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

posted 2 years ago in Pets
Post # 91
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

Amberdaisy :  Uh, in Houston, making a GSD (or really, ANY dog. Or cat) live outside is absolutely neglect. Especially in the summer. And also putting him in a situation where he escapes constantly neglect. Plus, as someone who lives here, with 2 dogs (one of whom is 3 legged because he was shot), we have a serious SERIOUS animal abuse/neglect problem here. It is seriously disgusting and terrifying.

haileyblue :  Have you tried BARC? That’s where our rescue takes dogs that they can’t take into their program. Definitely don’t take him to Harris County.

Post # 92
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Newbee

libellules :  I know, I’ve been to Houston. I picked up and flew feral cats back from Houston and rehomed them myself after getting their vet work done. I’m well aware of the problem, however, I am also in a southern state, and regularly do inspections on outdoor dogs (among other animal living situations) and can tell you, they do adjust to living outdoors. With appropriate shelter, shade, and sustenance, a dog can live outside in most weather. Allowing the dog to escape is not “neglect,” neglect is allowing the dog to escape, be hit by car, and not seek vet treatment. Allowing the dog to just escape is being irresponsible. 

Post # 93
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Worker bee

This is a hard one…  Seems the weather in TX is very hot this time of year.  I know there are usually animal laws stating you can’t keep an animal tied up outside with no shade and no water.  Seems someone would step in to at least give the animal water.

That said I would not even attempt to approach the owner again.  May be worth a visit though to the ‘animal control’ center.  A face to face visit is harder to ignore than an email or phone call. Just a thought…  many times popular dog trainers in the area will know what to do or who to turn to in order to get action taken.

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