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Ever since I've moved into this house, there's a tiny dog next door who is continuously barking all day, like they're in agony. It's probably a result of being left outside all day leashed up. It makes me want to find out who's dog it is and slap them. That, and I have to sleep during the daytime as I work night shift, and it's keeping me awake! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br>
Any ideas? I've always gotten livid anyway when people treat their animals like objects instead of family members.
 

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What pisses me off most about this kind of thing is you can't get the law on your side because legally, they're not doing anything wrong. Chances are they don't have the dog in a dark dungeon with no food and water and saw blades on the ceiling taunting it. But it probably still sucks for the poor little guy, even though it's not TECHNICALLY abuse.<br><br>
I fortunately don't have any horror stories but there are enough around here, you will get replies soon sure enough.
 

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What pisses me off most about this kind of thing is you can't get the law on your side because legally, they're not doing anything wrong. Chances are they don't have the dog in a dark dungeon with no food and water and saw blades on the ceiling taunting it. But it probably still sucks for the poor little guy, even though it's not TECHNICALLY abuse.<br><br>
I fortunately don't have any horror stories but there are enough around here, you will get replies soon sure enough.</div>
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Exactly! Of course here it's perfectly acceptable to leave your dog outside when it's over 90F outside! Much better than having them mess up your furniture! *sarcasm*
 

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Every state/city/county has different ordinances. I have seen some where it is illegal to tie out a dog at all, others state there must be sufficient nutritous food and clean, potable water left at all times, access to shade at all times, etc. There are also nuisance barking ordinances as well. I would look them up for your location and go from there if you think there is a cruelty/neglect issue.
 

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Definitely contact your local Humane Society. It's pretty likely that leaving a dog out for hours, especially in that sort of heat *is* breaking the law.
 

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Thanks and I will have to look into that, and glad to know that some places have ordinances about this. Although my last roommate often kept her dogs in cages, even when she was home, and it was even more shocking that many people who I talked to didn't see a problem with it, and some kept their dogs in cages too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> That's what housetraining is for. But then again the big trend around here with dogs seems to be to toughen them up so they'll be more aggressive and protect the household. I hate that trend so much!
 

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Be sure to take pictures if you can, and maybe even record the barking too. finding out the exact address is a good idea too.<br><br>
animal control, humanes society, aspca, and your local police/sheriff dept are all places to check out for services in your area.
 

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I feel very frustrated too as it's an apartment building that I live next door to, and I haven't been able to figure out which unit it comes from, although it does sound loud enough to where the dog is outside. Is it possible to contact the authorities if I only know which building it's in? And can I be guarantee that the dog won't be taken to a kill shelter? I'd be tempted to care for him/her, although I don't have the facilities or schedule to be able to accommodate a dog at this point in my life. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 
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