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(AP)   Pets in Wisconsin can now get restraining orders. Your dog would like you to stay 1,000 feet away unless you've got steak   ( hosted.ap.org) divider line
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2008-03-06 07:29:14 PM  
This has taken way too long to pass. There are many cases of people not leaving the abusive spouse for fear they will hurt the pets. (Anyone who hurts an animal should meet me out behind the building.... I'd like to "talk" to them.)
 
2008-03-06 08:03:06 PM  
My pets abuse me, so I'm...

/well they abuse my checkbook
 
2008-03-06 10:49:59 PM  
Fine...good luck with the can-opener, Spot...I suspect you'll be lifting that order of protection pretty soon.
 
2008-03-06 10:50:05 PM  
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Does not approve.
 
2008-03-06 10:50:31 PM  
That ties it!

My dog is no longer allowed to read Fark..
 
2008-03-06 10:51:34 PM  
tukatz: This has taken way too long to pass. There are many cases of people not leaving the abusive spouse for fear they will hurt the pets. (Anyone who hurts an animal should meet me out behind the building.... I'd like to "talk" to them.)

This. There are plenty enough people who have pets that fill the void in their lives where children would, but don't for various reasons.
 
2008-03-06 10:52:34 PM  
NOOOOOOOOOOO!!! ANYTHING BUT STAKE!
www.reelingreviews.com
What a drama queen.

/boobies.
 
2008-03-06 10:52:51 PM  
jerry2a: Fine...good luck with the can-opener, Spot...I suspect you'll be lifting that order of protection pretty soon.

This is why polydactyl cats will eventually rule the world ;)
 
2008-03-06 10:54:07 PM  
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/approves
 
2008-03-06 10:55:04 PM  
Cheese munchers.
 
2008-03-06 10:59:15 PM  
I would like my neighbor's loudmouth dog to stay 5,000 feet away. Night would turn to day, brown would become green, raisins to grapes, frowns to smiles.
 
2008-03-06 11:01:21 PM  
nytmare: brown would become green

Your lawn, huh? :D
 
2008-03-06 11:30:13 PM  
tukatz: This has taken way too long to pass. There are many cases of people not leaving the abusive spouse for fear they will hurt the pets. (Anyone who hurts an animal should meet me out behind the building.... I'd like to "talk" to them.)

I work at a boarding/kennel facility and we recently took in a German Shepherd who belonged to a couple going through a nasty divorce. The husband moved out but couldn't take the dog with him, so the wife apparently had been starving the dog for two weeks to get back at her husband. He's doing better now (the dog that is)
 
2008-03-06 11:35:33 PM  
Well, I'm sure that's the biggest problem they have to worry about. Erm, not sure if I'm being sarcastic there, Wisconsin.

Also, today I was walking to class and there was one of those prissy white lap dogs with curly hair just wondering around. I chased it down, tried to earn it's trust and grab it's collar, but it snapped at me in a nasty way so I decided to just follow it for awhile. I even used some infamous peanut butter that was conveniently located in an otherwise empty garbage can to try to lure it towards me, but I guess it wasn't into that. Erm, shush. Anyway, I must have called Animal Control 5 times before leaving a message, and they never ot back to me. I had to run to class so I wouldn't be late, but it really pissed me off that they didn't get back to me. I mean, it was 4 o'clock, seriously? If you have a rabid skunk trying to eat your babies after 3:30 in NJ, you are farked. But hurray for your Wisconsin, I'm glad you've got way too much time on your hands.

/Hope the little biatch is alright.
 
2008-03-06 11:38:21 PM  
IXI Jim IXI: This is why polydactyl cats will eventually rule the world ;)

I am allergic to cats, but you win, sir.
 
2008-03-06 11:49:43 PM  
Miss Misery: Well, I'm sure that's the biggest problem they have to worry about. Erm, not sure if I'm being sarcastic there, Wisconsin.

Also, today I was walking to class and there was one of those prissy white lap dogs with curly hair just wondering around. I chased it down, tried to earn it's trust and grab it's collar, but it snapped at me in a nasty way so I decided to just follow it for awhile. I even used some infamous peanut butter that was conveniently located in an otherwise empty garbage can to try to lure it towards me, but I guess it wasn't into that. Erm, shush. Anyway, I must have called Animal Control 5 times before leaving a message, and they never ot back to me. I had to run to class so I wouldn't be late, but it really pissed me off that they didn't get back to me. I mean, it was 4 o'clock, seriously? If you have a rabid skunk trying to eat your babies after 3:30 in NJ, you are farked. But hurray for your Wisconsin, I'm glad you've got way too much time on your hands.

