Aggressive dog hating neighbors harassment/ picture taking

Home Forums West Seattle Rants & Raves Aggressive dog hating neighbors harassment/ picture taking

  • This topic has 20 replies, 11 voices, and was last updated 1 month ago by YiLu.
Viewing 21 posts - 1 through 21 (of 21 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #1037298

    WintersJawn
    Participant

    HAVE YOU BEEN HARASSED/ FOLLOWED/ HAD PICTURES TAKEN OF YOU BY UNBALANCED NEIGHBORS?

    THIS IS NOT OKAY.

    THIS IS NOT NORMAL BEHAVIOR.

    Don’t let them bully you and intimidate you in your own neighborhood.

    PLEASE CONTACT OUR COUNCIL PERSON AND TELL HER YOUR STORY.

    LISA HERBOLD
    Phone:(206) 684-8801
    Email:Lisa.Herbold@seattle.gov

    THEY ARE DANGEROUS AND CARRY MACE/ TASERS. PLEASE IGNORE THEM.

    #1037330

    anonyme
    Participant

    Do you mean the people who take pictures of your illegal off-leash/no scooping behaviors, and carry pepper spray as protection against a possible dog attack – or, just as likely, an attack by a rabid, libertarian dog owner? This behavior is neither dangerous nor illegal; yours is both. You know full well that nobody hates your dog, and your rant should be directed at a mirror.

    #1037338

    Sue
    Participant

    If you’re being harassed/threatened by people allegedly carrying mace and tasers, and/or you’re witnessing it, you should probably be calling police first – not our councilperson, nor ranting on a local news site about it.

    #1037376

    cheeseWS777
    Participant

    Yes! Flood her mailbox with your storys everybody. Every single one of these politicians love reading them and want to know and be involved with our problems so that they can figure out a resolution with us in a timely matter. I am sure she loves both dog owners and video camera stalkers alike and would gladly spend more then 30 seconds to find out just what is actually going on

    #1037379

    aa
    Participant

    Libertarian dog owner? I guess in our times many feel called to pull politics into everything. If only selfish behavior was isolated to one political party.

    #1037383

    heartless
    Participant

    Dear Councilperson Herbold,

    I am writing to ask for your help. I often take my dogs to a nearby school to let them run around a bit, but lately I’ve been the victim of serious harassment. Someone actually came right up to me and asked me to leave–something about how my dogs should be leashed, how they’re not allowed on school grounds, blah blah blah. Well! I have never felt more personally attacked! This bully was very threatening!

    I tried the typical Seattle move of just ignoring them, but then they TOOK MY PICTURE! I am writing you because the police just laughed at me when I tried to get this bully arrested for talking to me and taking my picture. I just want to be able to let my little doggies run around off-leash without anyone calling me out for my illegal and anti-social behavior!

    Please help, pretty please.

    #1037482

    cheeseWS777
    Participant

    Lol, burn!

    #1037596

    CarDriver
    Participant

    WintersJawn and Roy Battie. THANK YOU! Your post and comments highlight how many pet owners feel entitled to break the law. Please educate us on why you are so special.

    #1037649

    aa
    Participant

    People have been talking about the need for a dog park in the north end of West Seattle for a long time. I’m curious if there has been any work done to create one. I imagine it is like a lot of other community changes that are made when a group sees a need and works on creating awareness, finds the agency involved, and determines the steps needed to create what is desired. Sure, we don’t always get our way and sometimes change happens. Till then, walk the dog or take a few moments to drive to the newly reopened Westcrest dog park.

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 2 weeks ago by aa.
    #1037738

    WintersJawn
    Participant

    Hey- no problem CarDriver! Anytime you are need- I’m here to assist.

    I’m special, just like you. Exactly the same.

    #1037739

    WintersJawn
    Participant

    Dear heartless,

    WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I’M FIGHTING ON THE INTERNET WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    SNIFF SNIFF

    WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    XOXO

    YOUR DAD

    #1037740

    WintersJawn
    Participant

    Dear West Seattle Jesus Cheese,

    You have so much time on your hands to hate. I was wondering if we could get you to volunteer your wise ways and countless unused hours to research opening a dog park in west Seattle that way you can help corral all the ILLEGAL WEST SEATTLE MANGEY MUTTS THAT GO AROUND IN PACKS BITING PEOPLE NON STOP.

