Depending on the age of the dog for exercise , I've had sibes all of my adult life, and it really varies from dog to dog, as they got older they slowed down quite a bit, but I still took them for a few daily walks when they were seniors.
As far as the shelter, that also depends on the dog, and the situation he's coming from, and going into. Has he always been an outdoor dog? Will he be fostered by someone who has the means to keep a dog, fenced yard, suitable dog house, etc.
If I were working with a group I would choose someone to foster based on weather or not they had time, and a yard to be honest, an apartment is not a great situation if you don't know much about the dog, and if he's in a rabbit hutch sounds like he's been abused, and neglected. He will need to be with someone who has a lot of patience, and love to give.
For the last 9years this dog has been kept in that cage.
The cage is a hot box in summer and a freezer in winter because of it's design.
The dog Possiblygets out 1 time per day for an hour, if she is lucky, until the humane officer went out the dog was in the cage, and the mound you see in the picture was rotting fecal matter.
The owner was given the 'Heads Up' before he was inspected and cleaned up prior to the visit.
She is arthritic, and paces constantly, note in the pictures the muscle wasting and green teeth etc.
For 2 yrs the DDB rep in this area has tried to get this man to give her up. he WILL NOT!!! showing signs of arthritis yet she goes on day and night is located In Dunkirk ny 14048 Chautauqua County NY. Animal Control will do nothing Report from the humane society is as Follows
May 13, 2008 A message from the Chautauqua County Humane Society Dear Friends of Pets,
Thank you for your recent inquiry regarding Pepie, the 16 year old husky. Because of the enormous concern for Pepie’s well being, I would like to provide you with the information that we have discovered since the Chautauqua County Humane Society has been involved with the case. Also, please know that the Chautauqua County Humane Society has never had custody of Pepie. The information below was made public as of 5/13/08 at 3:30PM.
NARRATIVE On Monday, May 5th the Chautauqua County Humane Society received an email regarding a husky living in poor conditions in the City of Dunkirk, NY. The message did not have any address listed for us to begin an investigation. On Thursday, May 8, 2008, I received a call from a concerned individual who provided me with an address. Within two hours of that call, the Chautauqua County Humane Society Cruelty Investigator was on the scene. Because the owner was not at the residence the Investigator left a message for the owner to contact him. The owner responded later that evening and arrangements were made for the Cruelty Investigator to visit the owner on Friday afternoon.
During the initial investigation living conditions were inspected and were found to be a Scotts Kennel that has a 10.5’ length x 3.0’ height x 3.5’ width kennel area including an attached enclosed insulated sleeping area with a padded dog bed. Both food and water were present. Pepie was let out of the kennel for an initial assessment to observe any obvious physical injuries. At that time it appeared that the dog had no injuries and the nails appeared to be trimmed and her coat was shedding. The Cruelty Investigator requested that the owner take Pepie to a veterinarian for a physical exam and the owner agreed. The exam took place on Monday, May 12, 2008. According to the veterinarian, Pepie has arthritis which she was being medicated for and given a daily supplement and had no additional health concerns, other than some tartar on her teeth.
Additional inquires revealed that Pepie is licensed and supporting depositions from neighbors revealed that Pepie is walked usually once per day by her owner. The following are quotes from the neighbor’s supporting deposition. One nearby neighbor stated, the owner “is good to the dog. He feeds, waters, walks and cleans up after the dog. It is no problem at all.” Another neighbor told us, “I saw (the owner) walking his dog this morning.” Additional facts about Pepie are that she has been a retired sled dog for the past nine years. She weighs 45lbs. and stands 18” at the shoulder.
The Chautauqua County Humane Society has not closed the case and will continue to closely monitor the situation.
Jeff Lubi, Executive Director Chautauqua County Humane Society
time Reply » |Report Abuse |Judge it! |#41 Saturday May 17 Judged: 2 1 I have stayed silent about this per my wifes request for these past couple weeks. I walk my own dog in the area of this one. this dog is NOT out of the cage at any time I have seen, before the SPCA says they came on the 13th, the man was outside cleaning an old bed and under the cage. I cannot be silent any longer. my own dog is 8 yrs old and i walk often around this neighborhood, the observer has taken journalism back a hundred yrs and treatment of this dog is awful, although it does not seem as though anyone is going to help, I wanted to speak out.
that is just horrible im glad you care. im sure if you spread the word about this poor dog more people could help make a difference in its life. since its getting old its sad its already getting hot out. i cant believe he wont give the dog up? and he doesnt even let it in the house or play with it or bring it to the vet. im sorry and good luck and i hope somthing good happens
That makes me sick and I cried when I saw the poor thing in that cage. People like that should have to live in the environment that they place their animals in. I have had two Siberian Huskies (one who passed away last year and one still with me) who have a nice fenced in yard and adequate shelter from the cold and heat, not to mention that they both sleep in the house also. My heart goes out to that baby. If I didn't already have two dogs, I would take that one in a minute. He/she needs some lovin' terribly. You are a fantastic person for wanting to help this dog. Keep up the your wonderful work.
It is an uphill battle that is for sure. we are not only fighting the owner we are up against those who are sworn to prevent this treatment IE the CCHS and the AC. If you want to know more of the story, Peppy now has her own website. http://www.freewebs.com/freedom4peppy/