I have a co-worker who has 3 dogs. Well she says they are not her dogs, but her daughters (12 yrs old) Well my co-worker is not going to be responsible for the 3 dogs. Me being a animal lover thinks that is really harsh. I have witness alot of things while I was at her house. To name a few. She has 6 people living in a small house. There is class in the back yard. Her youngest 2 kids beat on the dogs. She lets the puppy only 12 weeks chew on soda cans. I told her to buy her toys. And all she says is what for. I dog sat the puppy. Poor thing was dirty. I took her a bath and she just sat there looking at me saying Thank you. While I was sitting the dog. The other 2 were at her house. She left the one of the dogs outside while it was raining tied up. It's always tied up. And what makes me mad is that she abdopted this dog at the humane society. And she treats them this bad. I don't know what to do. It makes me sick to my stomache thinking about those 3 helpless dogs. Should I report her? If i do, would they tell her it was me?
By the way. I live in Colorado Springs. You know it gets cold. She left them outside when it was snowing. And She has the puppy and mini pincher sleep in the garage with a small small cage for the both of them. I've told her to give me the dogs or at least one of them. She tells me. Its not my dicision you need to talk to the little one.
***Edited By: Irma on 5/8/2005 11:27:38 PM*** Reason: To add
I don't know your relationship with the person, but you are definately right in that those are not good conditions for the dogs. You could call the humane society where she adopted the dog, or maybe you could talk to her and get her to find them good homes. Technically, at least where I live, a 12 year old can't own a dog because they are minor's and can't be held liable. You might mention that legally she is responsible for them, maybe that will make her think twice.
You are in a tough spot and I certainly wish you luck. Please let us know how it turns out.
Ooh, tough situation. I aggree with Gina. I'm guessing if you could get in contact with the humane society they would take the dogs in a heartbeat. You certainly don't want to cause too much conflict with a co-worker, but these are living breathing animals who are helpless unless someone like you helps them. And technically speaking she is responsible for them. Sometimes I just want to ask, what is wrong with people? Good luck and keep us posted. I hope the situation gets better.
Irma, I live pretty close to you, by Castle Rock. I don't know about your humane society down there, but the one we have for Douglas County is not all that great. I went to look at puppies this one time and the living conditions were horrible. Not only were the people dirty and even their little toddler was filthy, but they had 4 dogs, and all of them looked extremely emaciated. And not just skinny, like 'Animal Cops' skinny. It scared me particularly with the mother because she was feeding a litter of puppies. I reported them on an anonymous condition (because these people knew where I lived and had my phone number from me calling about the puppies) and not only did they tell the people that I was the one that called, but they didn't do a thing! These people called and yelled me out. Make sure that when you call, that it's anonymous. I personally think you should call, just so that they can check things out. But it seems that here in Colorado, unless its REALLY bad or the dogs are hurt or suffering, then it's harder for them to seize the dogs.
You need to call someone; you have to be the voice for these animals. I know this lady is a friend but she is not being a good friend to these animals. I can tell you a animal lover and i have a feeling that if you donít do something and something would happen to one of them you would have to live with the "if only i had called someone" If you was to call she would not know you were the one who made the call. She may think it was a neighbor!
Hi! Well that is a tough situation. First you can call in with just the details and I don't think you have to leave your name but if you do I doubt the animal control will tell your friend if you tell them you don't want it released. I think you should call and report this ASAP! The dogs don't deserve to be living like that. Call and report her. That is my opinion what you should do. Let me know what happens. Good luck! Thanks! Good Bye!
Years ago I reported a co-workers dogs to the HSPCA due to lack of water (no water bowl or access because they just would tumble it over) No shade either. Food ws provided however. I did this anonomously. They came out & one had run away & the other he turned over to tehm saying he was going to take her somewhere anyway. These were purbred Siberian Huskies in the hot Texas heat.........Stupid people! Grrrrrrrrr!
Two of my dogs sleep in a cage in the garage so I don't think thats really a good point to make. Unless there is oil or some other nasty stuff all over that they can get into. Cuz let me tell you how neglected and abused my dogs are!
