What would *you* do within this situation?
New neighbors just moved in 3 days ago. They have 2 dogs, a lab and APBT. The APBT is disappeared tied to a tree with a heavy chain, and a 5 gallon bucket for hose down. Im guessing the lab gets to come inside, keep in intellect its between 25-50 degrees
Should I give them a few days to get settled surrounded by ( to see what they will do with him) or just march my well (a)ss right over there and give em a piece of my mind?
If animal control are willing to do something positive to amend the dog's lamentable living conditions then you can avoid what may be an unpleasant confrontation.
~ Is there a breed rescue in your nouns you could call for assistance? ~
They've been there for THREE days- thats more than enough time to attain settled in. If YOU'RE sleeping in the house, your dogs are sleeping in the house, dogs don't require couches and bed to sleep, they just need a floor.
I'd march my glad hindquarters over to my telephone and call animal control NOW. If you're anywhere near where on earth I am, its supposed to drop down to 12 degrees tonight with possible flurries- kiss o' death for any dog vanished outside.
They'll probably give AC some lame excuse about "we lately moved in and we didn't want the dog to get in the way" AC will offer a warning, and that will be it. Wait two days, call again.
Give it a couple of days. It's not acceptable, but just distribute it some time. Then, see if they're breaking any laws and call animal control. They can agreement with the situation. But if they're not, then I would run over to their house and maybe talk to them.
It sounds very much as if the poor Pittie is not mortal given the bare minimum, which includes adequate shelter, and that constitutes neglect. You may or may not also own a local ordinance against tying or chaining a dog up. let's hope.
Even a visit by the ACO may tell these unmarked neighbors that this is not acceptable behavior, and they may change their ways just because of the attention it have gotten. But you do not want to engage them in a contest you may or may not be able to win - particularly since you do not know who they are. You pay someone official to handle this - consent to them do their job.
Why dont they tie themselves external with barely any clothes and no shelter by themselves and see how they like it?!
It's really up to you. But if you see no changes in the dogs living condition, I would say-so something or simply call animal control.
Convince them that this is wrong and it can't hold on to going on.
If they don't do anything about it.
Call animal control.
I'd simply phone animal control. At the very least, the dog needs some type of shelter. (not that I agree next to long term tethering of dogs).
I would go speak to them, and I say that because my husband recently had a gossip with our next door neighbors about their "outdoor" lab, and explained a few things to them in the order of why their dog tore off a piece of the house siding and why he barks incessantly. It could have go bad, but we've actually seen them playing fetch near the dog and *gasp* walking him. Sometimes people are just "dog dumb" and don't know any better. I hope in this overnight case your new neighbors just don't know any better...that pit bull deserves to come inside (he's got a shorter and much smaller amount dense coat than the lab...he can't handle the elements).
Why do people think APBT's are so strong?
I would go talk to them first, and if they don't reorganize then i would call your local shelter.
l'd get your jovial (a)ss over there now, off ya step.
Sounds like that's where he's expected to live, l think they obligation putting straight on a few things, and your just the right person to do it.
Some people simply don't deserve the pleasure of sharing their lives with a furry friend.
March your happy (a)ss over now. It is cold as crap here!
You don't know anything more or less these people. I wouldn't go over there and bring before the court or anything. You don't know what thier reaction will be, and starting a war with the neighbor is other bad. And I wouldn't want to be thought of as the "rude neighbor girl." They are probably very accurate people, but you never know.
Just phone animal control.
i would go motorcade.