Please help me with this...animal abuse case.
As much as I hate this, I have to cut this long story short, but I really need some feedback ASAP, so better brief than not at all.
I have a neighbor. She's notorious for getting dogs and starving them to near death and she uses the excuse that she adopted a "sick dog", which is B.S. The last one, a beautiful white German Shepherd, my mom and I managed to be "neighborly" and ease our way into taking care of her. Walking her, feeding her, loving her. I guess my neighbor got sick of having a HEALTHY dog and ended up giving her away, which we considered a blessing.
Two weeks later, she brings home a new dog (that looks exactly like my dog, Fiona). When I first seen the new dog, she was healthy, about the same size and weight as Fiona. Not anymore. This dog is so sick, her hair is falling out, her haunches are caved in, she can barely stand. When she does, she sways like she's dizzy. She is outside and tied up 24/7; she has no shelter at all, so she's in full exposure to the wind and rain and it's getting into frost season here. I'm so scared for her. She barks herself hoarse most of the time and I can hear her all day and most of the night. It breaks my heart.
I can't take this anymore. This woman is not going to stop and this has gone far beyond the point of being "neighborly" to try to do something about. I was *told* by the Sheriff's office that there is no division in the county I live in that will help in animal abuse cases, which is even MORE B.S. because...I don't know, I think there is, I just don't think that animal abuse is the big of a deal here given that it's a small town in the mountains of Georgia. I'm getting the run around!! The only other local option would be to call animal control and since the animal shelter had to be closed down due to a parvo outbreak and given the condition this dog is in, she would most likely be put down, no questions asked.
Is there ANY organization that I can contact to help me with this? I don't want to see this dog starved to death. It's tearing me and my mom apart. I have photographs, which I took yesterday when I snuck it food.
Please, please, please help me with this. I can't stand this and I certainly don't want this dog to suffer the way it is. I need someone's help, please. I live in Georgia, if anyone knows of an organization I can contact. Again, I have pictures.
Please, please, please help. I need some advice; I'm so scared for her.
call peta right now...757-622-7382, extension 2. they will help you.
Otherwise, start googling animal rescue groups in your area to see if they have an open home some where for this dog to be fostered. While I wont openly suggest you STEAL the dog, I advise you to do whatever it takes to get the dog out of a dangerous situation. Keep sneaking it food too.
Thats sucks that the humane society in you area is closed right now. How maddening! I would also suggest you contact the animal leagal defense fund (http://www.aldf.org/) to find a way to get this lady form being able to own animals anymore. I get that she probally really does want o help animals, but she is not doing it...maybe it would be better for her to volunteer at an animal related charity than to have animals rely on her for care 24/7.
Frustrating situation...and very sad.
people like this make me so sick and angry.
Okay, I just KNOW there are resources available in this state to take care of abused/neglected animals and their offending "owners," but I'm still new here and don't really know where to look...
a former VW regular by the name of "Davedrum" used to live in North GA, and he dealt with stuff like this all the time...I know he'd be able and more than willing to help you out. He has posted his email publicly several times here and other places online, so I'm going to assume it's okay for me to put this here: eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%73%74%61%72%73%68%69%6e%65%72%31%32%33%40%79%61%68%6f%6f%2e%63%6f%6d%22%3e%73%74%61%72%73%68%69%6e%65%72%31%32%33%40%79%61%68%6f%6f%2e%63%6f%6d%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b'))
I hope this helps....
my neighbor did this. I stole her kitten and it is living happily with my other cats. She hasn't asked about it once, and it's been over a week.
but then again, i've always been a bot of a rogue =-)
what happened with this?