Go ahead and call but it might just be better for you to try to find a dog house for the dogs outside. All ac will do is see if they have food,shelter,and water.I think they are actually happy to see at least one of the three right away.
I just had to throw this in. Living in a garage, whether clean or not, will have a lot to do with the climate where you live. I don't know how it is where you are, but I know living in South Texas a dog, or person for that matter, could die in a garage, even at night because it gets so hot here.
Living in a proper climate and if the conditions are good it might be ok. Living here it would be considered abuse. Also, two pups in a small cat crate is not acceptable under any conditions.
I hadn't thought of that until I saw the last two posts. Just thought I would throw it in the mix.
Not saying that anything is wrong if people let their dogs stay in the garage, assuming all other things are good, just saying it would depend on where you live and how hot it gets.
I'm sure you've all heard of dogs and kids dieing in cars in the summer heat. That happens here at night and unless the garage is air conditioned (unlikely) it would be worse than being outside.
I don't see any reason behind leaving a dog in a garage to sleep. Crates can be in the house, where its cool/warm and comfortable. And where it is safe. Anyone can get into a garage and take the dogs.
Anyway, I definatly think you should report her. The humane society would probably be mad that she adopted these dogs from them and then did not properly care for them. And on top of that, she IS responsible, you have to be 18 to be legally responsible for a dog, not 12. The police would press charges on her, not her child for abuse/neglect.
***Edited By: thelifeofriley on 5/9/2005 11:20:22 PM*** Reason: add
Forgot to tell you. After work today. She called. Just to tell me that her neighbor had more puppies. You want to know what she told me. She is going to get another one. I ask her "WHY?, having 4 dogs is expensive when it comes to Vet bills, chew toys and food." Do you want to know what she told me.
You all are going to die!!!
"I'm not going to have to worry about it, because none of that is going to happen" I felt like jumping threw the phone after she said that. I could care less right now if she knows that I called. She is just another person who wants all these animals for no reason. She just see's them as a animal. Not as one of your own.
I'm am so angry right now. I even looked at my own dog and started crying. Just knowing what these dogs are going to go through. For being so much as a animal lover, this really breaks my heart.
i have seen animals that were kept outside 24-7 with little or no human contact. i dont care if they are provided with clean water ,food and shelter. they also need human attention, if you have a pet ,you MUST show love to the pet also.they get lonely too. i have always been what my other family members refer to as a neat freak.so even though they are indoor pets, my house is clean and doesnt smell like dog. i have a cat, two frenchies and a gsd. all indoor pets. i have a doggie door and they go out to do their thing and come right back in. they sleep in the bed with us. they are part of our family. and when i see these sad looking animals that are left out side and ignored ,my heart breaks for them. animals need love and affection too and if people cant provide that ,then they have no business having them.
***Edited By: dusty082155 on 5/9/2005 11:29:59 PM*** Reason: added
Irma, I agree that they aren't doing what they should and it isn't fair for the dogs..... but.....right now you also have an opportunity to do a good thing by TEACHING the CHILDREN at least (since mom 'isn't responsible anyway') on how to care for a dog properly and WHY they shouldn't care for them as they are. I have done social work for many years and I can tell you that you can get their dogs taken away right now-maybe-- but this family will just get more dogs. Be firm with the fact that you will make sure that these kids take care of the dog (if mom's not)-- or that YOU will call animal control. Maybe they 'aren't getting' that YOU don't agree with how the animals are beig taken care of... some people are really thick headed. I also have a 12 year old, so I know that age can be taught proper dog care. Who knows, maybe if you teach them to respect animals one will grow up to be a vet.
do you know what the procedures are for the animals that animal control comes and takes. do they put them up for adoption, take them to a no kill shelter ? do they contact rescues if the dogs are purebred ? the flip side of this is if you call animal control and they confiscate the dogs they may only be taking them somewhere where the end result is their death.
i in no way condone what this woman is doing and i do believe she has no business having any animals but i worry what happens to the dogs when we do what we think is the right thing to do.
maybe a better idea is to try and educate the younger ones in the care of the dogs they already have. the woman will most likely get more pets if these are taken away. and then again she may think it would be too much trouble and not. it is hard to predict others actions.