I have been a dog lover all my life and thought most dogs in this country were well treated so I was really shocked and upset when I saw this little guy on a chain not far from where I live. I couldn't believe my eyes at first, but when I got up closer I saw that a pup was chained to a box and surrounded by mud and poop, there wasn't even a water bowl, he was drinking out a filthy puddle that had his own poop in it. I went home and got food and water for him and a dry blanket and then I phoned the SPCA who told me that as long as I was giving him food and water then he had food and water, and the box was a shelter. They basically hung up on me when I started to argue with them. There wasn't anything for me to do but go get the pup so I did, and I'll do it again, anytime.