/Hope the little biatch is alright.


Uh, yeah, because being able to make sure that the restraining order against your psychotic ex also protects your animals has EVERYTHING to do with animal control.

Wait, what?
 
2008-03-06 11:49:47 PM  
WRDesign: I am allergic to cats, but you win, sir.

Thanks...but the wife and I just adopted a pair of double-pawed cats. I'm SO going to be killed in my sleep by those little bastards...
 
2008-03-07 01:21:36 AM  
JmBa: I work at a boarding/kennel facility and we recently took in a German Shepherd who belonged to a couple going through a nasty divorce. The husband moved out but couldn't take the dog with him, so the wife apparently had been starving the dog for two weeks to get back at her husband. He's doing better now (the dog that is)

If I were the judge, that would be enough for me to award the husband the house, the kids, the cars, the assets, alimony, child support, dog support, etc., etc.

/Probably why I'm not a judge...
 
2008-03-07 02:00:04 AM  
This has been going on for years. My ex wife who is a biatch got one on me.
 
2008-03-07 02:06:28 AM  
Note to self... best territory to set up scam business as pet psychic in Wisconsin...
 
2008-03-07 04:10:01 AM  
I wonder if this could also apply to the neighbor's kid who teases dogs. My sister's GWP was tied up in her front yard when the little bastage next door thought it would be funny to ram him with his bicycle. The dog hated bicyclists to the end of his life. He was nearly put down two years before he actually died when he bit a little girl riding a bike. When her parents found out how badly he had been teased they told my sister to not hurt the dog.

Makes me wonder how many dog bites are attributed to mean kids, only it's not the mean kids who pay.
 
2008-03-07 05:01:41 AM  
bbbbbb: Makes me wonder how many dog bites are attributed to mean kids, only it's not the mean kids who pay.

Vast majority are due to incompetent owners. Even a teased dog can be trained not to chase people and bite them.
 
2008-03-07 05:08:52 AM  
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2008-03-07 06:13:04 AM  
So, did anyone oppose these laws? Are there any reasons they're a bad idea?
 
Pav
2008-03-07 07:17:24 AM  
I bet my childhood dog would have liked one of these against my dad.
 
JQM
2008-03-07 08:53:20 AM  
Strathmeyer: So, did anyone oppose these laws? Are there any reasons they're a bad idea?

Here yah go, read these. Alternatively, marry a psycho biatch from hell, or Wisconsin, then let her divorce you. The latter takes longer and hurts more, but whatever floats your boat...
 
2008-03-07 08:57:01 AM  
my lil yorkies are gonna need one is they keep poopin on the carpet!!
 
2008-03-07 10:14:12 AM  
Miss Misery: Well, I'm sure that's the biggest problem they have to worry about. Erm, not sure if I'm being sarcastic there, Wisconsin.

Also, today I was walking to class and there was one of those prissy white lap dogs with curly hair just wondering around. I chased it down, tried to earn it's trust and grab it's collar, but it snapped at me in a nasty way so I decided to just follow it for awhile. I even used some infamous peanut butter that was conveniently located in an otherwise empty garbage can to try to lure it towards me, but I guess it wasn't into that. Erm, shush. Anyway, I must have called Animal Control 5 times before leaving a message, and they never ot back to me. I had to run to class so I wouldn't be late, but it really pissed me off that they didn't get back to me. I mean, it was 4 o'clock, seriously? If you have a rabid skunk trying to eat your babies after 3:30 in NJ, you are farked. But hurray for your Wisconsin, I'm glad you've got way too much time on your hands.

/Hope the little biatch is alright.


I have no idea what you're talking about, but anyhoodle, to no one's surprise the headline is wrong. Pets can't get restraining orders. They are merely now included in humans' restraining orders. Which makes perfect sense given the relatively high incidence of pet abuse that occurs when someone tries to break up with an abusive partner. But don't let that ruin your weird poodle story.
 
2008-03-07 03:57:53 PM  
And if they break the restraining order?animalradio.com
 
2008-03-07 05:03:37 PM  
Probably a good thing... especially with children after school hours. Back when we lived down town, we were located on a major city intersection not far from a school bus stop. The kids coming off the bus would often cut through our yard and tease our dog just outside his pen. It's amazing none of the little asshats got their fingers bit off for it.

As far as I'm concerned, such a restraining order is simply insurance against frivilous animal attack lawsuits where the animal is secured within the requirements of city ordinances. Anyone dumb enough to be close enough to the animal to get bit by it deserves it for trespassing and harrassment.
 
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