Whitley sign war erupts

It started with the sound of a gunshot followed by a "god- awful" cry. That's what Pam Castle said she heard the evening of June 1 while she waited on her back porch for her two indoor dogs, Jake and Angel, to ... Full Story
homeward bound

United States

#1 Jun 16, 2006
I think the moral of the story is that if you let your animals run free on someone else's property, you have to accept the consequences. Particularly if you have been warned in the past.
Ravekid

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Jun 18, 2006
"Thatís what Pam Castle said she heard the evening of June 1 while she waited on her back porch for her two indoor dogs, Jake and Angel, to return from an outdoor break."

"Pam Castle said that Larry and Dianne Shrock had stopped by her house about a week before Jake was shot to tell her to keep their dogs at home.

Despite the warning, Pam Castle said, she still let her dogs out.

ďI let them out because I live in the country and I live out here for a reason. I live out here so my animals donít have to be tied.Ē"

Seems this lady thinks she owns everyone's land. I wonder if I started to dump old tires on their property if they would care. My excuse could be: "I live in the country and I live out here for a reason. I live out here so I have enough property around me to dump my tires on so I don't have to see them."

Has this family ever heard of private property rights? The Shrocks should head down to the ghettos of Indy and get two pit bulls. See if the Castle's care about mean, dangerous pit bulls running around their property.

Private property is private property...period. That is what makes this a free country. They were warned. Indiana law allows for the killing of dogs that kill livestock.

This is just another example of why sometimes you shouldn't use guns to get rid of dogs. Trap them and call animal control or the cops. Force the owners to bail them out every other day and they will finally get the point.
petowner2

Leesburg, IN

#3 Jun 20, 2006
homeward bound wrote:
I think the moral of the story is that if you let your animals run free on someone else's property, you have to accept the consequences. Particularly if you have been warned in the past.
I think the moral of the story is that someone who would shoot and then BURN a pet without trying other options (live traps, animal control) HAS NO MORALS!
homeward bound

United States

#4 Jun 21, 2006
petowner2 wrote:
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I think the moral of the story is that someone who would shoot and then BURN a pet without trying other options (live traps, animal control) HAS NO MORALS!
Why should the adjoining landowner have to spend the money to buy live traps because someone else chooses not to be responsible? Is there animal control in the country in Whitley County? The shooter claims the dog killed his bunnies. Does he have to just sit back and let his bunnies die? If a petowner loves his or her animal as much as these folks claim they did, then why didn't they take more responsibility for the animal? By letting the animal run free they exposed the animal to getting hit by a car, being stolen or, in this case, being shot.

In Morgan County, Indiana a couple pled guilty to allowing their dogs to roam free. The dogs, one of them a collie, attacked and killed an eighty-year old man. The man survived having the flesh torn from his arms and the skin torn from his head. Remains from his arms and shirt were found in one of the dogs' stomach. It wasn't until his throat was ripped out that he died. The owners' response. "We never thought in a million years our dogs would do something like this."

I own a lab that wouldn't hurt a flea, but I keep him on my property because I care about him. If a person fails to exercise that responsibility, they should accept the negative things that can happen because, in the end, it is their fault. They could have prevented anything from happening to their dog by keeping it on their property.
vzz

United States

#5 Jun 30, 2006
why would anyone hurt or kill the animal when it's the owners responsibility to keep the animal home. The poor dog was killed for something it didn't know was right or wrong. People that have animals and are not responsible enough to train them, or keep them on their property should not have pets. So many animals are killed or hurt for the ignorance of the owners. Shame on you for killing the poor dog, he was not to blame, why didn't you take action against the pet owners.
vanilla thunder 317

Fairport, NY

#6 Jul 11, 2006
so one neighbor can be disrespectful and irresponsible, and their neighbor is held responsible for this? It is a shame the dog was shot and killed, and it was overboard for the neighbor to burn the dog. But, the responsibility is on the owner of the dog, especially if the owner was warned. Fine the neighbor for letting the dogs run loose, fine the neighbor for burning the dog. Call it even and move on. One thing I'll bet though, is that the other dog they own isn't running loose anymore...

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