Fluvanna Farm Owner Speaks Out after Dogs Attack her Livestock - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA N...

A Fluvanna County farm owner is urging people to keep pets on their own property to prevent the terrifying scene that played out inside her barn. Full Story
Trish

Charlottesville, VA

#191 Dec 3, 2012
"Dog Owner" - I messaged you back. Your message went to my "other" folder on FB and I didn't find it until this morning when looking for another I knew was supposed to be there. I'm hoping we can just get this whole issue resolved.
I am being petty

Charlottesville, VA

#192 Dec 3, 2012
SuzyQ wrote:
"Owner" If you would have kept your dogs inside, none of this would have happened!
If you love your pets keep them inside, it's winter time & it's cold outside at night time for our pets. Put them on a leash so they can do their business! You get excersize also!
Its like 65 degrees here! it wasnt cold that morning and typicaly I like my dogs to poop and pee outside.
BlueMoon

Worcester, MA

#193 Dec 11, 2012
Such a shame on both parts, non of this would have happened had the dog owners just kept there dog under control and on there own property.
The poor goats! The poor dogs...Why cant people just think, and be responsible!
Fluvanna Resident

Charlottesville, VA

#194 Dec 20, 2012
Anyone interested in seeing a leash law passed in Fluvanna County can go to the Board of Supervisors' web page and send emails to the BoS representatives. If enough people speak out, they cannot continue to ignore us.

http://www.co.fluvanna.va.us/BOS/bos.htm
humm

Charlottesville, VA

#195 Dec 20, 2012
Fluvanna Resident wrote:
Anyone interested in seeing a leash law passed in Fluvanna County can go to the Board of Supervisors' web page and send emails to the BoS representatives. If enough people speak out, they cannot continue to ignore us.
http://www.co.fluvanna.va.us/BOS/bos.htm
please move back to the city

NO TO LEASH LAWS
sville

Charlottesville, VA

#196 Dec 20, 2012
"Owner" If you would have kept your dogs inside, none of this would have happened!
If you love your pets keep them inside, it's winter time & it's cold outside at night time for our pets. Put them on a leash so they can do their business! You get excersize also!
Yes it is cold outside dont forget about the poor raccoon and squirrel and fox and coyote and so on
lets get them inside to

“Equal Opportunity Not Results!”

Since: Nov 08

Charlottesville

#197 Dec 20, 2012
Trish wrote:
<quoted text>
Mix breeds from what we could tell. We've heard nothing from the owners at this point, so I have no idea. I had never seen those dogs before Tuesday morning.
I would suggest shooting the dogs the next time they are on your property. And I wouldn't feel guilty about doing it, if I were you.
formerblacksburg resident

Palmyra, VA

#198 Dec 20, 2012
my puppies love their invisible fence......hunting dogs suck though
Fluvanna Resident

Charlottesville, VA

#199 Jan 3, 2013
C-Ville Patriot wrote:
<quoted text>I would suggest shooting the dogs the next time they are on your property. And I wouldn't feel guilty about doing it, if I were you.
The dogs were shot and killed that same day, when they came back more than 3 hours later and went after our chickens.
fluvannaFarmer

Charlottesville, VA

#200 Jan 7, 2013
can you say coo coo? shooting dogs over chickens?
Trish

Charlottesville, VA

#201 Jan 7, 2013
" 3.2-6552. Dogs killing, injuring or chasing livestock or poultry.

It shall be the duty of any animal control officer or other officer who may find a dog in the act of killing or injuring livestock or poultry to kill such dog forthwith whether such dog bears a tag or not. Any person finding a dog committing any of the depredations mentioned in this section shall have the right to kill such dog on sight as shall any owner of livestock or his agent finding a dog chasing livestock on land utilized by the livestock when the circumstances show that such chasing is harmful to the livestock."
FSPACTECH

Charlottesville, VA

#202 Feb 20, 2013
From reading this thread I can only deduce that these dogs got out by accident per owner.
Leash laws don't stop dogs from accidently getting loose. How would passing a leash law in Fluvanna help the farmer's with working dogs? don't working dogs need to be off leash to do their job?
Richard wrote:
The sheriff's office says no criminal charges are being filed in this case,<<<<
Why not? Aren`t the dog owners responsible for the actions of their dogs?
The absence of a leash law relieves the dog owners of their responsibility? Ridiculous.
Trish

Charlottesville, VA

#203 Feb 20, 2013
I would have almost bought the "it was an accident" excuse had the dogs' owner not stood in court and stated that the dogs "regularly" came back from the "hunting preserve across the road" with blood on them. We won and were awarded a hefty settlement, but have yet to see a dime.
Mayas

Charlottesville, VA

#206 Feb 28, 2013
Farm owner seems a little "unstable."

Just because they "regularly" got loose does not mean that the owner let the dogs roam freely.

Leash laws are meant to keep people from letting their dogs roam.

FSPCATECH: you are right! how can working dogs 'work' when there is a leash law?

I wouldn't pay you a dime either. You willingly shot and killed two family pets for being dogs. That is the same as me shooting your goats for shitting where they eat or bleeting (or whatever noise goats make.) You made a choice to kill two pets. I don't think you would like it if the shoe was on the other foot.

