About 13 years ago I lived in (removed), next to people who did
very much the same thing to their puppy.
I had two dogs, a big fenced yard and a doghouse for the
daytime when I was at work. The dogs weren't chained but had fresh
water & food available. When I came home from work "the girls"
came in the house, had dinner, love & usually snuck onto the couch
at night, with morning hugs on my bed. This poor little puppy
would see our life & couldn't understand why she wasn't treated
I listened to these ignorant people beat & abuse this sweet
little puppy for nine months. She was always chained to the back
of the house; I think that they finally gave her a "doghouse"
after I complained to the SPCA many times about the abuse.
Christmas came & I decided that I could no longer witness this
cruelty and that something had to be done. A family member in
another city was willing to take her in & so we rescued her.
I had a very nice policeman at my door the following day to
follow up on the "investigation" of the dog being
missing/abducted. We discussed the the complaints I'd filed and
the abuse I'd witnessed. He said that it was too bad she was
missing and shook my hand & said that where ever she was that
hopefully she'd found a better home (with a smile & a wink). What
a nice man he was.
The sad side of the story is that she had an incurable liver
disease & died about 4 months later, even though my friend spent
over $3000 at the vet. But in my heart I know that I at least gave
her a second chance at a life she might have never known.
"If I do not speak, who will speak for me".