Sorry if that word bothers somebody but I'm bummed. Yesterday a neighbours dog who has been warned twice not to let their dog run loose got loose AGAIN and made its way into my rabbit barn at Peggy's. This dog then procced to shake the living heck out of a bottom cage rack frightening 6 promising young show angoras to death. Peggy fortunately was able to corral the dog and called animal control. We have filed a report and the officer tells us the owner will be responsible for full replacement cost of the rabbits. My problem is how do you fairly assess what the rabbits are worth. I know what I charge to sell them but still.
My solution so far is it get three letters from other satin and french angora breeders with a quote as to what they would charge me for a show grade junior from registered parents. So far the range is $75 to $150. We took pictures of all the damage in the barn and the rabbits. We also took pictures of the dog in question.
Animal control has the dog right now until things are solved.
Hopefully it can all be resolved quickly. I love dogs BUT I know they need to be contained and taught not to hurt other critters. I know full well I cannot trust Java near any small critter loose and I respect and control that. These people need to learn that thier dog cannot be allowed to run loose. hopefully it can all be resolved peacefully.