What YOU Can Do!

What YOU Can Do Against Dog Attacks

Activism – Make a Difference – Take ACTION!

Take Action - Fight Dog Attacks

NO Dogs, Please! is more than an information website, we are an activist initiative against dog attacks and all other problems created by this epidemic. We propose in order to be heard we must Not continue to be suffering in silence.

Numbers are far stronger than individuals. It is time to stop the dog harassment we experience continually and for some of us on a daily basis.

“If you’re not part of the solution –
you’re part of the problem.”

LeRoy Eldridge Cleaver

What YOU Can Do!

We ask you get involved in the following ways:

• Our flyers or mini-posters that will be at your disposal for your individual communities around the world. Please distribute these in public places for advertisements to the dog-assaulted marginalized. As we bring more people to our website our numbers will grow.

• If you start seeing our posters in your communities, and you were not the one who put them there, you have friends and supporters nearby. Let us know of a poster sighting!

• Join the Facebook group (soon). We will rally individually and/or collectively to share our thoughts and concerns regarding our dog-centric society. The more members we have, the louder our voice will be heard and so we can fight dog attacks more effectively.

• Write one brief, all-encompassing letter addressing your personal issues with dog assault. As opportunities present themselves, we may call upon you to mail your letter to our target recipient. For instance, a news article that allows for community response, city council members who need support or persuasion through email, prosecutors, mayors, senators, governors, bad dog owners, etc. One person writing a letter or email may go ignored or unnoticed…but hundreds of participants writing hundreds of letters should get someone’s attention.

• Eventually, it is our goal to establish small groups of like-minded victims in each community to rally together for support, to attend court trials and city council meetings, and to serve as community alliances in areas where law enforcement or animal (owner) control are unacceptably incompetent. No one appreciate dog attacks.

• In the near future we will be providing mass mailing services to targeted communities selected by you. These brochures will help educate your neighbors to the ramifications of dog assault and help assist them to understand the importance of their participation in their own community’s dog issues.

Spectators x Citizens

Many countries have become too much a place of spectators. We watch politics on television instead of getting involved in politics. We will watch the war in Iraq, as we watched the war in Afghanistan, not as citizens, but as spectators.

Help Fight Dog Attacks

The two are at the opposite ends of the civic spectrum. Citizens are active, engaged, responsible partners in changing the world for the better.

Spectators merely watch the world happen to them.. and, as a result, invariably they are fearful and anxious.

Citizens, by contrast, are always fearless, not because they are without fear, but because in their activities and actions they have found a way to overcome fear.

What to do Right Now!

There are many things you can do, several actions you can take, from informing and inviting your friends to join the cause or directly contacting your city representatives or favorite news reporter. This page What YOU Can Do Against Dog Attacks  is going to list a series of initiatives, each one related to the specific issue that is afflicting you the most, or all of them.

Resources:
The Foundation Center – Benjamin Barber, from Jihad vs. McWorld

Any suggestions? Any comments? Please let us know.

10 Responses to What YOU Can Do!

  1. KaD says:

    One of my councilmen wrote that it only takes two or three letters about the same issue from his constituents to get his attention. I’d like to find a few other people in my state (Colorado) to do a letter writing campaign asking our reps to draft and pass these model dog laws: http://www.dogbitelaw.com/model-dog-bite-laws/model-dog-bite-laws.html

    • MrMAD says:

      One option is to ask affected local people in your area to post their dog problems in the Nuisance Dogs World Map. Tell the media, more people will join, you get more supporters for your local cause, more solid chances to convince elected officials.

  2. Jack says:

    Funny I found your post. I went to YapMap.org they fixed my neighbors dog barking completely. They even call the owners every time the dog bark excessively.

    A map. So simple.

    You should check it out and refer your friends, this nuisance CAN be resolved, even by word of mouth.

    YapMap.org

    • MrMAD says:

      A good initiative, Jack. Even though I’d do a few things differently, any initiative combating dog barking is highly welcome.

      The best luck on your endeavor!

    • MrMAD says:

      Yes, it is a sick world, isn’t it? People doing -anything- for money.

      Well, one of the comments s that those hotels “got my business”, one dog owner said. Well, I travel a lot, too and I can say that those fleabag hotels will never get MY business. My first two questions are:
      – Is taht a smoke free hotel?
      – Is that a NO dogs hotel?
      Any ‘no’ from them gets a ‘no’ from me. Their loss.

    • MrMAD says:

      Another detail.

      Those ‘companies’ must have _excellent_ insurance policies for when their guests mutts start killing, mauling, bitting, damaging luggage of other guests, making people ill… to pay for all the litigations and all sorts of damages. Ah, and he image credibility damages as well.

      Again, their loss. Not mine.

