Our neighbors (not the family, the ones on the other side of the family lots) chained up their dog outside and let him bark, howl, yelp, and whine for 4 days. Yes, I said days. In rain. In heat. Day and night. Obviously never checked on the dog at all. We even heard somebody firing a gun outside after the parronts got back from work yesterday and STILL they left the dog outside, chained up in brush where he could be heard but not seen.
Finally, mommy called her parents and they found the house number. We noticed that as soon as mommy mentioned calling the police to complain again (because she already talked to them once about this dog being chained up and ignored for days at a time), the barking stopped. It’s been nothing but silence out there ever since. That led us to believe that they have a police scanner and picked up her phone call. It’s really screwed up that gunshots didn’t inspire them to bring the dog inside, but the threat of the police checking on them did. And it also makes us wonder why they have a scanner and are scared of the police in the first place. Logic, folks. Maybe a cavity search would turn up their heads.
It really breaks our hearts to know that the animals next door are obviously being neglected at best, and possibly abused. What’s worse is that we’ve checked with the police and the ASPCA, and nobody seems interested in intervening to do anything about it. I don’t know if it’s because we’re in the woods and it’s so easy to hide or what. Even if they did do anything, it’d probably be a $50 fine and “now don’t do that again.” It’s so frustrating.
There are good humans that really try to take care of animals, and there are bad ones that are worthless pieces of crap and have no regard for life. Zack and I are so lucky we were adopted by good ones.
I suppose the point of this is that if you see animals being neglected, mistreated or abused, speak up. Maybe if enough of you good humans start squawking, legislators and law enforcement will get sick enough of our complaints to actually do something about it, like the story of the widow in the Bible that pestered the judge to give her justice. Don’t give up, folks. Us anipals are depending on the golden hearts like yours to make our world the great place it should be!
That’s all today. Take care. Have a Happy Friday tomorrow and a great weekend.