Last April my then 6 year old son was bitten by our neighbors dog,
I told the animals owners and even though the bites were superficial we found a puncture wound on my sons testicles, any way I took him to our family doctor the next day, she suggested I call animal control, but I figured since she said her dog was up to date on his shots we would work it out in a neighborly fashion. So I opted not to call.
Here we are a year later and at the begining of February her dog was at large, no one was home, we called animal control, but I could not get through, so we called our mgr's office( we live in a nice mobile home park) We informed the mgr that the dog was at large and the she needed to tell our neighbor to keep the dog chained as my son is deathy afraid of this dog( which is a poodle mix) My son is afraid of all dogs but more so this one, My son was in therapy for the trauma as well.
To make a long story short this neighbor is now saying my son is a bully on this street and that he is amenace, which is not true, he cries if you make faces at him, I am not by any way saying my son is a saint far from it. This neighbor is talking to neighbors and having them call the office saying verbatem of what she said, We had another neighbor come to our defense and he had animal control called on him for cats in his yard, we have a bunch of ferrel cats all over, he does not own any cats. Any way she defaming my sons name as his name is now on the bully list here in our park, and he is the one getting beat up all thetime???? He has no clue how to fight, She issaying my son isconstantly inher yard hitting her dog with a stick,#1 my son fears dogs severly #2 why would a child who fears daogs go near a dog none the less the one that bit him? Now we do not havbe aleash law here in our city but an "at large law" the dog has to be within the owners voice command. we have seen her foster children sit on the dog and throw stones at it. Getting back to the verbatem statements that sounds like she has coached her alleged witnesses in what to say. What can we do to stop this? I contacted a lawyer and he told me towrite a letter of demand to stop her nonsense. but with out it coming from a lawyer I am afraid she will turn around and use it as a form of harrassment.