I think I might just have the worst neighbors.

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  1. Lizmo

    Lizmo Water Junkie

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    My elderly neighbors recently put up a 10' by 10' pen at the back of there yard. This was over Thanksgiving and they had family staying with them plus the family's dog. So I thought the pen was for that dog.

    But I went outside last night and noticed a light on, on the dog house inside the kennel. I didn't think much about it, but thought it was weird.

    This morning I saw what looks like a Papillon pup jumping and running about the kennel. :( I can't believe they left it out all night! It was in the 40s/30s last night. :(

    My neighbors make me sick.
     
  2. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Ugh i hope they don't leave it out there when it's colder. It's really dangerous to leave a papillon puppy out by itself. There are a lot of things that will eat them, especially at night. I hope you guys don't have great horned owls where you are. Because that is not an uncommon fate for toy breed puppies that are left outside alone at night. :(
     
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    Horrible !
     
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    If they're older, maybe they're just not thinking about the fact that it's a toy breed and should be inside? You might politely express concern about the pup getting swooped up by a hawk or something.
     
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    My mom has new neighbor's that have the traditional chained dog in the back yard. No attention past keeping him alive that I can see. IT's so sad. Sorry your seeing something like that too.
     
  6. JessLough

    JessLough Love My Mutt

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    My neighbors put their 2 year old son into the backyard at 2am when he is crying :|
    yah, annoying

    Feel sorry for the puppy, how horrible!
     
  7. oakash

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    Thats Awful! In Florida, we don't let our coated dog out, who has a good deal of fat on her, stay out overnight in winter unless she wants to. She never has wnated to by the way. Poor puppy...
     
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    Maybe they got up early (my grandma always got up CRAZY early) and put the pup out to do it's "business"????? I hope so :( Still not real safe out there unattended though, even if it wasn't all night.

    My step kids' grandmother lives in the country, and she won't let their toy poodle go potty alone........there are WAY too many hazards (like big birds and other wild animals)


    :yikes: HOLY CRAP.......there HAS to be a law against THAT!
     
  9. Baxter'smybaby

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    :yikes::yikes: how does one get away with that?
     
  10. JessLough

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    Yah.. I do not know how they get away with it. The cops are always around here, the neighbors on the other side have complained, but nobody has proof :rolleyes:
     
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    Jess that's awful!

    Liz maybe just mention to them that owls are a real danger. I know a lot of people don't even think about that.
     
  12. Lizmo

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    I don't really have any contact with these neighbors. :-/

    We'll see if it's still there in a few days. I'm hoping I'm wrong and this isn't there dog. They don't seem like dog people at all.
     
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    But why would they put up a pen and a doghouse for a dog that isn't theirs or that won't be there for extended periods of time? Makes no sense.
     
  14. PeggyPup

    PeggyPup Love my BC and Pap!

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    Oh no, not a pap! My Pap can't stay out in the cold for more than 10 minutes before shivering his little butt off....I can't imagine what's it like for a little toy puppy! :(

    I think if you see a repeat of this you should NOT hesitate to talk to them.
     
  15. Lizmo

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    Because whenever they come to visit (holidays, summer, etc) the dog almost, without fail, gets loose many times during the visit.

    I know....
     
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    i dont even let jasper whos 6lbs out alone during broard daylight thanks to some very large hawks who have dived at him, the wowies forget it, dodger has to be supervised at all times outside as a hawk could take him since hes only 3lbs...

    then theres the owls overnight...

    plus all manner of other predators and dangers.
     
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    the guy behind me did that. One day a dog house was there, behind his shed, but right against my fence. Next day his deaf AB pup was tied out there. Poor dog would have his food eaten by the birds because he couldn't hear them. I played with him and gave him water. He was a nice dog and deserved better. Finally I called the SPCA since I was the one doing most of the caring for him. They made him clean up the area and a few days later someone was there to take the dog from him, he ended up giving it away. He didn't talk to me for a year because he knew I had called, but whenever I'd mention that his dog didn't have any food or water, or he was wrapped around something and couldn't move so I helped free him, he wouldn't say anything or do anything to prevent it from happening again. Hopefully the dog is in a good home now. I posted about this a couple years ago and had some very "creative" suggestions on how to deal with it.

    Lizmo, I'd try and talk to them first, if that does no good, monitor the situation and if they have any kind of "code" type violation, report them.
     
  18. Lizmo

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    I went outside last night, and sure enough it was there again with the light on. I went outside again this morning and saw it out doing some play bows and wiggles for the dog in the fence beside it (the other neighbor's dog). This time I got my big lens out and zoomed up. It's not a Pap. It looks like a Cocker or Britney type puppy. It's definitely a puppy from the way it was acting around the other dog. :(

    We don't have any codes or rules for out neighbrohood. And there are no rules from the city concerning anything.
     
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    Awe no..........I was hoping that wasn't the case :( It really stinks when there is nothing you can do legally, and nothing you can do "neighborly" except cause hard feelings. *sigh*

    Sorry Liz, but it sounds like you might be in for some heartache to witness with tied hands :(
     
  20. DanL

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    I was talking more about the conditions for the dog- lack of food, fresh water, shelter, etc.
     

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