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A few years ago, early on a Sunday morning, the neighbor's dog jump the fence, and was snarling and barking atop my travel trailer. =A0The dog didn't want to jump back over the fence or get off my trailer.

I called Multnomah County Animal Control, but got a recording telling me they were closed and to call back during their business hours.

Next, I called the Portland Police Bureau's non-emergency phone number. The police told me "We don't do dogs". =A0They also told me, that I should wait for the neighbors to get home and have them take care of the problem. =A0I had no idea where the neighbors were, or when they would be back.
After many hours of listening to this dog's snarling and barking, I opened the gate to my driveway and tossed a tennis ball into the street. =A0The dog jumped off the my trailer and ran down the street after the ball. =A0I never saw the dog or the ball again.
On Thursday evening the neighbors returned. They came over and asked if I had seen their dog. =A0Of course, I knew nothing.

Before any of you animal lovers get on my case, I wasn't the one that left the dog out in the backyard for a few days. =A0I felt I did my duty by calling the proper authorities, who did nothing.

So, on Sunday in Multnomah County, if you have a vicious dog problem you're on your own in solving it.
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If you call the cops about dog poop in Portland, they will tell you to call Animal Control.

If you want to waste the time of the cops with a call about dog poop, your priorities are Seriously screwed up.

You don't have to call about dog poop to have them waste time, they do quite well on their own.
If you videotape someone putting on a fireworks show and ... the cops will claim they can't use it as evidence.

So, you speaking from personal experience?

The cops won't come out when I report smoking on the school grounds nor misc property damage. They also didn't used to come out when people's cars got busted into, I had it happen twice to me with stuff stolen. One of the last police chiefs did put a stop to that, they will come
out now on theft, if your willing to wait up to 3 hours.
So faced with this, the decision to start poisoning is ... is in fact a rational decision, although it is extreme.

Yeah, right.

Glad you agree.
Are You the sick

How do you know he or she is sick?
son of a ***?!

No. Are you?
A far better decision would have been to set up ... the then haul it's *** down to the dog pound.

While the owner looks on. Get a CLUE!!

Obviously you never read any of the articles in the paper about the poisoning.
The animals were not observed by their owners to be eating poison. Do you seriously think a dog owner is going to stand there watching his dog run over to a piece of meat or whatever that is just laying on the ground
that they have never seen before and have no idea where it came from, and watch his dog bolt the thing down? Well, probably YOU might think this is OK since you eat from Dumpsters most of the time, but no responsible pet owner would.
If the owner WAS standing there looking on, the dog wouldn't even be in the trap in the first place. The articles made it clear that the problems happened when owners let their dogs run around off leash, and were not paying
any attention to the dogs. Of course, you had to read between the sob lines in the stories to catch that, but it was there.
After the owners had paid a few times to bail ... to eat anything other than what the owner feeds it.

How about children?

Even more so. Do you think it normal to NOT train children to refuse to take food a stranger hands them or that they find lying around?
Did you think about that while you were putting out poisoned chickens?!

I didn't know that the poisoner used chickens. Interesting. How did you know? Friend of yours?
How about the homeless?!

Oh, homeless routinely eat raw (I'(m assuming they were raw, but you could ask your friend if he cooked them) chickens they find lying around in the dirt in the park. I didn't know that. But I guess you would know.

Ted
I don't.
Are You the sick

How do you know he or she is sick?

Somebody who sets out poisoned meat in a park is SICK.

The response was to TRAPPING.
If the owner WAS standing there looking on, the dog wouldn't even be in the trap in the first place. ... Of course, you had to read between the sob lines in the stories to catch that, but it was there.

How about children?

Even more so. Do you think it normal to NOT train children to refuse to take food a stranger hands them or that they find lying around?

I think it is normal for children to do what you least expect. You obvciously have not raised children, or play Fuehrer at home.
Did you think about that while you were putting out poisoned chickens?!

I didn't know that the poisoner used chickens. Interesting. How did you know? Friend of yours?

In the newspaper or on the news.
How about the homeless?!

Oh, homeless routinely eat raw (I'(m assuming they were raw,

Yeah, sure you are.
but you could ask your friend if he cooked them) chickens they find lying around in the dirt in the park. I didn't know that. But I guess you would know.

No, I wouldn't. Even cooked poison can still be poison. You didn't think about the homeless, did you?!
The cops won't come out when I report smoking on the school grounds nor misc property damage. They also didn't ... a stop to that, they will come out now on theft, if your willing to wait up to 3 hours.

Our nursery is at the end of a rural road between Troutdale and Corbett, and we've discovered that an effective way to get the police out when the locals are trashing the end of the street (they cut down the No Parking sign and made a bonfire once) and drag racing up and down the road is to tell them that you're perfectly willing to go out and deal with the problem with yourself.
Mentioning that Uncle Mossberg is there to help definately gets their attention, but we a retired LEO in the family and so I'm not sure that it's a good idea for the general public to do that. Works, though.

-c
You live out in the county, right? I dunno whether AC's response is different out there.

Counties are required by state statute to control dogs. Not any other animal, though.

I'm just not sure whether the "off leash" rules are the same out in rural areas. Never really looked into it.
Curt
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A few years ago, early on a Sunday morning, the neighbor's dog jump the fence, and was snarling and barking atop my travel trailer. The dog didn't want to jump back over the fence or get off my trailer.

I called Multnomah County Animal Control, but got a recording telling me they were closed and to call back during their business hours.

Next, I called the Portland Police Bureau's non-emergency phone number. The police told me "We don't do dogs". They also told me, that I should wait for the neighbors to get home and have them take care of the problem. I had no idea where the neighbors were, or when they would be back.
After many hours of listening to this dog's snarling and barking, I opened the gate to my driveway and tossed a tennis ball into the street. The dog jumped off the my trailer and ran down the street after the ball. I never saw the dog or the ball again.
On Thursday evening the neighbors returned. They came over and asked if I had seen their dog. Of course, I knew nothing.
Before any of you animal lovers get on my case, I wasn't the one that left the dog out in the backyard for a few days. I felt I did my duty by calling the proper authorities, who did nothing.

So, on Sunday in Multnomah County, if you have a vicious dog problem you're on your own in solving it.
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The cops won't come out when I report smoking on ... theft, if your willing to wait up to 3 hours.

Our nursery is at the end of a rural road between Troutdale and Corbett,and we've discovered that an effective way ... the family and so I'm not sure thatit's a good idea for the general public to do that. Works, though.

I know about that one, it's more effective though to say that there's someone
already out there yelling at the people. The cop's instinct is to arrest the
neighbor that is doing the yelling at the lawbreakers, not the lawbreakers, of course.
The problem though is that when they show up and find no yelling person and the only possible ticket they can write is to the actual offender, they mark you down as a blowhard, and so you only get a limited number of times to do that before they decide your lying about the threat to engage.

80% of cops out there are worthless. I learned that when I was a teenager and every contact I've had with the police since has done absolutely nothing to change that observation. Most of them think that everyone is a perp and they get extremely *** off when they cannot write you a ticket for something. Just like the time in Beaverton about 4 years ago when my car was hit, in the side, by another driver who had no insurance, and the cops at the scene told ME to be more careful!! At least they wrote him a ticket.
Ted