Friday, January 17, 2014

What I'm up against.

This:




And two other dogs treated similarly. And the person that thinks that chaining a dog like this and leaving it unattended to chase children onto roofs and keep people hiding in their houses is a good idea, while the dog owner spends most of his time elsewhere. Also, the system that hamstrings local government from doing anything about such dangerous dangerous animals until they actually get their teeth into someone.

By the way, these pics were taken on my front porch, with the dog less than five feet away. He isn't all that friendly, I just happened to have a nice plexiglass door between me and him.

11 comments:

Michael Haz said...

If you aren't getting any help from the local authorities, how about a local TV station? Let them shoot video from inside your home.

Icepick said...

I'll explain the problem the authorities are having later. But I'm hoping between my complaints and the postman's complaints and these latest pics I can make some progress. This dog is dangerous, but chaining it up like that is sure as Hell cruelty to animals in my opinion. A fucking pad lock!

Michael Haz said...

Get PETA on it. They're good for stuff like that. OT pit bull rescue.

bagoh20 said...

Send the photos to a couple local dog rescue groups. That might get some viral activity in the rescue community, and get some drama inclined individuals to raise a stink.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Post it to Reddit with the address of the dog owner. Photos. Take a photo of his house too for good measure. Make a throw away account without your actual name.

It will go viral. The people of Reddit love dogs and cats and HATE animal abusers.

The dog looks underfed as well.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Some Redditor in your area, might just "liberate" such a dog.

Icepick said...

I don't think that dog needs to be liberated. That dog tried to eat me a couple of weeks ago, and tried to eat an aluminum bat to get to me. He had two kids stuck up on their roof for a couple of hours today. That's one mean dog. Which isn't surprising given his owner, of course, but there you go.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

OK....rehabilitated anyway. The dog is mean because he is treated that way. Should you have unrealistic expectations of being able to pet and love this dog, in this state? Make him someone's widdle pet? Hell no!. It is a wild animal at this stage.

But, it isn't the dog's fault. It should be removed from the neighborhood, liberated from the asshole owner, at the very least to protect everyone else. Placed into a situation where it might be re-programed. If that fails. Well....que sera sera. Broken is broken and it is sad...but...broken.

I would love to take the people who mistreat animals this way and do really horrible unspeakable things to them.....without remorse; in areas far far away where their screams cannot be heard.

:-)

bagoh20 said...

He can probably be rehabilitated, and placed in the right home eventually, but it would take a lot of time and commitment that is rarely found. If he is taken from the home by animal services he will likely be euthanized, and quickly. Only a pit bull rescue will give him a chance and every one of those is overloaded with easier dogs than this one probably is. Regardless of what happens to him, it's the worst situation where he is. He is being tortured, and he may well hurt someone in the state he's in, which of course will get him killed immediately also.

Unless some rare angel shows up to take him, and work with him, his options are very poor. In my opinion, it's better that he be euthanized than stay like that - miserable and dangerous. I would let some rescue know about him, but it's a long shot that one can help him. Still, I have seen many Pits just like him (scary and abused) end up sleeping on someone's bed every night or next to the cat. It happens.

Icepick said...

Turns out there were three reports filed against this dog yesterday. Mine, the mailman's, and the woman of two boys that got stuck on their roof for a while. Just got done emailing pictures to the Animal Services officer I met with this morning. Video will follow on a flash drive Tuesday morning.

But all this means (at the moment) is another citation. But the neighbor is managing to burn more bridges at every turn. He must be thinking he's going to prison in early February. (He's got a court date for a trial on leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, a third degree felony. With all his priors I think he is facing a five year mandatory sentence. We'll see.)

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Very sad, but I do believe that bagoh's analysis is correct. The poor dog.

:-(