The Stray Is Still There

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  1. BaileysMom

    BaileysMom New Member

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    The stray with the broken leg is still wondering around the apartment complex. It breaks my heart to still see him. Fortunately, this time I had moist dog food since I was teaching Bailey "attention". I threw a couple of peices toward him and walked away. Later, I went back and they were still there! The poor guy didn't take them. :confused: He was still there, also. Everytime I see him, he sits and looks at me, he seems like such a good dog. We look at each other and I can see his suffering and pain but I don't know what to do, other then trying to give him food. I am afraid for my well being and the well being of my puppy, but I really want to do something.

    I called the humane society and the pound. Apparently, I have to bring him in. I am afraid to try to get the dog in my car, since he does show some fear toward me when I come close and I am aware this fear could lead to aggression.

    What do I do??? :(
     
  2. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    Poor fellow! Are any of the neighbors willing to help win his trust, or even take him in?

    Maybe one of the area vets might have an idea.
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    animal control not winning gold stars here today either..they won't come out even if you corrall him?
     
  4. Babyblue5290

    Babyblue5290 Happy Meal. Yum.

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    poor guy!! :( :(
    The only thing I could think of is to just sit near him, at a distance he is comfortable with, and call him or throw some food and wait for him to come to you. That might take a while and it doesn't sound like he is in good shape. The not eating food worries me. Sorry I don't have any other suggestions and I understand you concern about getting him in your car. The worst thing would probably be to corner him and try to grab him.
    Hope you can find a way to help him.
     
  5. BaileysMom

    BaileysMom New Member

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    Thanks for your support and understanding. It is a really difficult situation and I hope I can think of something to help him before it's too late. I really don't know our neighbors very well, but I don't think any of them would be willing to take him in. I just feel awful about this whole thing.
     
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    doglover101 Mop Lover!

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    Aww poor guy i wish i could take him in :(
     

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