shots and tags and having them spayed because i did not want them to be put to sleep,if this does not meet your requirements you can come and keep them in your home,Whats the difference between horses,cows,you want to keep these in your home as well.
Mine are kept in much the same manner but I use heat lamps at night when cold....I don't think it matters much to them but it makes me feel better.
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Hunting with dogs is not hunting, its herding and killing, and some people probably take better care of their dogs than they do their kids.
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Its all rather Orwellian. Yetm the Big Brother is a group who can be voted out--if anyone bothers to vote them out.
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Animal Control is trying to address animal welfare in a community where support for their work is weak, at best. We are lucky to have the officers we have. Someone needs to enforce the fact that the right to hunt does NOT extend to the right to mistreat a companion animal.
The actual issue started as a real estate promotion to ensure airheaded people that living in the wild wild country of Albemarle (try not to laugh) new homeowners would not have to worry about Cujo.
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Colt 45 wrote:
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I have 3 dogs that were dropped on the rural road where i live and yes they do live outside all year,They have plenty of food ,water, and lots of straw in their beds.
I have paid for their shots and tags and having them spayed because i did not want them to be put to sleep,if this does not meet your requirements you can come and keep them in your home,Whats the difference between horses,cows,you want to keep these in your home as well.
Do these dogs have roofs over there heads. Horses & cows aren't domesticated like dogs are. There might be rare exceptions that people might keep these large animals in their homes. Alot of ranchers out west make sure their livestock are kept warm. You shouldn't have animals if you can't properly take care of them! I'm sure you keep warm.

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