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I am so mad & frustrated.........

Hi I dont post actively, but I am so mad and frustrated

I have a neighbor who moved in about 2years ago. Anyway, they went and got a beagle from the local humane society, and since then, have gotten quite a few of us very upset with them. They leave the poor thing, Malcolm, tethered outside their house all the time, regardless of what the weather is like, high 90's, and now in the 30's. They have even gone on vacation, and left him outside the house this summer. They got someone to put him outside in the morning and bring him in late t night.
Their next door neighbor moved their dog's old kennel near the tether, so that Malcolm could have some shelter. Another neighbor couldn't stand it, and started walking the dog (I have only seen him being walked once), taking a chair to sit outside to keep him company, and even brought him into her house once in a while. She is an elderly woman.
Yet another neighbor (also elderly and has cancer) has gone over to replenish his water bowl and put food in his bowl when they get overturned. Early this week, she told me that she has brought a blanket out and put it into the kennel for Malcolm.
I just walked my Hav, Ralphie, up the street, and saw Malcolm, inside the kennel bundled in the blanket. The family is inside the house!!!! It is in ten 30's and there is a wind blowing. It is cold.
They do that all the time, i.e. stay inside the house and leave him outside. Poor Malcolm doesn't have much interaction with his family as far as we can see.
We have called the humane society, animal control, and the police, talked to the woman's colleagues (she is an asst. professor at one of the local university), and nothing has changed. Everytime we called, we are told that there is nothing they can do because there is food and water put out for him.

Aaaahhahhhhhh! I hate this!

Sorry, but u need to rant. I am so upset.
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Boy, that is terrible. What possesses people like that to ever get a dog. I feel so bad for that dog. I wish there was something all you neighbors could do. Does anyone or all of you as a group feel comfortable confronting them about the situation? My heart goes out to that poor beagle. No dog deserves to be treated like that. Hope you can do something for him.

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I see this all the time in the state we live in. Poor dogs.
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Steal him and find him a good home somewhere else. They will never miss him.
I am dead serious.

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I live in the south and see this all the time too. One of my next door neighbors is just like this they build a dog house in the woods and have two e collars on the poor thing. Often there is no water and very little human companioship for the dog who is not even a year they have two e collars on her one for barking and one for the electric fence. Some people are just ignorant and for us who love our pets it breaks our hearts.

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I'm with Evelyn! Take the dog and don't look back!
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Beagles are traditional hunting dogs and were kept outside in kennels. It is just in the last few years that I have seen beagles and coon dogs as house pets. My neighbor's teenaged boys raised beagles for years. They howl all the time. When they married and still left the beagles for Mom to take care of, I asked them to take them to their new homes as I had listened to them long enough. they did,but Mom missed not having one to tend to got them to bring her a puppy back. He howls at everything. But Mom says that she feels safe at night with him out there because if something or someone comes in the yard, he howls and wakes her up. I let Rosie play with him until I realized that Mom was not having him vac or wormed. We don't walk down there anymore. She has her yard surrounded with invisible fence, about two acres, so he gets plenty of exercise. A self feeder for when she is not there. Mom would never imagine having a dog in the house--neither would many people my age and older. But there ought to be a law against chained dogs. They really have no life and are often mean because of being chained all the time. Our town has an ordinance against chaining dogs, but is not strickly enforced.

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The worst thing is, my neighbors were telling me (I was away for 5 months) that the family was so excited when they were about to get Malcolm! What is also weird is that they have a little girl, who always ask me whether she can pet Ralphie. I mean, they have a dog in their own house, and I have never seen the girl with him. He lets me pet himwhen I see him, and he doesn't seem to be an aggressive dog.
I have talked to at least 3 persons who work in the same department as the mother at the university. One of them is even her faculty mentor. I was told her husband is a student, and is home a lot.
If they feel that they cannot have a dog (judging from the callous way they are treating him), why don't they just return Malcolm to the humane society, so that he can get reformed. There is no shame in returning a dog if it doesn't work out, right?
I did think about "stealing" the dog, and bring him back to the humane society, but I think I will be the number one suspect on their list followed by the 2 elderly neighbors. The neighbor who has cancer said she would take Malcolm in a heartbeat.
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Tell the Humane that you're going to the media. Maybe that will get them off their ass. Have some of your neighbours accompany you. This is abuse, we are out of the Dark Ages . At least most of us.

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Originally Posted by whimsy View Post
Steal him and find him a good home somewhere else. They will never miss him.
I am dead serious.
Maybe they would just give him to you and you could find a better forever home.

Maddie at 5mo old
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