The neighbors that have the dog that ran at me last week are gone. Moved, I don't know. There is a man 45ish over there (which we did not know) that came out of the house yesterday when my husband was mowing and said it was hot he couldn't stay in the house. I guess not with no utilites. He ask for a drink and the neighbor on the other side gave him a bucket of water for the dogs. They have left these dogs in the back yard with probably no food, the no water. What can we do when the spca, the police, no one will do anything because the dogs are now tied in the back yard and there is a lock on the gate. I can not stand to see these dogs suffer. The man, well go get a job, duh? and get some electricity and water. It makes me sick to my stomach!!!
Actully here in Dallas or Mesquite the Local Animal control has more power then the SPCA. The animal have to have clean water, food, shade, and shealter, and adiquite (sp) medical care, if they don't have these than the owners could be charged with cruelty. But they will not step in till it is real bad. At least call the mesquite animal control, or go on line and contact them. At least this way they will start watching them now, and can step in quick, since the ball is already rolling.
OK, for those of you who haven't seen my reply to THIS thread in rednoser's (good grief, Im not losing it, I've lost it already!)... here's the reply I meant to post on THIS thread
Is it possible this guy is just waiting for the utilities to be connected? I mean, how long has he (and the dogs) been there?
Seems he's friendly enough from what you posted. Perhaps you might ask him about the dogs. Not in an accusatory manner, just, "what kind of dogs are they? How old are they? How can they take this heat? I know I sure can't".
If it's been more then over the weekend, a day or two at most, I'd call someone, but you might be able to acheive your goal without having to call in the authorities. Tough call.
There's something like that going on with the poor dog across from me.Today he was left out,nothing new about that,he wanted to get in because of the severe storm. My hubby said the poor dog was crying because of the storm.They leave him out in all sorts of weather on this porch,and he's also left to roam when ever he wants. I called AC once,he did nothing,I got the ticket.I was also told it would be confidentail ,and it wasn't.I've tried other organizations, and was told to go back to my local AC.If something works for you ,please let me know.This way maybe I can find something else to help poor Jax.
I'm going to sound like a real trouble maker, but I learned the following after fighting with the city for 3 years to shut down a junk yard at the house next to my (my version of the neighbor from hell). First, go to your city's library and look up the animal laws. The reference people can help you. Copy the one's that pertain to the problem. Call your animal control about the problem, again. Make certain you reference the number of the law when you contact them. Do this three separate occasions and keep track of the date, time and outcome. When nothing is done, send a letter to the city attorney and advise them of the situation. Also, advise that you are going to file an "adameous misaction" (sp?) if the problem is not taken care of within a certain amount of time (insert a specific number of days). You can bet that it will be taken care of - and they won't hassle you at all. What this means is that you are going to file a lawsuit against the city for not enforcing their own laws.
That does sound like a good plan. As far as the man over there, even the neighbor on the other side was surprised. We don't know who this person is. If you knew these people you would know what I mean. The kids (when there) are never in school. The authorities have been out and they don't answer the door. I mean its a real problem. These people are somthing else. I guess the second shift will be back when summers over. Man, you never know who is going to be over there. If they can't pay the bills you know those dogs are not eating. We fed them when they were puppies and left alone in the back yard for a long time. The grass is growing until the poor little things are going to be in a jungle. I just don't understand people's feelings. I am just hoping and praying they move. But, no one deceit would want that house now the way they have tore it up. A really pretty, well kept house they moved into and literally destroyed. They have even ran into the garage doors with their car and tore them up.
Are you sure these people are not squating? Are they supposedly renting the house? More ideas - go to city hall and check out who owns the property. The house has to have an inspection done by the city in order to be rented out. If no license to rent on file with the city, ask who to report this violation to. Also advise there is no electricity or running water. If you push hard enough, I'm pretty sure the city will do something almost immediately about the place. Especially with no water/electricity this time of year - and it's only going to get worse. Then, as soon as the "people" leave, snatch the dogs and find them decent human companions. I'll get off my soap box now.
Most county property appraisers are on-line and property owners can be looked up by address or owner's name. It will show a listing of every sale as well (price, to whom and from whom and date of sale). Sounds to me like those are some folks you really don't want to mess with directly, despite my ealier hopes it might be the case.
Perhaps you will get lucky and find the owner has no idea of what's going on over there and will get them out.
As for officials not doing anything about truant kids, I can speak for 20 years experience on that one and you can call the school district's student services office. They HAVE to send a school social worker out AND have the authority to take these people to court, among other things.
Oh I'm sure the owner knows whats going on. He lived there about 2mo. with his wife and they got divorced. He then rented it out which started the problems. I don't know his name but I'm sure some of these jerks are his friends. He hasn't been over there in a long time. Its just one big problem. Like I say I hope and pray they move.
On the soap box again - sorry. You are entitled the the quiet peaceful enjoyment of your property, whether you own or rent. Dogs barking and crying all hours of the day and night and running loose are grounds for a formal complaint to the owner of the property. Sorry the owner is a jerk. Luckily, the owner of the rental next to me finally evicted his renters after i called him a number of times between 1 and 3 in the morning. He didn't like being woken up any better than I did. I figured if I had to be up because his renters were having a knock down screaming match, I wanted his "company". Didn't take him long to get the tired. Is there anything in this line you can do? Maybe if you make his life miserable about it, he'll straighten up.
Well, our home is paid for. We paid it off about 3yrs. ago. It makes you mad when we don't want to sell. We have a nice home. Then these people that should have their own island somewhere away from everyone except low life like them, move in and ruin the neighborhood. Right now it is just the dogs I'm concerned about. If that guy, who ever he is, thats staying over there wants to be cool, like I said, he needs to get up off his duff and go to work like everybody else.
Also, too, to answer your question, I don't know who owns the property. They didn't live there long enough until they rented it because of divorcing. So, I can't call him, don't know how to get in touch with him, his name or nothing.