|Barked: Mon Feb 11, '13 12:17am PST |
|I am not sure the authorities can or will do anything in this case. You didn't see them beat their dogs, they told you, and they told you an expression of speech....in what way did they beat their dogs? You do not know that and can't give any measure of a detailed report. Sounds as if the dogs have food, shelter and fight a lot, with the female perhaps the more tangible problem. I am not discouraging you if you still wanted to do it, but sometimes, alas (and I am all about animal welfare), we see things that are terribly wrong but there's nothing in the law that would mandate an intervention. You'd be a lot better off calling child welfare and saying their child lives in a home with two battling Pit Bulls, but then of course the response would be seizure and who knows what. Sometimes, we just need to be sad and remind ourselves how important humane law is and how much it needs to grow.
A few years back, I lived next door to a sad and angry man who kept his dog chained to a dog house. I remember her coming as a little, happy puppy, they having just lost their Golden, and feeling so sad as I knew what her fate would be. She lived in the house for a few months, then it was out to life on a chain. She had nothing to do, she just lived outside and waited all the time. Sometimes I would see her frolic chasing a rock she batted around....it was so sad. They put their garbage out in back of the house until trash day, bagged, and on a few occasions left it close enough for her to get to, and she tore it apart as an appreciated toy. He'd come out in a fury, yell, handle her roughly, then nail her into her dog house for one or two days. It was horrible, but my hands were pretty much tied. There wasn't anything I could do for her other than throw her cookies over the fence and be really sad. Always made it clear to him I was watching, just in case he thought of being too rough with her. But that's really all I could do.
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