TUSCANY HOA VIRTUAL NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH
Over the last several months there have been a number of dog attacks within Tuscany. One unfortunately ended in the death of an animal, while in the others a dog was gravely hurt, and a person was bitten. These are only a few that have been reported, and we know there have been others. We love our fur babies and want to keep them safe. In general, most of our pets cause no problem, but we must remember they are animals. Some dogs have a stronger prey drive than others, and some are more friendly than others. They can be unpredictable, no matter how sweet they may be with us. Always keep your pet under your control.
Here are some important safety tips we ask you to keep in mind:
- Always keep your pet leashed when they are out. It is the law! This is for their safety, as well as your own.
- Be sure your pet’s tags and vaccinations are up to date.
- If your pet has shown aggression toward other animals, please make sure they are under your physical control, and if necessary use a muzzle when walking them.
- Never stare directly at a dog; always turn your head slightly to avoid confrontation.
- Do not attempt to break up a dog fight; if you intervene to save your pet you could be bitten or seriously injured.
- Carry some sort of protection with you. Have something you can put between you and the animal, like a jacket, purse, or bicycle. If you are knocked to the ground, curl into a ball and protect your face and ears.
- Always report any aggressive, menacing behavior, or abuse of an animal to Animal Control: 208-343-3166.
- To our cat parents….Please keep your kitty inside. We live in an area where they become the prey of foxes, birds of prey, and dogs that are loose. Coyotes have been spotted in some subdivisions as a result of us building further into desert areas.
- Be aware not everyone is a cat lover; some folks will trap cats and take them to the Humane Society. If you are missing your fur baby, always remember to check with the Humane Society.
Tuscany is such a wonderful neighborhood, with walking paths and parks to enjoy with our dogs. Please be respectful of others and clean up after your pets.
If you have safety issues, good neighbor deeds, or other things about which you believe a safety report should be shared with your neighbors, please use the links below to send the information to Tuscany Safety Info: