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Dog cruelty? What would you do ... advice needed x

Aimee1985 Avatar
8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
Bit of a strange one, never been in this situation and i don't know a lot about dogs. My next door neighbour has various cats and dogs. I have lived next to them for 7 years and have never seen them walked or leave the back yard and i mean a back yard, not a garden. In the summer time the smell can get overpowering where the owners do not clean up after them. They are not even there the majority of the time, i think they have some land somewhere and keep horses and goodness knows what else. I have never seen the animals unless i walk out the back of the lane with my boys and see them vaguely through the fence but never paid attention.

That was until yesterday when somehow two of the dogs managed to break lose out of the side gate. I was putting my baby in the car, my house door wide open as my 4 year old was gather his bits to bring with him and they wander in my house! It was a horrible sight, the one dog was slightly underweight but the majority of its fur was not to be seen, looked like it had been scratched off (fleas, skin condition) and raw flesh exposed!? It struggled to walk, its back legs were giving way, not sure if this was due to age or diet. The other dog looked quite underweight and unkept. I think i should ring the rspca but my hubby is worried that our neighbours will find out and we dont want any bad feelings.
Can you ring in confidence?

Many thanks xxx
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
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#1
phone the RSPCA
#2
Do it, its anonymous sounds pretty horrible and you have to live next door to it with your children.
#3
I'm sure if you explain that you want to remain annonymous they will respect your wishes.
#4
Yes you can call them in confidence and anon' ..... If it were me I would phone immediately, from what you have said they are NOT being looked after properly & the dogs are in need of urgent help.
#5
deffo should inform the rspca, even if they do take care (unlikely by the sounds of things) then its better to be safe than sorry. you should ring them straight away, like now
#6
Report it ASAP
#7
Cruelty line: 0300 1234 999 ring them now

you have said you saw at least 1 dog looking really poorly

did you know the us equivalent of rspca - if they get a call out and there are children in the house they automatically call social services as well -
#8
I'm with everyone else, phone straightaway and let them know that it's urgent and you can see the animals need medical treatment. They won't pass on your details.
#9
Have you phoned yet? What did they say?
#10
Please tell us you have phoned!
3 Likes #11
When i put it all together, i realized how bad it did sound! I rang and someone from my area rang me back straight away, she is on her way from Cardiff coming to investigate now :thumbsup:
#12
Aimee1985
When i put it all together, i realized how bad it did sound! I rang and someone from my area rang me back straight away, she is on her way from Cardiff coming to investigate now :thumbsup:


well done, let us know what happens!
#13
I once had a v ery skinny dog and my neighbours called RSPCA on me, it wasn't very nice but the officer knew the breed can be quite thin depending on the blood line,i'm afraid that he told me near enough who had called though, so don't rely on them not saying, they are human after all and this one just let slip.
#14
phone rspca asap
banned#15
[SIZE=7]Ring RSPCA NOW[/SIZE]
banned#16
Well done for reporting it. Hope they rescue the poor dogs and get them rehomed with decent animal lovers.
#17
I'm glad you phoned, I phoned them once about a dog around the corner who was kept outside with no shelter and frequently no water. They came out pretty much straight away, came back with the police and I'm not sure what happened but the dog is still there, better fed and watered, and has a (rather tiny) kennel. They continue to call out every now and then to check up. My details were never given away as I had asked to remain confidential, the bloke that owns the dog has a bit of a drink and anger problem and I was really worried phoning.

Please let us know how it goes.
#18
wendyak
I once had a v ery skinny dog and my neighbours called RSPCA on me, it wasn't very nice but the officer knew the breed can be quite thin depending on the blood line,i'm afraid that he told me near enough who had called though, so don't rely on them not saying, they are human after all and this one just let slip.



dont let this affect you - for piece of mind ring up again and ask them to verify your name wont be mentioned

good on you for reporting this - a lot of people dont bother these days :thumbsup:

repped for doing good:)
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wendyak
I once had a v ery skinny dog and my neighbours called RSPCA on me, it wasn't very nice but the officer knew the breed can be quite thin depending on the blood line,i'm afraid that he told me near enough who had called though, so don't rely on them not saying, they are human after all and this one just let slip.


