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Tenant trianing Pit-bull to fight/Tennessee

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Tennessee/What are my liabilities? What are my best alternatives?
I own a duplex in East Tennesse. A new tenant (feb.2001) has created three known compliants regarding their dog from different neighbors. City code does not allow pets to roam freely. The tenant has been keeping the dog inside during the day and letting it out to run free at night. Neighbor complaints have been: snapped at a neighbor; dog droppings in neighbors area; allegation that the dog is being beaten in the head to instill aggression for the purpose of dog fights for profit.
A cat was allowed for in the lease. I verbally agreed to allow a small dog after tenant moved in. I did not know it was a pit being trained to fight.
What are my liabilities?...recourse of action?



GET OFF YOUR ASSS and hire a lawyer tomorrow...

DO NOT GO TO WORK ......this is a violation of the lease and a threat to your homeowners insurance.

Call the police on your tenants, and see if they can pick up the dog and KILL IT!

OR better yet GOT any REDNECK neighbors with a GUN? well have them kinda kill the dog and claim it tried to attack their kid........or you can put poison in the food.....

youre in redneck country, you have options

[Edited by dj1 on 06-03-2001 at 01:23 PM]


Have notified Police/Humane Society

I have notified police and humane society...I have yet to even see the dog...I am also aware that complaints have to be verified...often what is said by others is not entirely true. I simply wish to remain within my legal boundrys if possible. If I dont get assistance from autorities in a timely matter....frankly...I will kill the dog myself. Looking for options and wish to know the best legal recourse, before I approach them again. Want to have my ducks in a row.

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