    Can anyone point me to the data on that? Christ Cheese?

    Dog save us all!

    #1037771

    heartless
    Participant

    Man, talk about “unbalanced neighbors,” geez…

    #1037794

    CarDriver
    Participant

    WintersJawn. You’re certainly a great ambassador for all the dog owners that believe the law doesn’t apply to them.

    #1037952

    cheeseWS777
    Participant

    Look, when my gf asked me if we could get a cat, my response was “we canot handle the responsibility of ourselves let alone another animal. “She got one anywayz we are broken up and i am stuck struggling to take care of my cat part time because 8 love him and he depends on me so its my responsibility.
    Where i am going with this is if you canot handle the responsibility it is not fair to the animal for you to get one. It is very selfish and an animal is not a toy, it is alotof hard work, although rewarding. If you have no place at home or nearby to exercise your dog, please dont get one or get a different pet. …. But also all you non pet owners / pet haters, recognize that these people just want whats best for their animal and that it is hard work. Take a chill pill if they arent hurting nobody leave them alone. Nobody needs to write any counclemember this is all silly. Thus why i crack the previous jokes

    #1037954

    reader000
    Participant

    “unbalanced neighbors,” geez…

    #1038090

    cheeseWS777
    Participant

    Wintersjawn,
    While i do somewhat sympathize with your situation, i am bored and i find the way you went about it in your post kinda funny so im pick it apart a little bit pls forgive me lol. First, nowadays here in west seattle, this is normal behavior. In fact since i look “different” there has been cases where people have followed me for blocks waiting for me to do anything illegal so they could take my picture. No lives… Secondly, while this all could be considered bullying, i wish that the bullys ive dealt with this is all they would do. These are some weak bullys lol. Third i doubt that lisa herbold wants all her contact info anywhere in this thread haha. Lastly i find it extra hilarious that you tell us to just “ignore” the crazy dangerous people with the self defense items… Theres my final roast for this subject thankyou

    #1038338

    WintersJawn
    Participant

    Hey cheese head – I can see you replied but I hope you know I didn’t read it. And I kinda hope it pisses you off. In fact, I hope it a lot;) anyways have fun typing out another vanilla retort with the other passive aggressive Internet people. Lulllz nerds!

    #1038348

    Petsarethebest
    Participant

    WOW I’ve read some pretty weird posts/comments on the WSB but this one takes the cake!

    #1038722

    Gina
    Participant

    What makes this weirder is that someone in the school district has let it slip that all the school playgrounds and fields are considered to be Seattle parks and Parks and Recreation are responsible for upkeep and enforcement! Which explains nothing about this thread but is something else to throw into the mix.

    #1038728

    YiLu
    Participant

    aa: Yes there are non-profits doing a lot of the heavy lifting to identify suitable sites for dog parks in this area. They are running into a lot of red tape but are doing an awesome job of surveying locations and putting it in front of city leadership. Check out WSDPC- they are great folks! https://westseattleblog.com/2022/02/another-dog-park-for-west-seattle-heres-whos-actually-working-on-it/

    Gina: Most school playgrounds and fields are actually attached Seattle parks that the school has privileged access to and are patrolled accordingly.

    What makes Madison Middle School different is that the school actually owns the field so it isn’t patrolled as regularly. To request patrols, Animal control needs 10 days of reports to justify it. Madison Middle School was placed on elevated status in the fall of 2021 (and I believe again in Spring 2022) when it came to their attention that there were often 25-30+ dogs on the field at a time after hours and after receiving enough reports to justify it. They sent out a lot of citations and skipped warnings because of how bad the issue was.

    Unfortunately, the Schools don’t have the enforcement arm necessary to enforce a dog ban (which is in place at this location, not at all locations) so they rely on Animal Control to enforce off-leash laws instead. School staff and leadership are understandably frustrated at this situation, especially when they themselves are ignored when they ask people to take their dogs off the field.

    What is worse is that several of the off-leash dog owners that use this location are willing to escalate against those who confront them about their behavior or testify in court against them (as witnesses subpoenaed by the city).

    The community needs to do something, or the school needs to make dog park hours so parents know when it is safe to take their kids there to play.

    • This reply was modified 1 month ago by YiLu.
Viewing 21 posts - 1 through 21 (of 21 total)
  • The topic ‘Aggressive dog hating neighbors harassment/ picture taking’ is closed to new replies.