  3. Richard Popovich says:

    We have neighbors next door to us who are very nice folks. They are pleasant and are willing to help out us old folks whenever we ask…, except for one thing, their blasted, continuously barking Rat Terrier. This isn’t a normal barking dog, it is constant. The little bugger doesn’t even come up for air. He is also aggressive. He’s bitten me twice, once in our back yard, and another time INSIDE our house. He chewed throught the fence and got access through our Border Collie’s doggy-door. Our Border only barks if there is something to bark about and that is when someone knocks on the door, or rings the bell. He is doing what he is supposed to do, alert us to any incursions into our home. But the neighbor’s dog is out of control and the worse part of the problem is that their choice for his run area is right against the fence, and he is only ten feet from our living room.

    About fifteen years ago an old neighbor called animal control on us because our now deceased part Border barked one or two times a day. We ended up in court in spite of the fact that we were cognizant of the neighbor’s aversion to noise and used bark controllers to keep him quiet.

    In this case, we have given the owner bark collers for the dog as well as an ultrasonic anti- bark training device. But this critter keeps on barking no matter what, and the owners just don’t give a hoot whether he is a pest or not. They won’t even move him to another area of their yard away from our side door.

    We’ve lived in our home for over fifteen years and never had a problem with any other dogs belonging to previous owners. But these people believe their spunky, habitual barker and biter has animal rights that supersede any that we may have. We can’t use our yard, sit outdoors or have a barbecue because he is always “right the,” at the other side of the fence barking through his favorite knothole.

    You say call Animal Control? I have and they came once. Since we were taken to court and fined for our dog going “woof” once in a blue moon, I was told that Animal Control does not have the money in their budget to referee these kinds of animal complaints. And I have also been told by our local police that I can’t shoot the little snot, even he attacks me in our own yard! I would be charged for discharging a weapon within the city limits.

    Most likely this kind of high energy dog deterrent might be the answer to the problem, but from how things have been handled by law enforcement and the court system, I might end up being charged with felony animal cruelty.

    • MrMAD says:

      “Most likely this kind of high energy dog deterrent might be the answer to the problem, but from how things have been handled by law enforcement and the court system, I might end up being charged with felony animal cruelty.”
      The Justice system is highly corrupted by the dog mania, to say the least. Yes, anything could happen. However, the problem for the criminal is: THEY have to prove everything: sound blasting (inaudible), animal cruelty (when you are defending yourself)… You still have the police reports when the barkers destroyed your fence and trespassed into your property, right?

      “Our Border only barks if there is something to bark about and that is when someone knocks on the door, or rings the bell. He is doing what he is supposed to do, alert us to any incursions into our home.”
      Wrong. Dogs do NOT bark to alert the owners, they bark to protect their food and food source.

      “I would be charged for discharging a weapon within the city limits.”
      Ak47s are not the only way to defend you and your family in YOUR OWN property. You have baseball bats, pellet guns, fishing nets, bear spray… and probably ALL of them do not need a permit or are prohibited in your city/state/country. Only your imagination and WILL are capable of defining what could be done.

      “About fifteen years ago an old neighbor called animal control on us because our now deceased part Border barked one or two times a day.
      Every time I hear that, the reality is that the barking occurred severral times a day, and night. I might be wrong, but I’m very probably right…

      Sorry to say but this unfortunate situation only came to this bizarre point because no action was taken in the begining (you were bitten in YOUR home and did nothing?!!! (You didn’t say that you did on your comment). You should have hired a lawyer to have the biter dog removed from the criminal owner, to say the least. No excuses.)

      I feel for you, it shouldn’t happen to anyone, you seem to be a nice person, but let’s just mention the central point of this huge mess: dogs.
      No dogs, no problems.

      (Yes, dogs are UNnecessary, as I already predict dog people saying “Oh, so let’s take all the cars from the roads; eliminate all humans from the planet…” )

      Please let’s all of us remember: SELF DEFENSE is our MOST BASIC NATURAL RIGHT! No one can take it from us, nowhere, no matter what, even if they try to. NO EXCEPTIONS!

      BUT *YOU* MUST ASSERT YOUR RIGHTS, ALWAYS. ALWAYS. ALWAYS.

      (If you don’t, they win, like ODORs are winning today)

  4. MrMAD says:

    Written by John on 2016/07/02 at 9:41 pm (moved here to be in a more appropriate page)

  5. “People also should NEVER knock on the door of a delinquent dog owner or contact them personally. You never know what you are dealing with, and you could get hurt. You could also get accusations of trespassing ot threat, and you could get killed by the dog(s)

    These law breakers also are very quick to blame you, the victim, and try to claim you are harassing them. That is the typical procedure for criminals these days.

    Always go to police and authorities. Have them handle it, and follow up with them. Ensure there is a written report on file. Be the squeaky wheel that gets the grease, bug them.”