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Semper paratus

!9,383 bites in only the first 3 months of 2017, and that's only in the Central Visayas. Anyone see a problem here ?

Contact your barangay captains, city counselors, mayors, and congressmen. Get involved. Do not wait for the "other guy"to do it.

https://www.pressreader.com/philippines/manila-bulletin/20170804/281822873883451

Aug 4, 2017 - CEBU CITY – The number of animal bites cases in Central Visayas reached 19,382 in the first three months of this year, data released by the Department of Health (DOH) showed. DOH reported four persons died of rabies – three in Cebu province and one in Negros Oriental. Health officials were still ...

Here's Dumaguete only. Appalling.

http://www.visayandailystar.com/2017/August/07/negor1.htm

Aug 7, 2017 - In lieu of this predicament, Socorro said the office has to simply campaign for dog leashing and extermination of stray dogs with the use of tranquilizers. An increase in dog bites were recorded in Dumaguete with 295 victims from January to March, and 298 from April to June this year, which Arbas said is ..

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sugbu777

Not leashing our dog within our property which is fenced and gated. Step into the yard and the dog doesn't know you... you're getting bit.

Same thing happened at our home in Guam. Dog was going nuts. I opened the door to see two JW's. Asked them what they wanted. Asked them to leave quickly or the dog will bite. They wanted to talk. Told 'em to get moving or the dog will bite. Still won't move. Dog bites. They moved then!

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lamoe
39 minutes ago, sugbu777 said:

Not leashing our dog within our property which is fenced and gated. Step into the yard and the dog doesn't know you... you're getting bit.

Same thing happened at our home in Guam. Dog was going nuts. I opened the door to see two JW's. Asked them what they wanted. Asked them to leave quickly or the dog will bite. They wanted to talk. Told 'em to get moving or the dog will bite. Still won't move. Dog bites. They moved then!

Acceptable / commendable  dog behavior in your yard - my Lab did same

Estimate between I see at least 10  strays on morning walks - only 2 nd time I've extended baton was when one charged me - not standing off barking - charged (dog not me).

I do admit I smell like bacon :rolleyes:

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Flakes

Cebu is already a not so walkable town and now we also have  to watch out for aggressive stray dogs.

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Salty Dog
18 minutes ago, Flakes said:

Cebu is already a not so walkable town and now we also have  to watch out for aggressive stray dogs.

Hummm. Where do you hangout?

I lived there for nearly 2 years and never encountered an aggressive stray dog on the streets.

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Flakes
1 minute ago, Salty Dog said:

Hummm. Where do you hangout?

I lived there for nearly 2 years and never saw an aggressive stray dog on the streets.

Saltydog try not only to focus on my posts but also read the post of Lamoe.

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Salty Dog
8 minutes ago, Flakes said:

Saltydog try not only to focus on my posts but also read the post of Lamoe.

Are you trying to say that you also smell like bacon...:rolleyes:

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3 minutes ago, Salty Dog said:

Are you trying to say that you also smell like bacon...:rolleyes:

Well, we have corn flakes, pepper flakes, why not bacon flakes?

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Flakes
7 minutes ago, Salty Dog said:

Are you trying to say that you also smell like bacon...:rolleyes:

Seems u have read it now?

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lamoe
45 minutes ago, Salty Dog said:

Hummm. Where do you hangout?

I lived there for nearly 2 years and never encountered an aggressive stray dog on the streets.

Area West of Escario - North of Esmena Extension - when I first started walking

Never a problem either on main streets

28 minutes ago, shadow said:

Well, we have corn flakes, pepper flakes, why not bacon flakes?

Bacon bits if you please

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Jawny

In my area, these statistics have no real meaning.  Many bites here go unreported.  There was even a soldier in our baranagay unable to go away from his encampment to get treatment.  He mended but had many anxious days hoping for no bad reaction.

I'd venture a guess that at least five or six bites happen each year, most with no treatment.  We have had two rabies deaths, an adult and child within the past three years.  Not confirmed as rabies, but clearly evident that is what it was.

Every once in a while someone from the nearby city will come and give a lecture about the law and the access to free rabies shots for the animals. Nothing ever comes of this.

We get packs of semi feral dogs roaming once in a while.  I call them semi feral as they often get handouts from families, or at least eat the garbage tossed in the nearby jungle.

On occasion, a dog "owner" will offer the dog as payment for some sort of yard work.  The dog is consumed at th end of the work.

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3 hours ago, Salty Dog said:

Hummm. Where do you hangout?

I lived there for nearly 2 years and never encountered an aggressive stray dog on the streets.

Hmmm...

You didn't encounter the aggressive stray dogs that live on our street when you came to our house warming party? I guess you weren't walking in the street at all. If you had gone into the street, you would have encountered them. It has gotten to the point where we can't get pizza delivered to our house because the delivery guys (on motorcycles) have been attacked riding back up the street. I would report the dogs to the dog catchers, but I don't want to make enemies with the neighbors, who ostensibly own these dogs, but allow them to roam the neighborhood at will and seldom feed them. Even though we live at the end of a cul-de-sac (with very little traffic in the afternoon), my daughter can't ride her bicycle in the street because of the dogs.

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Flakes
41 minutes ago, Headshot said:

Hmmm...

You didn't encounter the aggressive stray dogs that live on our street when you came to our house warming party? I guess you weren't walking in the street at all. If you had gone into the street, you would have encountered them. It has gotten to the point where we can't get pizza delivered to our house because the delivery guys (on motorcycles) have been attacked riding back up the street. I would report the dogs to the dog catchers, but I don't want to make enemies with the neighbors, who ostensibly own these dogs, but allow them to roam the neighborhood at will and seldom feed them. Even though we live at the end of a cul-de-sac (with very little traffic in the afternoon), my daughter can't ride her bicycle in the street because of the dogs.

if a loose dog threatens ur kids seems a very good reason to call the police or poison that animal.

