(Closed) I don't know how else to help the neighbors neglected dog

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 60
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

My fiancé and I are also team steal the dog and give him to your friend. I give you so much credit for being so patient with these idiots because we would have stolen the dog the second time he came into our yard. Even if they suspect it was you, they most likely don’t even care about the dog enough to do the leg work of gathering enough evidence to pin this on you even if there was enough evidence out there. 

Post # 61
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Bumble bee

How terrible. I think it helps slighlty that the mum admits she is treating him badly and admits she isn’t in control. It would be worse if she was adamant that what she was doing is fine as there is would be more of a battle to fight then. Honestly if this was me I would have taken the dog a long time ago and either kept him or rehomed him myself. I know its theft and breaking the law but I couldn’t deal with witnessing this every day.

Post # 62
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I HATE animal abusers. Honestly since they’re never home anyway and don’t pay any attention to their dog I’d just “accidentally” let him into my yard and either take him to a no kill shelter or find someone who is willing to foster him and/or adopt him. Poor guy.

Post # 63
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Buzzing bee

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haileyblue :  I would contact a rescue. They may just come and get the dog. This angers me to the core. People like that are terrible humans.

Post # 64
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’m so horrified I can’t even. They’re killing their dog slowly and no one is doing anything. Since the authorities aren’t taking action, Contact the breed specific rescue and ask for suggestions.

I know there’s a whole transport rescues out of Texas thing going on because I’m looking to adopt a little one from a rescue there who is being transported up north. They have a whole operation of getting rescues out of the south (have no idea why, maybe less no kill shelters), so just because there isn’t a no kill near you doesn’t mean there isn’t help. 

Post # 65
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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haileyblue :  OMG my neighbor is THE EXACT SAME WAYYYYY except her dog is wicked aggressive. I don’t blame the dog for that because he’s completely 100% neglected. This pisses me off sooooo bad. Why in gods name do people even have pets if they don’t take care of them. It sickens me and same thing with me, the cops/animal control won’t do anything except tell them he needs shade and water. We throw him food and water all of the time. I don’t dare go over there… he might eat me lol, but that is all we’ve been able to do. The bonus for you is that he breaks into your yard. I feel like if that ever happens again I’d take him straight to somewhere I know he’d be safe and loved. A no kill shelter, a german shephard rescue… just say you found him on the street.

I feel your pain! Its so hard to watch these dogs have to live like that and feel helpless as neighbors. Keep documenting what you see! Maybe eventually there will be enough evidence.

Post # 68
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

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haileyblue :  bee, please please ask your friend who said she can take him to just go and offer to buy him.  If they want to rehome they’ll say yes to some price or the other.  I’m not kidding when I say I’ll send you $50 right now to give your friend, if that helps.

Post # 71
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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haileyblue :  I would go into the backyard and take the dog out and bring it somewhere safer. Even a no-kill shelter is better than the abuse he is living in. You’ve already done a lot for him and I applaud the effort you’ve put in, but you still continue to allow him to return to an abusive environment. You say taking him would be “too invasive” but how will you feel when he eventually dies of heat exhuastion or dehydration because you didn’t want to be “invasive” on an abusive situation? I’d have DH hop the fence the next time the family left and take the dog. Fuck your neighbors and what they have to say. 

Like I said, I applaud you for doing what you have, but honestly, you aren’t doing enough. Go get the dog and bring him somewhere safer. End of story. As you have documentation of the abuse, even if the neighbors were going to suspect you, there’s not much more they can do. 

For what it’s worth, my neighbors had a small pug who was darling. They got divorced and the wife moved out. The husband left soon after. About a day after he left, we heard the dog crying and when my father went into their yard to look into the house, it was completely empty, and the dog did not seem to have food or water. My dad waited until the end of the second day (with the dog crying nonstop all day) before he went and broke the window and grabbed the dog out. The house had no air on and in Florida in July, it was stifling. The dog was dehydrated. The owner never returned for her. Had we not intervened, she would have died. Could my dad have gotten in trouble? Sure, but he figured better to explain himself afterwards with a happy, healthy pup than soothe his guilt about letting the dog die. Pug was fostered by a local rescue group and then happily re-homed. 

Bee, go get that dog before it dies. 

Post # 72
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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haileyblue :  From a five second Google search of “Texas German Shepherd Rescues” I was able to pull up four different sites from different areas of Texas. I could probably find more if I sat down and looked. You say you soon won’t have time to do anything more to help this dog. Then help him now before it’s too late. 

http://germanshepherd.rescueme.org/Texas

http://www.ghgsdr.org/

http://www.austingermanshepherdrescue.org/

http://bagsdr.org/

 

Post # 74
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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haileyblue :  I’m not trying to place blame on you and I absolutely blame your piece of shit neighbors, but if you constantly see this dog is being abused, you should step in and take it out of that abusive environment. If you feel like you don’t have the time or energy, call local rescues and see if someone else can do the legwork. The neighbors aren’t going to wake up and do more and if none of your other neighbors or doing anything, the dog is either going to suffer for many more months or die. I know you’re doing your best and it seems like the system is failing you right now. I’d do more before you won’t have the time to do so.

Post # 75
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

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haileyblue :  I understand that: un-neutered and unsocialized is risky when you have dogs.

That said, not neutered makes me that much more sure the dog isn’t microchipped, in case if you want to follow through with the take him to the shelter plan.

I hope you find someone who can take him.. even if just temporarily.  Whoever buys him can always “abandon him” at a rescue since once they purchase him they will be the legal owners and free to give him up the way your neighbors won’t.  Heck, they could buy him and drive straight to the rescue to abandon him and it sounds like he’d still have a way better life–at least he’d have food, water and shelter until someone adopts him.

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