You took the law into your control and for that I don't think you deserve a dime.

You post this story obviously attacking the owner without knowing the circumstances surrounding the situation.

The article says they were unable to contact the owners. It isn't fair to the owners that they were not at their home to make a proper reply.
Mayas2

Charlottesville, VA

#207 Feb 28, 2013
"Owner" why don't you just pay up and get this wacko out of your hair? her judgment couldn't be that big....cost of goats? vet bill maybe? how much could that be.

How much can a "hefty amount" be? it was in small claims right?

does this women live in a trailor park?

This is about money not what happened to her goats.
RMFRMR

Charlottesville, VA

#208 Mar 1, 2013
I would like to say that I know the dog owner and I know of the "farmer."

I can't keep my mouth shut any more.

Trish...why are you lying? Yes, "MAYAS" this isn't about the goats or rebuilding her heard...its about cash! cold hard cash!!!

Trish didn't win a huge amount. She won 2500$..on what planet is that a "hefy settlement?" Originially she was asking for like 5,000$! for goats! are you serious?

The judge didn't really listen to the dog owner's explaination! The dogs were in the house while your goats were being attacked.

They were hounds. They sometimes got loose and ran accross to the hunting reserve...thats how hounds act! they smell something, track it down, and if it dead they have a feast. Hounds and dogs dont run into the woods attacking heards of deer. These dogs were hunting dogs. Why are you acting like you have never owned a dog?

This is the true Trish ya'll. The owner told her that that the dogs were legally hers and that she wasn't working. Trish still took her husband to court to try and get HIS money. Trish you owe her husband the time off of work and their baby sitters expenses...the way I SEE IT...you can take a good thousand bucks off your judgement.

Then Trish threatned to sue her in laws to get to money. Now the owner is going back to court to answer questions about her fiances. Trish she already friggn' told you! She doesn't have anything! How much money are you going to spend trying to find cash that isn't there? Have you ever heard the term "you can't get blood from a stone?"

The true Trish is nothing but a bully! a 50 year old cyber bully! She has dedicated her "farm" page to bullying the owner. Going so far as to post private conversations and bleep out the nasty things she is saying to the owner. Cyber bullying!! there is a code in Virginia against cyber bullying.

here is a copy of the link: http://www.facebook.com/ #!/Harvest.Moon.Farm?fref=ts

The owner had a right to send you a intent to sue letter. You were calling her a bad mother and a poor pet owner. The owner has rescued and rehabliated several animals. She has paid for surgeries where normal people would have put their pets down. HOW DARE YOU!!! and you are lucky she didn't sue you. You are lucky that you arent worth enough to sue.

She had a right to question your bill. You were adding random charges. She had a right to defend herself on message boards. She stopped and explained it to me like this "Internet arguing is like being in the special olympics...even if you win you are still a retard." The owner has only made contact with you when it has been needed.

On your page you are rude and mean and accuse her of "not paying her bills1' Well, missy, a cute little bird...ah hem...farmer told me that your house was auctioned!!! auctioned because you foreclosed! You can't pay your freakn' bills!!!

You also go below the belt and question the morals she is teaching her son....how low will you go? If anything she is teaching her son not to be bullied by wanna be farmers.

I run one of the largest farms in the county. I know of alteast 8 other farms who will never have anything to do with you. You are what we call a liability. We don't need people who think that they are farmers because they own a few goats and some chickens turning around and suing us for everything and anything.

The owner and her husband have over 20 years in farming experience. They both worked with animal/on farms while they went to 4 year univertsities. They have never shot a dog!!! and they have seen stray dogs and these dogs have run after thier livestock. You shoot a gun in the air...in the ground...not at a defensless creature. You have a gun!! they are unarmed. How unfair. You are trying to make the dog owner look like a beast! when the truth is not only are you a greedy little pig bully but also a vicious and mean human being.

WE STAND WITH THE OWNERS!!!!
RMFRM

Charlottesville, VA

#209 Mar 1, 2013
I would also like to add. That it is very low to insult someones ability to parent...especially when the child is an infant.

The same little bird/local farmer told me that all of your children are adults. Your son is a free loader using community college as an exuse..when most people work full time, go to school, and keep an abode on their own.
Annnnddddd both of your grandkids are illegitimate..way to teach your adult daughters to keep their legs closed or take birth control! ITS FREE FOR CRYN' OUT LOUD!!!!
Yura Butt

Alexandria, VA

#210 Mar 1, 2013
Mayas2 wrote:
"Owner" why don't you just pay up and get this wacko out of your hair? her judgment couldn't be that big....cost of goats? vet bill maybe? how much could that be.
How much can a "hefty amount" be? it was in small claims right?
does this women live in a trailor park?
This is about money not what happened to her goats.
Who cares where they live. What's wrong with a trailer park? There's good people that live in them. You an a@z for saying that.
BPFARM

Charlottesville, VA

#211 Mar 1, 2013
I cannot believe that people are threatening physical violence to the owner on that page! NOT SMART!!!
FMJ

Palmyra, VA

#212 Mar 2, 2013
Is there a store for soap boxes around here? I want one to

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