I have a three year old adorable pit bull. He is my best friend. He is loving, funny, but is not so people friendly. I keep him leashed and walk him in a desolate area. I have very little property so I have a stake outside my door where he can go for short periods,( the longest he is outside there is 3 minutes)
Yesterday, I came home form work and he wanted to go outside, so I hooked him up and left the door open. Within thirty seconds he was free and bit my next door neighbor. There is a six foot fence that seaparates our property, but no gate on my side, that is why I have him tied to a stake. Somehow the clip rusted open, and he hates this neighbor, because every time he sees him through the fence he has a very foul tone, cursing at him. My dog cant see him and just sees a shadow through the fence which frightens him, and he goes crazy. In the past when I hear him coming I scoot my dog back into the house. Yesterday my worst nightmare happened the clasp got loose and my dog ran to him. He sustained a puncture on his wrist and a few scratches. I ran out and my dog submitted immediately, running back into the house. They called an ambulance and the police came. The cops didnt say much, checked the area and recommended I get a gate, which I will. They said they might not call animal control, because the dog did not show aggression after I yelled at him.It was clearly an accident.
Well my neighbors are fairly new, and very weird. They hate me form there first day, putting up this big fence, ( this was before I had the dog.) They dont work, and I think they are now losing the house.
The woman hates me because the first week they moved in, her mail was coming to my house and it was snowing so I brought it in and saw her two days later, and gave it to her. She had a fit and since then hasnt spoken to me, aside from screaming comments from her porch on stupid things. I ignore her because she is much younger than me and immature. We are four feet apart in a beach community where the houses are all very close. What can happen to my pit? I am so upset, I havent slept or eaten.
I tried to comfort this man, offered to take him to the hospital, but he was mean and sarcastic. Last night I saw him on the deck, and tried to speak to him, but he put his head down, and refused to talk to me. I asked him again How are you? and then he replied " we will see tommorow" in a mean voice, the other guy that lives there just screamed out " oh Fantastic" real sarcastic. What can I do? What can they do?