I think my neighbor neglecting there dogs

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by chickenmama109, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. chickenmama109

    chickenmama109 Crowing

    Mar 5, 2017
    Hi, so I have a neighbor down the road that has three dogs, two German shepherds and a terrier mix the dogs are always getting out and running the streets and they don't seem to care. They have had a dog get run over because he would get out all the time. Well the other day all three were out and they almost got hit my cars so I went to take them back they were very sweet and cute. But one German shepherd looked like it has never had a bath or been brushed, and the other was very very skinny, you could see his ribs and everything, he looked like he has not eaten for a while and the terrier is always left out front on a wire in the rain. I hate to see dogs getting neglected. What exactly should I do should I report them.
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  2. theuglyduckling

    theuglyduckling Crowing

    Nov 28, 2012
    puerto rico
    i would go to your humane society and make a report about them. or if they are on the street lose then just take them to the humane society yourself because technically depending on your laws they would be considered strays if they are lose and not on the owners property plus they're being neglected so i doubt you'd even get in trouble.
  3. jesseycakes

    jesseycakes In the Brooder

    May 12, 2018
    Yes, if they are running around and you get a hold of them, take them to the humane society. Especially if you think they are being neglected. They will hold them for a few days (to see if the owners will come pick them up), probably have a vet take a look at them. If there is abuse, they will be able to tell and if the owners are found they could be charged with abuse or neglect.
  4. chickenmama109

    chickenmama109 Crowing

    Mar 5, 2017
    Thanks every one I appreciate the info.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2018
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Please update if you report them or turn dogs into animal shelter. I'd love to know that they get proper homes and the current owners get written up.
  6. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Crossing the Road

    Mar 21, 2016
    Maricopa, AZ. (near Phoenix)
    Yes, it's better that they are turned in. They are probably left loose like that to go find rabbits to eat to keep from starving. :rolleyes: But if those starving dogs spot your flock and they can get to them, they will become a meal, too!:he
  7. Toru

    Toru In the Brooder

    Sep 18, 2017
    Please, before you report to animal control make sure you are correct with your assumptions. You do not know for sure. Some dogs are skinny for several reasons, not because they are not eating. Bath and brush - it seems like he spend a lot of time outside. How long dog stay clean after bath - outside? I am not jumping on your case, I am just saying make sure that you have proof not assumption.
    Talk to the neighbor first in such way, so he won't be on defiance mode. Some people do not think if their animals bother of any neighbor until you talk to them. Give a guy chance before reporting him.
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  8. Col1948

    Col1948 Songster

    Sep 9, 2018
    Manchester UK
    Only thing I can see from reading your post, if you report the dogs and the guy ends up losing them, will it cause conflict between you, I mean is he the type to seek revenge in some way, may be not physical but collateral, like damaging your car or property?

    If you think he is or will do things like that then report the dogs anonymously, that way he won't know who reported the dogs.
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