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Discussion in 'Defamation, Libel & Slander' started by Fed up, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. Fed up

    Fed up Law Topic Starter New Member

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    OK hopefully I’m in the right place I found a dog on July 2 I went to the shelter search the lost dogs book talk to the shelter posted on several groups on social media nobody came forward next week went back to the pound and check the books again nothing I talk to the lady again at the pound post it again on social media and asking people to please share on the third week I went in there to the pound and they told me after 14 days I am legally responsible for the animal I am the legal owner and I must license the dog and get shot so during this time I reached out to someone who had lost their dog via Facebook girl I text with this person and showed pictures and they showed pictures of their dog we both agreed that it wasn’t the same dog I told them I hope you find your dog and have a nice night later on almost 3 weeks later someone contacts me and says I think you have my dog I said OK where did you lose it they said the town that is not my town I said oh I talk to somebody in that town and they said it wasn’t their dog do you have any thing to show me that this is your dog they send a Facebook post from a while back and it has the same phone number and it’s the exact same post which I contacted the dog the dog in the post is five years old I’ve already confirmed with you that this dog is one year to one and a half years old I’ve sent a video of me calling The dog by the name of the dog they are missing I’ve done everything I can to prove this isn’t the dog the dog is now licensed Shots and microchip to me but the guy will not leave me alone I’ve filed a police report because of all the harassment on social media he had posted stuff I sent him in private messages like my prescription for a support animal other documents I sent him and his whole family and friends and people on the animal groups are contacting me day and night finally I deleted some post then they started private messaging me they are spreading my name all over I’ve made a police report but the guy wants to meet to confirm it’s not his dog I don’t know what to do He has my address and sodas a lot of people on social media do to him so I don’t sleep at night I have severe anxiety attacks over this what can I do about this
     
  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Stop discussing the matter.

    Block everyone you no longer wish to contact you, or delete your FakeBook account and start a new account.

    Change you phone number, or block people you no longer wish to contact you.

    Don't ever take stray dogs to the pound or involve yourself with stray animals.

    If it is your dog, or these animal activists think it is your dog, expect to feel their wrath as long as you respond to them.

    Block them, keep reporting them to the police, don't respond to them, don't defend yourself, this too will pass.
     
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  3. mightymoose

    mightymoose Well-Known Member

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    When you found the did you had a duty to attempt to locate the owner by reasonable means. It seems you've done that.
    At this point the dog is yours.

    That said, it is not uncommon for a dog to be located in a different city than where it was lost. If you are confident this is not the same dog the other person lost then simply ignore them. Avoid social media. Problem solved.

    If you are not 100% certain then you might allow the opportunity for the other person to come see the dog at an agreed location... Perhaps the local PD. The dog will let you know if it recognizes its former owner.
     
  4. Fed up

    Fed up Law Topic Starter New Member

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    So the plot thickens When I filed a harassment report with the PD I talk to an officer today I left a message for the officer to call me back because when I went picked up a hard copy of the report the officer hadn’t put in for extra patrol around my house so going through someone’s Facebook today the potential owners sister even though it’s not their dog anyways put my name on social media and tagged a person asking for him to help them so a blocked number called and I sent to voicemail no message but called right back so I answered he says hi this is officer x with y police department how can I help you I said well I don’t know I called a different officers direct voicemail today but that wasn’t him so I just said well I’m concern for my safety and my kids safety due to the harassment case I filed the other day and nobody has put my house on extra patrol like I requested he said no problem Amanda so that’s what you needed I said yes and he was going to hang up I asked him do you need my address he said no Amanda I have it right here and he recited my address After realizing this was kind of weird because I didn’t call dispatch today I only called the personal voicemail of the other officer and this guy calls me then a bell rings in my head that Sister had posted for a person with the same last name to please help them with this situation so I called The nonemergency number and asked if there was a police officer by the name of so-and-so and they confirmed and that is the officer that called me the one she tagged in a Facebook post about me so I went to talk to the watch commander and videotaped it I feel very unsafe knowing that they are a part of this situation and please have access to all my information and I never called for an officer to call me today to dispatch they said he was dispatched to call me but I never made a call to him or dispatch I only called the officer that took my original report they told me that only that officer would get the message so he did not get the dispatch from them I asked them so where did he get it he said well I don’t know but I seen it in the computer myself and I was there when he spoke to you so I told him that this guy is involved with this people that are harassing me and I showed him proof of screenshots and he said what do you want me to do say he can’t be Facebook friends with anyone so he said I can file an officer complaint but I really don’t know what to do at this point now I don’t trust The police department in my city and I know this officer called me just to let me know he knows about everything and the police department is trying to cover it up I am going to see if I can get phone records for today of my outgoing calls I’ve videotaped my whole encounter with the sergeant or watch command which ever he was
     
  5. Fed up

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    Also I am fearful for my safety and my children safety because they post my address online and several people are involved and I can’t sleep at night I have anxiety attacks all night just trying to keep my family safe
     
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    And I stated that wrong not the potential owner but the guy who thinks it’s his dog I have several vet records that prove his age and the guy won’t listen
     
  7. mightymoose

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    It seems to me you are over reacting.

    Ignore social media if it is causing you stress.

    You do not seem to have a legal problem.
     
  8. Fed up

    Fed up Law Topic Starter New Member

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    So do I have a civil problem because really I do have a problem fearing for my safety I sent the guy in private message my perscription for emotional support dog and other person documents and he posted them all over social media I was offering proof and he exposed my stuff I’m in fear day and night it never stops
     
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    They stop when you stop.

    If you don't know what to do, talk to the person who prescribed your service animal or the one who treats your medical issues.
     
  10. mightymoose

    mightymoose Well-Known Member

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    Your fear here seems to be unreasonable.

    If it causes you that much grief then stay away from social media.
     

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