I finally borrowed a pellet gun from a friend and sat in wait for them - and fired off at them as they ran down the driveway. There were a couple of yelps (I'd never before and have never since shot any sort of a gun so rather doubt I actually hit one of them) but I obviously scared the living daylights out of them and they never came back.
You can work to protect the animals who live with you but unfortunately you sometimes have to resort to measures you don't find palatable. As far as "that's effing terrible" and, "don't take it out on the dogs" then just wait and see how you feel when it happens to you. I hope it never does.
cruelty to animals is the lowest form of cowardice. it's right down there with abusing defenseless children, just shows a greater symptom of psychological disorder.
are u kidding me. shooting pellets at birds, chickens and defenseless dogs. what's wrong with you people? come on guys.
some of my co workers tell me only the despots and rejects from the states come down here to live. maybe they right. come to think of it, I was a reject from the states. maybe they talking bout me.
If you're going to quote a post to reference your feelings about people who go around, "shooting pellets at birds, chickens and defenseless dogs", kindly don't use mine. The incident when I shot at the dogs (I should have said "towards" rather than "at") was a one-off and I have never in my life before or since used a pellet gun or any other kind of gun to shoot anything . Thank you.
Recommend a wrist rocket and some 1/2" to 3/4" rock aimed in the dogs direction not hit but close enough to scare em away.