Wednesday, December 1, 2010

What a day!!

I received an email yesterday from a concerned person who knew of dogs that had been left behind in an abandoned house. This person did not want to get involved because the people that lived there were a bit un predictable.

I called the concerned person and spoke with them. The stories they told me of the horrors they have witnessed throughout the years OMG! Frozen animals in mud, shooting animals as method of euthanizing (which isn't illegal in Ohio FYI!), the starving of animals. Just horrible.

The concerned person even sent me pictures. WOW to think someone was living in that filth.

This morning I called everyone I could think of to try to help the 2 dogs that were left to die. Well OHIO LAWS SUCK and as long as a dog has shelter, which could be a garbage can there is NOTHING the Human Officer can do. Unless the dog looks sick or doesn't have shelter then legally according to Ohio (SHITTY) Laws you can not remove the dog. The dog is property and it would be as if I walked into your house and stole your diamond ring. A dog is nothing more then property!

So basically Ohio Laws are RE ACTIVE instead of proactive. WHATEVER!

The Humane Officer went out to the house and checked on the dog and left a note on the door. My parents feeling bad that the Humane Officer couldn't do anything for the dog, went to the house and with the Humane Officer watching fed the outside dog. While feeding the dog my mom got bit.

The Humane Officer then called the Dog Warden because the dog outside bit someone so now it has to be quarantined for 10 days. My mom getting bit isn't great but at least the dog is actually in shelter and not a plastic mud floor leaking dog house (see picture below).

The Humane Officer said the back door of the house was open. The Humane Officer and the Dog Warden looked inside the house and didn't see or hear a dog. Not sure what the status of that poor dog is. I personally think it ran away...

Picture of the outside dogs shelter!!

Pictures of inside the house




11 comments:

Jennifer Viera said...

Thats a bunch of bull! Do they nto understand what these dogs are living in. Id like to see people live in that filth with no heat and no food for a few days and we will see how they feel. Ugghh some people disgust me!!!

Anonymous said...

Can someone sneak over and remove the 'shelter'?

Dog Rescuer said...

Jen - The people were living there.. 3 weeks ago they moved out!

Anonymous - Thought crossed our mind but then the dog would have no shelter and how long would it take for the Humane Officer to go back out there?? Since the dog bit my mom it has been removed. It is now for the first time in 4 years INSIDE!

Anonymous said...

Advice needed, my 1 year old black lab was hit today by a car. In trying to figure out what to do , I came apon this post, the vet says fractured pelvis and hind leg, and $8,000 surgery tomorrow morning, or put him down, I can not afford this surgery, just wanting advice, he means so much to me, he is part of my family. Are there any other options out there?

Dog Rescuer said...

Anonymous - check out this post

http://dogrescuerslife.blogspot.com/2008/12/broken-pelvis.html

my advice is get a second opinion!

Life with 5 dogs said...

It is Amazing on how some animals are treated. It Breaks my heart to hear stories like this.

Lenna said...

Maybe this is something that needs to be brought up to state government! The law doesn't take into consideration the economic nightmare that has taken over this state. People are leaving their homes to the banks and leaving their animals to fend for themselves. At least let us rescue the poor creatures!

Dogman2 said...

The owners should be charged with animal abuse. I've read all over about these kinds of lowlifes that just dump or abandon their pets it so sad. I hope that your mom is alright from getting bit, but now I worry about the poor dog being put down because it bit someone. You should find out the owners name and make it public so that no one ever sells them another pet.

Bubbles...ooo said...

These humans or r they humans? Their brains and conscience (if they have any) REALLY need help. God Bless the dogs.

Dog Rescuer said...

@ Dogman 2 - I have the people's information.. A LOT OF information. Problem is I am SURE they aren't buying dogs legitimately. They are probably getting "free dogs" or heck where they live there is a puppy mill on every corner. Amish do not care who they sell to.

Dogman2 said...

I've been out in that area of PA and those breeder are the worst and they way they treat the puppies is so cruel. They seen to have their own laws if I'm right because the PA laws sure don't do anything.