Now I've mentioned this ordeal before, but to recap: I live in a small hick college town in north FL. I've got a neighbor who's an older fella, in his 60's or so, that comes home fubar-ed (wasted) 5 nights a week. We live on a quiet rural road, my mates and I in one house and his is about 50 meters away. We're often out on the porch at night, smoking fags, drinking ale and what not, and hear this geezer outside yelling at his poor dog and sometimes kicking him or slapping him as he is chained to the tree in on the front lawn. Now I've called the authorities, I've been down to the house and talked to the wife, complained, everything short of going over there and kickin the guys @ss.
The last time I went over there I said to the wife that if I saw the dog outside when it is too cold (and it has been lately) or if I heard her husband mistreat him once more, that I would take that dog. The poor dog is a 10 year old bassett hound named Gus.
So sure enough 2 nights ago, it was bloody cold out but the dog was inside. My mate and I stepped out on the porch for a quick smoke and suddenly we hear the old fart yelling and carrying on in a stupor, draggin the dog out of the house by the collar, and then chained him to the tree. Immediately we walked on over there. But that time the guy staggered on back in the house, but we unchained Gus and took him back to my place. He happens to get on quite well with the other dog I adopted (so maybe he;ll stop eating cat turds). So the next morning I went straight over to the house and said to the wife that we had Gus and won't give him back. So now it'll be interestng to see what happens. She's a passive little lady and said she understood but that Cliff is upset that the dog's gone. I told her we had video of the abuses too, and so far we have heard nothing from that old *******.
I will say, they'll have to take me to jail before i give up this poor dog. He's obviously intimdated by people, backs off with his tail between his legs. He looks well fed though. But he is a sad, sad pup.