(Closed) Animal Rights?

posted 9 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I think they might welcome your offer to walk their dog with yours.  It can’t hurt to ask, though they may say no, and you’ll be back to square one.  Poor puppy!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

That is so sad 🙁 I like your idea of asking if you can walk their dog. Since she’s pregnant and already has 2 kids she probably wouldn’t think anything of it. I’m sure you’ll word it accordingly. If you notice things getting worse I definitely think you have the right to say something to them and/or call your local animal protective services. Especially since you said you live in Florida. Geez, I live in Ohio where our summers get HOT and I can’t imagine leaving a dog in a kennel all day long here, let alone Florida. Good luck with this. Hopefully you can be an example for this family.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I agree with EAQ, call your local humane society.  Let them be the ones to evaluate if the dog is neglected.  Chances are, they just need a reminder that their dog needs to have attention and not be left out in the sun without some shade.  Does the dog have fresh water at all times?

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I say you offer to walk the dog.  If they agree, then it would give you a better chance to evaluate the situation.  If they have a backyard, there’s no reason for this dog to always be locked up in the kennel, so I would call animal control and report that.  Think about it, if it were a child you would call CPS (child protective services), right?  I’m also a huge pet lover, so it really breaks my heart to hear about people doing such things.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

How sad 🙁 I would definitely call an animal organization and see what they say, if nothing happens, then I would offer to walk the dog. I just wouldn’t want the family to have the defense of oh, he gets walks when for the 23.5 other hours of the day he is in a cage. Good luck!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

how sad!  even if it has a bowl of water, it is important to remember that dogs cannot sweat to cool themselves down and can die from overheating.  Is this family from the South?  Do you think they realize this?

 while  you don’t want to start a neighborhood feud, I’m sure you’d feel horrible if the dog did die.  You can also look for signs of it overheating.  Your vet should inform you, but I think you can generally tell by their panting and if they are getting frothy around the mouth.  Why do these people even GET dogs?  ugh

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Another option is to let them know that your pooch sometimes gets lonely and would it be ok if the pooches romped in your backyard occassionally.  Then the pups could play whenever you wanted.  We do this with our neighbor’s dog all the time (even if both of our dogs are totally pampered pooches).

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

call a local animal rescue, human society, and/or notify the police if you have to!!!! This is animal abuse.  Instead of wedding favors, my fiance and I are donating to a local animal rescue group.  Who needs another picture frame or wine top when you can help a deserving animal???

Post # 12
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754 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

AEast, do you have any update for us?

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I say you contact animal control or a local shelter and explain to them how they are treating this dog.  I assume they will go over there themselves and check out the dog’s living conditions, and they should do what is best for the dog (which seems to me like the dog should be taken away from its current owners).  If that doesn’t work, you can always go over there and tell the neighbors you saw the animal control officer at the house earlier and see if there is anything you can do to help with the situation they are in.  Sounds to me like they don’t deserve this dog and another family could treat him much better!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

That is so sad.  You’re doing the right thing calling the shelter.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

it’s so sad. I know it’s very tough to try to tell some one that they can’t care for their animal but you are doing the right thing!!

   We got our dog from a shelter. I’ll admit she is not the best dog in the world , she has a mind of her own. But (knock on wood) she’s not aggressive , never snippy and loves ot play with other dogs, though she does like to drag smaller dogs by the ears!  (we’re working on that!!!) we are "the last resort" according to our county’s ACC , as she had 3 prior family’s that "couldn’t handle her" it’s taken almost a year for us to really earn her trust. I’m feeling horriable now because we’re trying on getting her use to the beach , she’s very scared of the water. She loves swimming from the back of the boat but the waves freak her out. 

Good luck sweetie , and you are doing the right thing!! we had to call on some people last year for keeping their dog outside in the cold. It was very hard but we asked for updated from the shelter and the dog found a loving home very quickly. 

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