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Will this bring us problems ( cat attacked dog )

One of our neighbor have this little Chiwawa dog for the last three weeks he has been terrorizing two of our three cats each time the go outside.

Last night our third cat Tiger enter their house thru the dog flapping door at about 2am and attacked this poor dog as he slept under the owners bed.

This morning the owners said it was cool and took him to the vet to fix a mangled ear.....

Are we liable for damages here?

We too have a cat door but it works with the chip in the cats head and can not be access by other animal but ours.
Where do we stand legally here.
just want to be prepared.
Also should I offer to pay the vet bill as a sign of good faith?
this is no laughing matter so please respond only if you have input.

Can they ask us to put the cat down?


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I like your cat
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One of our neighbor have this little Chiwawa dog for the last three weeks he has been terrorizing two of our three cats each time the go outside.

Last night our third cat Tiger enter their house thru the dog flapping door at about 2am and attacked this poor dog as he slept under the owners bed.

This morning the owners said it was cool and took him to the vet to fix a mangled ear.....

Are we liable for damages here?


I'm gonna say you probably are...

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We too have a cat door but it works with the chip in the cats head and can not be access by other animal but ours.
Where do we stand legally here.

Your pet attacked their pet, so you probably have some culpability.

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just want to be prepared.


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Also should I offer to pay the vet bill as a sign of good faith?


If you can afford it, I think it would be a neighborly thing to do. Transfer the funds electronically to them, or pay the vet directly and keep a receipt, against any future issues.

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this is no laughing matter so please respond only if you have input.

Can they ask us to put the cat down?

I don't think so. The cat didn't attack a human. However, you do need to come up with a mechanism to prevent this from happening again. You have a very elaborate pet door- can it be programmed to remain locked through the night hours?
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Re: Will this bring us problems ( cat attacked dog )

Do you feel that you have a moral obligation to foot their vet bill? Or, to put it another way, how would you be feeling if their dog had attacked your cat, which resulted in your having to pay vet's fees?
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What a cool cat but it should have the job proper and really hurt the little mutt
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[/I]I'm gonna say you probably are...


Your pet attacked their pet, so you probably have some culpability.



[/I]Good idea.


[/I]If you can afford it, I think it would be a neighborly thing to do. Transfer the funds electronically to them, or pay the vet directly and keep a receipt, against any future issues.

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I don't think so. The cat didn't attack a human. However, you do need to come up with a mechanism to prevent this from happening again. You have a very elaborate pet door- can it be programmed to remain locked through the night hours?
Yes but the cat hate doing their business in a litter

I will happily foot to Vet bill.

This cat is like a child to us he is our oldest, only people with cats will understand this last comment
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Re: Will this bring us problems ( cat attacked dog )

There is only one good cat.

A really FLAT one
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That cat has balls!
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We too have a cat door but it works with the chip in the cats head
I think you've been watching a few too many sci-fi movies.
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This cat is like a child to us he is our oldest, only people with cats will understand this last comment
I have 2 female tortoiseshell cats, so what are you saying?

To use your metaphor: if your child ran out at night and beat up another kid, wouldn't you do something about it? The difference is, you can teach higher-level morality to a child, but not so much with pets. You are the owner or "parent" and the responsible party. If my cats (they're both indoor cats) got loose and mauled another animal, I'd certainly step up to the plate and offer to make it right with the owner, and then I'd make sure it doesn't happen again. I'm not saying you are enabling the behavior, but it sounds a little like you're saying, "Oh well, cats will be cats..." What are you going to do when (not if, because if you do nothing, it WILL happen again when Tiger extends his territory into the neighbors' house) this happens again? I guarantee that your neighbors are not going to be as forgiving of their "child" (never mind that it is a yappy Chihuahua) getting beat up again, or the cat marking in their house.
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Re: Will this bring us problems ( cat attacked dog )

Maybe he meant neck.

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According to one reference, continental European pets get the implant in the left side of the neck.[2] The chip can often be felt under the skin. Thin layers of connective tissue form around the implant and hold it in place.
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Old 22.11.2012, 00:13
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I have 2 female tortoiseshell cats, so what are you saying?