That is what i am afraid of but it really upset me seeing the dog, never seen anything like it. My mums dogs have a severe skin condition but my mum treats it and they have never lost their fur. This dog definitely didn't look although it had been treated for it. I feel really guilty now, wish i would of rang sooner but i had never seen the dogs until now. I hope they check out their farm animals as well.

Thanks for your help. I really hope they don't let on who it was :)
#20
Well done. I'm sure they will keep you out of it. They have to really, or else a lot of people wouldn't contact them.
Please keep us up to date. :thumbsup:
#21
Phone again and stress that you want your identity kept secret - they will, don't worry :)
#22
I'm sure they don't need you for evidential purposes. After all they have all the evidence they need in the condition of the animals. Who brought it to their attention is irrelevant.
#23
glad to hear you called the rspca :thumbsup: let us know the outcome :)
1 Like #24
wow that was quick, she just rang again and is outside the property but there is no one in. She said that she had seen two of the dogs but could also hear others and chickens clucking! OMG i lived here for 7 years and didn't know of any chickens :? She has passed it onto her inspector and they are going to call back and possibly remove them :) I did stress to her that i did not want to be identified and that was fine. Phew! Glad i got that over with, feel better now x
#25
Did she give any indication as to when they'll call back?
#26
Yes as were all dying to know what happens
#27
WELL DONE :)

If there is cruelty there you have just helped those animals that sadly can't help themselves.
Rep left for doing the right thing, I often think that people should need a license to keep animals and/or have children!
#28
I think you've done a good job there.
#29
................. so glad you decided to phone them, please keep us informed about the outcome :) Gold star for calling them :thumbsup:
#30
tessb
Did she give any indication as to when they'll call back?


they are going to call back later today, she asked if i knew when they would be in but its hit and miss with them. She is going to keep me informed, she seemed pretty nice
1 Like #31
crow99
WELL DONE :)

If there is cruelty there you have just helped those animals that sadly can't help themselves.
Rep left for doing the right thing, I often think that people should need a license to keep animals and/or have children!


I know exactly what you mean, i hope she keeps to her word and comes back this evening with her inspector. Fortunately all their children are grown up :)
#32
Just do it, ring them, they can't force a name out of you. I couldn't live with the conscience of knowing the animals were not being well cared for and not doing something about it. Better safe than sorry. Good luck.
#33
Very well done, from me as well. It takes some courage to report as you did. Let's hope that the RSPCA sort everything out and save those poor animals from further suffering. :thumbsup:
4 Likes #34
Thanks everyone and for all the rep! Will keep you updated on the animals :thumbsup:
#35
Aimee1985
Thanks everyone and for all the rep! Will keep you updated on the animals :thumbsup:

Yeah I'd really like to know what happens. Well done for reporting them!
#36
Well done for reporting it.

You definately did the right thing.
#37
Proud of you for reporting them, far too many people turn a blind eye to animal cruelty. Both my mutts are rescue dogs from the RSPCA, Monty was a healthy puppy but Bitsey had been severely beaten and neglected, which has scarred her for life.
Hopefully your actions will give these poor animals a new chance for a better life with a loving family. Well done once again.
1 Like #38
bitseylango
Proud of you for reporting them, far too many people turn a blind eye to animal cruelty. Both my mutts are rescue dogs from the RSPCA, Monty was a healthy puppy but Bitsey had been severely beaten and neglected, which has scarred her for life.
Hopefully your actions will give these poor animals a new chance for a better life with a loving family. Well done once again.


Aww thanks :oops: My mum has two golden retrievers one of which was from the rspca rescue center, they are lovely. Some people are so irresponsible. I would love a dog, my husband works away a lot and it would be nice to have the company but we have not got much of a garden and we go out a lot. Its a big responsibility :)
#39
yeah.. good on you to do that!!! Keep us updated on what happens.. its great to know the RSPCA were there in a flash!!
#40
definately report annon to RSPCA

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