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Neighbor's dog alone in house for 2 days

My neighbor's dog has been barking non-stop for two days, very unusual for a dog I have never heard bark before. Both my dogs seem upset by her barks, and it finally occurred to me today that something might be wrong - like her owner died or something. I checked things out and it appears she's been left alone, and it must be for several days now.

I'm not sure what to do. I'm praying her owners return asap. Any suggestions how to handle this if they haven't arrived by tomorrow? The last time I tried to get help from authorities on an issue they were less than helpful...I'm jaded about things now.
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Call police and animal control welfare. The dog needs food/water.
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Call police and animal control welfare. The dog needs food/water.
I'm praying they left her with some. Animal control doesn't open until morning. I'm assuming I can't call 911 for this - I read a story just the other day about people being fined for calling 911 for an animal.
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yeah this definitely has to be reported. Even if there is food and water, this is abuse.

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The police should have a non-911 number you can call, but I'd guess that they'll just tell you to call Animal Control anyways.
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Definitely call as soon as you can tomorrow. Even if there is food the conditions can't be good.
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Definitely call as soon as you can tomorrow. Even if there is food the conditions can't be good.
I'm worried animal control will take it to a kill shelter or something.
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My neighbor's dog has been barking non-stop for two days, very unusual for a dog I have never heard bark before. Both my dogs seem upset by her barks, and it finally occurred to me today that something might be wrong - like her owner died or something. I checked things out and it appears she's been left alone, and it must be for several days now.

I'm not sure what to do. I'm praying her owners return asap. Any suggestions how to handle this if they haven't arrived by tomorrow? The last time I tried to get help from authorities on an issue they were less than helpful...I'm jaded about things now.
Is it possible the owner is in the house and hurt or sick? That would be my approach with the police, there are areas in the home you are not able to see. My next step would be to break in and rescue the dog.

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I would call the police and state that you haven't seen the neighbor and the dog has been barking. They can't fine you for calling about the welfare of your neighbor. I would do it now as it has been 2 days. The dog is barking for a reason.

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