To use your metaphor: if your child ran out at night and beat up another kid, wouldn't you do something about it? The difference is, you can teach higher-level morality to a child, but not so much with pets. You are the owner or "parent" and the responsible party. If my cats (they're both indoor cats) got loose and mauled another animal, I'd certainly step up to the plate and offer to make it right with the owner, and then I'd make sure it doesn't happen again. I'm not saying you are enabling the behavior, but it sounds a little like you're saying, "Oh well, cats will be cats..." What are you going to do when (not if, because if you do nothing, it WILL happen again when Tiger extends his territory into the neighbors' house) this happens again? I guarantee that your neighbors are not going to be as forgiving of their "child" (never mind that it is a yappy Chihuahua) getting beat up again, or the cat marking in their house.
This has to be one of the most misdirected quotes I have seen on here! Immediately in front of this quote the OP has happily stated they will foot the bill yet you intentionally misquotw by leaving that part out, despite it being in the same post in the sentence immediately before.

Grow up and at least give the OP the common courtesy of quoting their full post instead of partial posting or do you happen to work for a media company as this is how they live
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Maybe he meant neck.
I often confuse stomach and foot, myself.
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This has to be one of the most misdirected quotes I have seen on here! Immediately in front of this quote the OP has happily stated they will foot the bill yet you intentionally misquotw by leaving that part out, despite it being in the same post in the sentence immediately before.

Grow up and at least give the OP the common courtesy of quoting their full post instead of partial posting or do you happen to work for a media company as this is how they live
Yes, he said he'd pay the bill (after asking if he should pay the bill), but the bit about the cat preferring to go outside is a training issue and a bit of an excuse for allowing the cat to roam. If the cat hadn't attacked another animal, this probably wouldn't be a problem. But the cat DID attack another animal (for whatever reason), and NOW the cat's toilet preferences MUST come second to the SAFETY of other animals and other people's property. Telling his neighbor that their dog got attacked a second time ( I think that scenario to be likely) because, you know, the cat craps outside is gonna fly like a lead ballon tied down with bricks.
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One of our neighbor have this little Chiwawa dog for the last three weeks he has been terrorizing two of our three cats each time the go outside.

Last night our third cat Tiger enter their house thru the dog flapping door at about 2am and attacked this poor dog as he slept under the owners bed.

This morning the owners said it was cool and took him to the vet to fix a mangled ear.....

Are we liable for damages here?

We too have a cat door but it works with the chip in the cats head and can not be access by other animal but ours.
Where do we stand legally here.
just want to be prepared.
Also should I offer to pay the vet bill as a sign of good faith?
this is no laughing matter so please respond only if you have input.

Can they ask us to put the cat down?


first of all that chihuahua must've had it coming. second of all, if you can afford to pay, personally i'd pay outta good neighborly understanding. good luck
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What a cool cat but it should have the job proper and really hurt the little mutt
and eaten it.
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Also, why do cat owners get a pass on poop-scooping? If I step in it, it stinks to high heaven and soils my shoes just like dog crap.

I miss the days when people just used to walk their dogs, and the dogs did their business, wherever (unless it was the asshole neighbor's yard, and then we made SURE the dog crapped there ) and nobody had to suffer through the indignity of carrying a bag of crap around.
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I think that is a chip for pet recognition not to open the cat flap

OT it wouldn't hurt to apologize and ask to pay the bill but I would pay the vet directly and keep the receipt, you don't want to be overcharged. I would also try to cover the subject of their dog terrorizing your cat and how he can control the dog...although it being a chihuahua does not feel me with hope
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ya can't tame a cat yo- they're not dogs
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I don't think so. The cat didn't attack a human. However, you do need to come up with a mechanism to prevent this from happening again. You have a very elaborate pet door- can it be programmed to remain locked through the night hours?
I can understand how your cat flat may be at fault if your cat goes outside.

But the cat obviously entered a neighbor's house. Surely you can't be held responsible if they leave the dog flap open.
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