The people next door moved away last week and they left thier dog behind, an older lab mix who is very sweet but so overweight its obviously causeing health problems.
I called a number given to me to report animal cruelty but they said they can not do anything! WTF?
Ok here is the story, family moves out and leaves the dog, Tuesday I hear yelping outside and I go out to look and the landlord is trying to get the dog out of the back yard, now it is a rainy day I was shocked to see the dog I did not know she was back there and I helped him get her out of the muddy yard, I assumed since it was rainy he was going to take her inside because he said he had called animal services already.
However when I handed him the leash he took it off her and he had already shut the gate and he refused to let me put her back in the fenced in area until animal services got there!
He was just going to let her wander the street what the hell is wrong with people?
Ok so the poor dog had been without food or water for a couple days, I took her into my yard gave her some food, some water and started making some phone calls first to the owner who said one of the teen's was supposed to pick the dog up sunday.
Now I dont know who owned the dog the mother or the son that lived there but the sons employer came by my house the next day and asked about the dog said one of the other workers had overheard the boy talking about leaveing the dog there so she came by to see if she could find the dog.
She is supposed to come get the dog tomarrow and take her in.
Now here is the kicker, animal welfare says they can not do anything about animal abuse because I have already taken custody of the animal , WTF? what was I supposed to do let it wander the street with cars and children? Thats a danger to all parties, and since I'm feeding her and such she is not being neglected.
But she was before! I mean there are several witnesses to the fact the dog was left behind.
Thyey said I could call the police but what are the police going to do ? I thought it was animal services that handled these cases?
Either way I'm pissed off , this poor dog has been left and though everything is going to turn out OK for her in the end it is not right that these people may get off compleatly when if the landlord had just left the animal there to start with and called the police the owners would be getting up to a 5000 $ fine and 4 years in jail, but for some messed up reason it does not count if someone feels sorry for the dog and gives it food?
Something seems wrong here I'm sure there is legal recourse for the animal so why is animal control blowing me off?