My stubborn father-n-law has a 14 year old lab mix that is in really bad shape. He rescued the lab when she was a a few years old and has always been a healthy dog with a thick coat of hair. I recently went over the my father-n-laws house and was in complete shock over the way the dog now looks. The dog is old now, alot thinner, has apparent hip problems and the most alarming thing is she virtually has no fur. They only places she does have fur is where she can not scratch or bite. She has scabs and open sores from her constant bitting and scratching. per my FIL, she has allergies - whatever! I was heart broken to see this dog that way and she just wasnt the same when I saw her, she seemed to be in pain. I called my FIL the next day and offered to pay for all of the vet care, offered to pick the dog up my self to take to the vet but he insist the dog is fine. My FIL is retired and lives on a very limited income and is an alcholoic. I am so angry about this and my husband is too afraid to go to his house and take the dog from him. My FIL lives in a part of down that most are barely scraping by and a hairless skinny wobbly dog isnt too much of a concern, I told my hubby if his dad lived in a different neigborhood, someone would have already called the humane society. I want to save that dog and do whatever is necessary. I have a strong feeling my FIL knows if he took that dog to the vet, the vet would ask questions and maybe have him arrested for dog abuse. What should I do, should I call the humane society? I should try to work this out with him somehow because if the humane society shows up at his door he is going to know I had something to do with it. The only thing now is he is avoiding us as much as he can. I just dont know what to do.