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I FOUND A STRAY DOG!!!! help!!!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by beliabeans, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. beliabeans

    beliabeans In the Brooder

    Jan 9, 2012
    does anyone know about dogs??please i have been feeding this dog he looks like a short black lab maybe mixed but i trapped him in my back yard and hes hurt . someone said he gets beat and he was hit by a car. hes nice but really scared so he wont let me pet him but he eats when i had him food...
    will he ever let me pet him so i can put a leash on him and see a vet/

  2. TLWR

    TLWR Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    southern AL
    Are you in an area where you can call animal control?
  3. TinaK

    TinaK Songster

    Feb 12, 2010
    can you coax him into a large box or cage? Something secure so that you can transport him in a car to a vet? If he won't let you pet him now you don't want to run the risk of putting him on a leash just yet - just in case he takes fright and gets away from you.

    How can you tell he is hurt? What signs of pain or injury is he showing. This will also allow us to help you more.

    Don't let him eat too much if you want to take him to the vet. If he has internal injuries and needs an operation... food before hand isn't a good thing.

    If you can't get to a vet straight away (or if your finances won't allow for it) keep a close eye on him. Give him a warm, safe and quiet place to lay down and access to water.
  4. jlovelady

    jlovelady In the Brooder

    Jan 23, 2012
    Call the humane society in your area in the morning...preferably a no kill shelter. They will have the means to catch the dog and get it treated without injuring themselves or the dog.
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  5. beliabeans

    beliabeans In the Brooder

    Jan 9, 2012
    hes trying to dig under my gate and his hand is hurt hes limping but he doesnt seem like its broken. i may just call the HS tomorrow morning. he is young
  6. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Poor baby that is so sad, I hope you can help him. and maybe report his owners if you can find out if what you heard is true.
  7. I have a lot of experience with strays/drop-offs. Patience is the key. Gaining their trust takes time. Keep feeding it and speak to is in a low, soft voice, while sitting on the ground near it. Avoid loud noises and sudden moves. It's always worked for me.
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