You know, I put up with people letting their dogs run around our neighborhood, even though it annoys the hell out of me.
But the straw that broke the camel's back came when... for the last 3 days I have driven past 1 house in our neighborhood, and noticed that their yellow lab/golden puppy, which is about 3-4 months old, is in a crate suitable for a small cocker spaniel. In the front yard, which faces south, in full sun. Yesterday I got to thinking, you know, he's been there for a couple of days now, and i haven't seen any cars there. Did they just leave him? I was going to give them the benefit of a doubt.
Today I walked down there, this dog has a freaking hamster bottle for his water bottle, and it's empty and cracking from the heat. He's covered in his own filth, and he's got no food. I have no idea how long he's been there. At least 1-2 days, but I called the Humane society and told them, If you can't get down here within an hour to get him, by god I will go get him myself because he cannot stay like that. It can take a matter of days for a dog to die of thirst. I'm furious that someone would do this. Perhaps they asked a neighbor to care for him, but either way he's clearly being neglected.
My husband is mad and afraid that if they find out, they will try to poison our dogs or something like.
Never trust a tall dwarf... he's lying about something.
you absolutely did the right thing! and if you are worried about them retaliating by hurting your animals, please do what pope suggested and get motion lights and a camera if possible. people are just disgusting. has the puppy been taken by the animal control yet?
Indifference turns clarity into denial. ~Quan Tracy Cherry
Wow, neigbors called the cops on my parents, they just got down here this morning, and apparently they let their dogs out alll the time running around crazy everywhere but on our property, and the one dog growled at him and now he has permission to shoot the dog, which is bad, this dog we have, so stupid, not stupid, he just ignores you, so if he runs off he's not coming back, sometimes he does, sometimes he doesn't. Anywho, I found that interesting. You definitely did the right thing, hopefully they don't lower their standards to such a degree that they'd hurt your dogs, but, my neighbors are almost at that point, so you never know. I also agree getting cameras would be the best choice, if my situation was worse I'd get one or two myself.
I think you did the right thing. I don't know how hot it gets where you live but Texas heat is horrible. When I was just a teenager there was some neighbors that tied their cocker spaniel to the picnic table and during the day it turned its water over. By the time they got home that evening the dog had died. I still regret to this day not going over there even if it meant going in their yard. She said she didn't want the dog to get in her flowers. Sometimes people are just down right stupid.
I think you did the right thing.. I'm thinking of doing the same with a friend of mine but thats a differant post. I know how your feeling.. I'll keep you in my prayers that they won't harm your babies in any way.
If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them.
What is wrong with people?!?! I wish we could turn the table on people like that. Put them in a crate that is meant for a 5 year old on a hot day. Give them an empty water bottle. Cover them in their own poop and urine. See how they treat an animal after that. It just makes me sick!!!
My goal in life is to be as good of a person my dog already thinks I am.
Fate has a cruel sense of irony. About 45 minutes after I called I went down there to give the pup some water and lo and behold, the neighbors had actualy returned. My husband said he *thought* that he'd seen the cage empty during the day but wasn't positive. I tried talking ot the neighbor about leaving the dog outside but she was very very hostile, the pup was inside the house by that time and she was like, "You see him? He is fine." He's either very underweight or at that puppy ugly stage.
APparently the woman just leaves him outside in the crate while she is gone to work (or wherever) all day long, and lets him back inside when she gets back. I tried suggesting that she put the crate in the back yard where there's less sun but she was so hostile that I was 'in her business' in the first place that I doubt she moves him.
So i had to call animal control and tell them I was wrong, the puppy isn't abandoned. However, they did tell me that if I see him out there again during the hottest part of the day (on a weekday though, apparently the cruelty invesigator doesn't work on weekends) I should call and they will come out and take a look see at the situation.
Never trust a tall dwarf... he's lying about something.
Call them next time the dumb POS leaves her dog out. If they won't do crap, try the PD. Make a stink and they will send someone out. Once they are forced out they will make animal control come out. We had a situation similar this winter when someone left their dog out on a grated balcony in -5 degree weather and animal control wanted to say they couldn't do anything. Lets say our Lt ripped them up one side and down the other.
I am sick and tired of people so not wanting to get involved that they will let animals die, women be beaten, and houses burn down. Call it mildly jaded from work.
And for the person whos parents dogs are running loose. Suggest they try out a leash.
nicoolX2 yeah...my scumbag next door shot my dog because the law says he can...and after surgery to remove 12 inches of intestine and 2500.00 bucks later he's ok... but the thing is, that dog loved him before he shot him...