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Davaoeno
2 minutes ago, Flakes said:

if a loose dog threatens ur kids seems a very good reason to call the police or poison that animal.

I agree . Then he can move into a rental and put his house up for sale- because continuing to live there would be a very bad idea .

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3 minutes ago, Davaoeno said:

I agree . Then he can move into a rental and put his house up for sale- because continuing to live there would be a very bad idea .

Well i will skip headshot his  parties from now on ?

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Headshot
8 minutes ago, Flakes said:

Well i will skip headshot his  parties from now on ?

Hahaha... I didn't remember inviting you. Then again, I don't have too many parties. However, Davaoeno is welcome anytime at my home. Generally, if you come by taxi or Uber, you get out at the gate and there is no problem with the dogs. We have lived on the street for many years, but the dogs sometimes even bark or growl at me when I walk up the street. It is fairly easy to cower them IF you aren't deathly afraid of dogs (which many Filipinos are).

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Davaoeno
9 minutes ago, Headshot said:

Hahaha... I didn't remember inviting you. Then again, I don't have too many parties. However, Davaoeno is welcome anytime at my home. Generally, if you come by taxi or Uber, you get out at the gate and there is no problem with the dogs. We have lived on the street for many years, but the dogs sometimes even bark or growl at me when I walk up the street. It is fairly easy to cower them IF you aren't deathly afraid of dogs (which many Filipinos are).

Thanks Bill - I will try to make it over. If I do I will bring a can of Canadian perfume with me  lol  This stuff shoots up to 40 feet !

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samatm

I got bitten by a my own 3 week old puppy....just enough to draw blood on top of my thumb near the cuticle..no biggie... then the next day the little critter was DEAD.    So off to the Cebu City Vet Lab to submit the carcass (frozen) for checking for Rabies...(ya never know)  .. HOpefully it will reported back negative tomorrow...if not.. time for shots.  :( 

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Flakes
36 minutes ago, Headshot said:

Hahaha... I didn't remember inviting you. Then again, I don't have too many parties. However, Davaoeno is welcome anytime at my home. Generally, if you come by taxi or Uber, you get out at the gate and there is no problem with the dogs. We have lived on the street for many years, but the dogs sometimes even bark or growl at me when I walk up the street. It is fairly easy to cower them IF you aren't deathly afraid of dogs (which many Filipinos are).

Weird that nobody in that whole street made complaints about these aggressive loose dogs yet.This can even be done by a phone call.

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Semper paratus

Afraid of the dogs and afraid of the neighbors. What a lovely way to live.

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Semper paratus
27 minutes ago, Semper paratus said:

Afraid of the dogs and afraid of the neighbors. What a lovely way to live.

Not funny as two noted but sad. Real sad.

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1 hour ago, Semper paratus said:

Afraid of the dogs and afraid of the neighbors. What a lovely way to live.

More like cautious, wary, alert when either or  both can exhibit rabid behavior  without notice

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1 hour ago, Semper paratus said:

Afraid of the dogs and afraid of the neighbors. What a lovely way to live.

I'm not afraid of the dogs and I respect my neighbors. If you want to live in the Philippines, you need to figure out what that means here. There is a huge difference between fear and respect. Causing trouble in the neighborhood is NOT a good way to show respect. As for the dogs, I said they are aggressive strays. That category includes about 90% of all dogs in the Philippines. They aren't true strays, as people claim ownership of them, but they are left to wander in the street, so they might as well be strays.

Overall, I enjoy the quiet neighborhood where I live. There is a taxi company on our street, so that means there are a lot of cars on the street in the morning (when they are servicing and cleaning the cars), but it is usually dead at all other times of the day. Having taxis and tools all over their area (and sometimes out in the street), they value having the dogs let them know when there is a stranger around. Some of the residents on our street include the taxi company owner and several of her workers. They are very friendly and have been very helpful to me in the past, and I value having good neighbors (in every way other than the dogs roaming around in the street).

Letting dogs roam (and letting them somewhat fend for themselves) is much more common than confining them to a yard here in the Philippines. Really, only me and my neighbor across the street keep our dogs either in the house or in the yard. You need to adjust your attitude about how you deal with others when you live in a foreign country. Otherwise, it would quickly become a miserable life.

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On 1/4/2018 at 10:50 AM, Salty Dog said:

Hummm. Where do you hangout?

I lived there for nearly 2 years and never encountered an aggressive stray dog on the streets.

I was followed several times by a very cute and persistent puppy to our house. Had to stamp on ground to scare it away.. it looked so sad.

Thats the most aggressive in two years

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On 1/4/2018 at 2:06 PM, Headshot said:

Hmmm...

You didn't encounter the aggressive stray dogs that live on our street when you came to our house warming party? I guess you weren't walking in the street at all. If you had gone into the street, you would have encountered them. It has gotten to the point where we can't get pizza delivered to our house because the delivery guys (on motorcycles) have been attacked riding back up the street. I would report the dogs to the dog catchers, but I don't want to make enemies with the neighbors, who ostensibly own these dogs, but allow them to roam the neighborhood at will and seldom feed them. Even though we live at the end of a cul-de-sac (with very little traffic in the afternoon), my daughter can't ride her bicycle in the street because of the dogs.

If these owners let their mutts roam in your area let's face it they sure don't have any respect for you, so why do you have to have respect for them. Go see the owner and sort the situation.

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