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Cast Your Vote:

    • Yes, take the dog -- Votes: 8
    • No, it's not your concern -- Votes: 14
    • Call the police again, maybe the second time is the charm -- Votes: 24
Kells. 18 kids; f**king, Austria 17622 posts
26th Jan '11
Quoting mamacj:" No, they really aren't. And no-kill is a very mis-leading term. Trust me, they still kill the animals - they just have to meet certain guidelines in order to do so. "


:!:
I volunteered at an animal shelter for 2 years. This is very true.

♥ ♥ 2 kids; Stevensville, Michigan 6993 posts
26th Jan '11

I know where I live the cops won't do anything even if the dogs come into your yard and kill your own animals so I doubt they'd care. It would be illegal to trespass and steal their dog though.

Mama Rogers 2 kids; Georgia 15187 posts
26th Jan '11
Quoting Spyro:" I would never neglect an animal that needed food or water. I'm sorry, but if I have the means to help a defenseless animal, I will. "

I'm just stating that, by doing what you suggest, the ACO's cannot do anything about the situation which just prolongs it. That was my biggest frustration when dealing with neglect cases as an ACO.

Jasify Due September 2; 2 kids; South Carolina 31243 posts
26th Jan '11
Quoting mamacj:" No, they really aren't. And no-kill is a very mis-leading term. Trust me, they still kill the animals - they just have to meet certain guidelines in order to do so. "


They are around here. I volunteer when I can. There are animals at my humane society that have been there for years.

Kells. 18 kids; f**king, Austria 17622 posts
26th Jan '11
Quoting ♥ Hailey. ♥:" I know where I live the cops won't do anything even if the dogs come into your yard and kill your own animals so I doubt they'd care. It would be illegal to trespass and steal their dog though."


They don't do much here, either. Our neighbors BADLY neglected their animals. Once, they owned a cat, and let the cat die. It was in the dogs food bowl when it died for over a week.
So, not only did they leave a dead animal in the bowl for a week, the dog also wasn't fed for a week because the cat was in the bowl still. We called animal control so many times and they did nothing.

Punk_Barbie 2 kids; Texas 2884 posts
26th Jan '11

also..just cause the dog is left outside dosnt mean it is neglected

Jasify Due September 2; 2 kids; South Carolina 31243 posts
26th Jan '11
Quoting Kells.:" They don't do much here, either. Our neighbors BADLY neglected their animals. Once, they owned a cat, ... [snip!] ... also wasn't fed for a week because the cat was in the bowl still. We called animal control so many times and they did nothing."


*Cries.* Okay. I can't be in this thread anymore.

Kells. 18 kids; f**king, Austria 17622 posts
26th Jan '11
Quoting punk_mama *NMOA*:" also..just cause the dog is left outside dosnt mean it is neglected"


This, too. I was just going to ask, is the dog not being fed or watered? I know TONS of people who don't let their dogs inside, that's not a problem. I wouldn't, if I owned one.

Mama Rogers 2 kids; Georgia 15187 posts
26th Jan '11
Quoting Spyro:" They are around here. I volunteer when I can. There are animals at my humane society that have been there for years. "


The same goes for the humane society I worked at - but we still killed around 20 cats and 5-10 dogs a week. Also, unless it is an office "pet" it is not good for a dog to be caged that long. I have seen them go kennel crazy and it is just as sad as putting the juice in their veins.

☮LoveAndSerenity 1 child; Kenosha, Wisconsin 52409 posts
26th Jan '11
Quoting Kells.:" They don't do much here, either. Our neighbors BADLY neglected their animals. Once, they owned a cat, ... [snip!] ... also wasn't fed for a week because the cat was in the bowl still. We called animal control so many times and they did nothing."


:(

Kells. 18 kids; f**king, Austria 17622 posts
26th Jan '11
Quoting Spyro:" *Cries.* Okay. I can't be in this thread anymore. "


It was AWFUL. They must have went through 5 dogs, all whom died, and three cats, also who all died. :( Thank GOD, they moved away.
Once, they even had a rooster. :? Mind you, we live in city limits.

Punk_Barbie 2 kids; Texas 2884 posts
26th Jan '11
Quoting Kells.:" This, too. I was just going to ask, is the dog not being fed or watered? I know TONS of people who don't let their dogs inside, that's not a problem. I wouldn't, if I owned one."


Some friends of mine have a large outside dog...and he barks alot..but he is far from neglected or abused.

Mama Rogers 2 kids; Georgia 15187 posts
26th Jan '11
Quoting Kells.:" They don't do much here, either. Our neighbors BADLY neglected their animals. Once, they owned a cat, ... [snip!] ... also wasn't fed for a week because the cat was in the bowl still. We called animal control so many times and they did nothing."


Probably because they could not get inside. An ACO has very, VERY limited power. Of course, I guess they could bend the rules a little like "Oops, that door just popped open when I knocked. *shifty eyes*

Kells. 18 kids; f**king, Austria 17622 posts
26th Jan '11
Quoting punk_mama *NMOA*:" Some friends of mine have a large outside dog...and he barks alot..but he is far from neglected or abused."


Exactly. My MIL owns two dogs and they both are outside dogs, and they are perfectly happy, sweet dogs. They have somewhere to stay out of the rain and what not, and of course, they should. But it's not a big deal for the animal to be left outside. It's quite common.

☮LoveAndSerenity 1 child; Kenosha, Wisconsin 52409 posts
26th Jan '11
Quoting Kells.:" It was AWFUL. They must have went through 5 dogs, all whom died, and three cats, also who all died. :( Thank GOD, they moved away. Once, they even had a rooster. :? Mind you, we live in city limits."

I had a duck when I lived in the city :)