OK here is the problem...My neighbor has 5 dogs! We live in the city.They keep the miniature bloodhound and yorkie inside.Tehy keep the heeler,rottie,and mini poodle outside.The Rottie si 9 months and skin and bones.the only shots they have is rabies.The dog they had before they got all these dogs was an 12 yeal old lhasa apso.They didint wnat to pay for her anymore,so they poisened her.This dog suffered for 5 days of poisening.Then thye put her in a box and put ehr in the river! They also killed a basset hound puppy.It got poisened and they didnt take it to the evt.Just let it suffer.Now they have a decent yard.They also have a sunroom.The 3 outside dogs are kept out there and in the backyard.The sunroom is covered in feces and urine.The poodle and heeler have got out numerous times! I have brought them back.NONE of the dogs are neutered...they are all males.None have indentification.These dogs dont egt walks or much attention.Only the inside dogs are treated half way right.My question is should I call animal ocntrol next time?? Should I give AC the info on thsese dogs and the owners?? I feel so sorry for these dogs! the oldest dog they have is 16 months old....if they ever ogt in a sheletr they wouldnt get nay of them out.This is a nice shelter and I know they would find a better home! Should I tell them baout their past dogs and the condition the dogs are in now???
if you truly feel these animals are in danger. report what you know for sure is fact and have them do an unannounced home visit. if the animals are abused and neglected, they will see it for themselves and can legally remove them from the home.
Call someone. Im not saying that will help (i have called places many times with nothing happening) but its worth a shot. If one gets out agin take it somewere that will help. Calling a local vet may help too they would probly be able to get someone to go down there if you cant.
Good luck I hope it works out. If nothing happens dont stop trying. I have been trying to shut down a puppy mill for years now with nothing happening. I figure sooner or later someone will listen and something will be done.
Yes, yes, yes call and report as of yesterday. That is horrible. How cruel to poison those dogs and let them suffer like that. Every dog they have ought to be took away from them. What cruel, heartless people. Filthy too, the way their house sounds.
Call, since you live in the city they may well be above the legal dog limit with 5 dogs. AC won't take all their dogs, just the ones that aren't being cared for, and make them care for ones they get to keep. If you find one of their dogs at large and it has no tags/license you not required by law to return it, take it to a shelter. They obviously have more dogs than they can care for properly, some folks can have 30 and they get the best of care, some people can barely handle one.
Dont wait for a "Next time". Get our your camera, video recorder. whatever it takes. Find out what are the "Rules & Regulations" in your city/county, & make the call if nothing else to see what they recommend or if there is anything that can be done. My City has a website & you can access Animal Control & any & all regulations regarding animals (of all types). Good Luck
Cocker, have you ever talked to them about it? I have to just say that you are an amazing 14 yr old, and if you were to approach me telling me I was doing something wrong, I would be so ashamed of myself. So, YOU GO GIRL!!!! I think you need to speak to your parents about it because you guys have to live next to these people, and you don't want your dogs, or YOU threatened in any way. And if your parents are hesitant to tell the authorities on them, mabye you guys can come up with another sneakier, or anonymous way to do it. So together you can come up with a way to help.
I think doing SOMETHING is the answer. It may be upfront, it may be sneaky, whichever way you and your parents feel is best do deal with these horrible people.
You may want to address them directly, or you may want to call anonymously so they can never direct any hostility toward you. You have to be very careful in these types of situations, not to be scary about it or anything. Just remember that you have to watch out for yourself and your family. You know?? That may prevent you from being as aggressive as you feel you should be. But you wouldn't want them to ever try to hurt your dogs. Just be smart about it, I know you are!!!!! Good luck.
***Edited By: kdubbs27 on 1/30/2006 7:15:56 PM*** Reason: add
i say that you for sure should call someone about this. i would go with the more sneaky way, they have already poisened their own dogs when they got bored of them what would stop them from hurting yours. be careful.
I didn't know you were a minor CL, you need to go to your parents with this, ignore what I said above. I don't want to encourage you to do things that would be in opposition to what your parents would want, so please talk to them.
Thanks for the replies! My parents haven't seen the conditions these dogs are in and I have.I told my mom I'm going to call animal control the next time one of their dogs are loose.In about a month they wouldnt have any dogs!! LOL Tehy get loose constantly.I have talked to the owners.The only hard part of it that thsese peoples kids are my friends...My parents dont liek their parents and Im not allowed to go over there.But I do when I bring their dogs back.I have gave them collars and leashes.I will call AC and see what the dog limits are.We live right by a highway.That is very very busy.These dogs arent aggressive.But I do know the husband would try to hurt my dogs if he found out it was me...I told my mom we should turn them in for animal cruelty but she didnt really want to do that.She said I can call animal controll though.I just know they would get more dogs form that stupid pet store.GRR Im mad! Anyway thanks for replying
Hannah if you can SAFELY, try to get pictures. It's much harder to deny wrong doing if you have proof they mistreat them. You can give those to the authorities whomever it may be in this case.
After re-reading your above post Hannah I'd say this needs to be done by an adult and someone with authority. I would hate to think this neighbor would retaliate against you or your troops. Sticky situation, but whatever happens please be safe!
***Edited By: sweetgmichelle on 1/31/2006 3:16:37 PM*** Reason: ADD
I could get pictures very easily! The daughter (my kinda friend) is a blond.She will let me gets pics.She probably wont even ask why.Im not trying to be mean,but I can out smart her any day.Im going on walk today and I may just stop by.I will be safe.If I do call animal control I will tell them to not give out my name.Im not going to do anything to put me in danger.The husband wont hurt me,he may my dogs but not me.He thinks Im goign to be his sons wife.(and Im not) He cant get to my dogs anyway.
cockerlover,you know what you have to do! These people don't deserve to have animals! You can do it without the neighbors knowing it was you! PUT IT THIS WAY, If it was a child would you call someone? Of course you would!
Human or animal should not have to live like this! I'll calll give me the number! LOL
Yes yes yes call and report them immediately! I wouldn't tell them it was you. You gotta do what you gotta do. Don't feel guilty about "turning them in." The dogs deserve a better home than that! Good luck!
I would call and report what you know. If the conditions are as bad as it sounds, they should be able to see for themselves if you can get someone to check it out. I have tried the talking to the neighbor route and it did no good.
I would not let on that it was you or get caught taking pictures. You are a young girl and I would not do anything your parents did not know about or that would put you or your animals in harms way.
I know it is hard watching this and it is great you want to do something. I have a hard time watching my neighbor's dog and it is a lot better off than what you are seeing. Our neighbor keeps his dog chained 24/7 and because he has a dog house, food, water and cleans the area, there is really nothing to be done but talk to him and I tried that a couple of times. Most of the time the offender just can't see what they are doing wrong even when confronted.
well I called AC today they took the poodle and the heeler!! To get them out it will be $500 each!! Yay Im so happy!! It costs so much because they didnt have indentification,neutered,too many dogs,and one didnt have rabies!! teh owners arent going to get them out....they refused.AC did a home check and the people cant get any more dogs!! The other dogs also cant beo utsideu nitl they cleann up and get shelter.