The cruelty investigator came to our neighborhood to check on the condition of the animals and called me (I'd left my phone number with them). She said she was "very unhappy" with the conditions that the pup was being left in. The crate is too small for him, there's not enough water being left for him, and most importantly, he's so thin that he's on the verge of being malnourished. She left notice for the dog's owners (they aren't home during the day) and said if she comes back tomorrow and he's stil outside and running around, she will do an official 'seizure' on the dog.
Bad luck being what it is, the neighbor's horse got out of the pasture... that bay is a freaking escape artist, the guy was out this weekend trying to fix the fence so the horse stayed put (there's 2 others that never get out of the pasture, just this one) but he just happened to be raoming around. So meh :P We live in the middle of nowhere and the horse never gets more than 100 feet or so away from the pasture fencing, but still.
One thing is that there hvae been numerous robberies in our area, so the police have been really stepping up patrols, they hae already gotten on to one neighbor about their dog being loose so I hope that this helps teach the 'loose dog' neighbors a lesson. A hard lesson but sometimes that's what it takes I guess :P I'm hoping that the one neighbor thinks that's how AC found out about her puppy.
***Edited By: Minniyar on 5/30/2007 4:52:30 PM*** Reason: add
Never trust a tall dwarf... he's lying about something.
I think you did the right thing. I'm sick and tired in general of irresponsible people. You want to neglect your house plants, thats fine, but a living, breathing, defenseless animal, thats a different story. Stick to your guns on this one. Good luck.
I like him a lot better than I like most people. To you he's a dog. TO me he's an adopted son who is short, hairy, walks on all fours and doesn't speak clearly. I have no problem with any of these. <
I'm not sure what the law is, other people will be able to tell you, I should look into it. Basically, what I got out of it, if i dog trespasses onto your property you can shoot it, regardless if its doing any harm or not. That is all I know, and the shooter, may or may not, in our case he will, lie to justify the shooting. Now the poor baby, the bloodhound, can't go swimming in the lake, its his FAVORITE thing to do, he goes up all along the shore and I'm not sure how far out in the middle, 50 feet at the most, I think, maybe. The things that people complain about..I swear...I really dispise closed communities.
"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..."
Thats horrible! I'm glad he is ok though...but how ridiculous....not sure there wouldnt have been blood shed over that one. . and not the dogs!
People are like slinky's, not really good for much. But its still fun to push them down the stairs.
When I was five years old, I saw my GSD puppy Beauty get shot. I had just finished supper and was watching the dogs outside (we had a senior GSD too). A car pulled up and the puppy (6 months old) ran up to the car, the guy pulled out a gun and shot her and drove off. Turns out the guy owned a golf course nearby and thought our dogs were pooping on his lawn. They weren't tho, AC was called, but they didnt do anything about it.
You did the right thing. Thank god for camera phones, the pixels may not be good but you still have the picture.
There was a bill up for vote in Texas that would allow people to shoot nusence animals (dogs, cats) that posed a threat to livestock, poultry, or humans, could be shoot at anytime, even if it was a pet and not a stray. I don't know if it passed or not.