Post # 1
It has been POURING freezing rainsleet, here for the last 3 days. Yesterday I went to visit a family friend and was horrified when I pulled into her driveway and noticed the dog pen in the backyard. Her and her fiance have 2 mastiffs and NO dog house. The temp has been in the freezing teens20s at night and highs of 30 in the afternoon. These poor dogs were soaking wet and nothing but this crappy ass leanto to stand under. There is no where for them to even lay down. I didnt see any food or water in pen at all. The entire pen is filthy, floodedmuddy and there isnt a dry spot in the entire thing for them to stand on.
There is NO WAY im just going to ignore this and let it go.
There arent any SPCA Animal Cops people around here, but I think if I called the Game Warden he can issue a warning to them.
Im torn about;
1. Confronting her and telling her that she needs to get a Dogloo for them , ill gladly help if they need it.
2. Anonymously turning them over to game warden dog rescue people.
—I secretly took these pics while “getting something outta my car” lol as evidence.
Post # 3
I wouldn’t get personally involved, tip of your local authorities and the warden as to the conditions you described. They will check it out, and if she hasn’t provided them with a comfortable enough environment (and I don’t think she has at all!) they will issue a warning and keep an eye out for the dogs welfare in the future.
Do not suffer in silence, if you personally tell her it will only carry on. Get the proper people involved and it will be best for the dog 🙂
Post # 4
Turn her butt in! If she doesn’t want to adequately provide for those dogs, she shouldn’t have them.
Post # 5
I agree, turn them in. That breaks my heart!
Post # 6
Buy her a puppy house as an ” early chiristmas present” !
Post # 7
If she’s a family friend you should speak up you already have an established relationship.
Post # 8
Turn her butt in, then buy her a new doghouse. What a terrible person she is.
Post # 9
I think you should skip any pleasantries and go straight to calling the authorities. Look at that backyard…even if those poor sweet dogs HAD a doghouse/dogloo, they would still live in a mud pit. They deserve better. I hate this so much, those dogs should be taken to a better home, skipping right past any warnings or evaluations. They deserve better!!
Post # 10
I would call a dog rescue group/ game warden asap, especially if you want to maintain a good relationship with your friend. Those dogs definitely need help!
Post # 11
Yeah I dont want to say anything about it, AND turn her in…. She would def know it was me once she got the visit.
I am confident about turning them in, I just wanted some reassurance. I agree that even with a dog house they still wouldnt be “taken care of” They NEVER play with them, or take them on walks or anything 🙁 I was just so shocked when I saw the conditions they were living in. I had NO idea.
Post # 12
That is animal cruelty. Go straight to the authorities and report it.
Post # 13
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Even with a dog house, those poor animals are living in a sty.
Dogs are pack animals that live in dens. It looks like they are being treated worse than livestock in those pictures.
I’d turn her in before the car got cold.
Post # 14
Please call someone. And if that person doesn’t help keep calling people. Can you maybe look for some dog houses? Ask around, look on Craigslist, fb etc. People are often giving them away for free. Maybe a mastiff rescue would get involved. Even if they can’t take them away maybe they will just educate them–although I have a hard time believing anyone could think those living arrangements are OK–so I doubt education is the problem. Thank you so much for caring. Please keep us updated.
Post # 15
Those poor babies!! Please do something!
Post # 16
Oh boy……this is a horrible situation for you to be in and the dogs….
If you call the game warden , will the dogs be taken to a kill shelter or they will just issue the family a ‘citation’ and let them live as they wish?
I’d pretty much just want to kidnap both the dogs and use them as pig cuddle pillows on my bed!