…and not to be abandoned in the backyard when their owners leave.
A few nights ago upon return from getting the mail, I noticed my neighbor Yoshi (grandmother to the kids in the wagon from a previous post) walking with one of her grandsons over to the house across the street. She told me she was going over to feed the dogs because the people living in this house had moved out and the property was being foreclosed on. She had a plastic grocery bag filled with dog kibble and was throwing it over the fence. She was concerned that they didn’t have water.
Where the neighbors in that house just moved out this past weekend I thought surely they must be returning to get their dogs. This has to be a temporary situation. I remembered seeing one of the little dogs chasing a little boy on a bike over the summer. The little boy lived in the house with a ton of other people. There were at least 4-6 vehicles parked at that house most of the time. One was never sure who really lived there and who was just visiting. Regardless, we all waved hello when coming or going.
Last night after work I saw that it still appeared no one was coming back to take these poor dogs. I called the local animal shelter which directed me to the county shelter. Someone, probably Yoshi, had already called them and a detective was coming out to investigate. I heard the dogs barking from across the street still so they are definitely still there. Poor things. It rained last night, too.
When I think of my animals, my dog and ferret, they are my kids. How could anyone just up and leave without them? It doesn’t matter what your circumstances are. There are places to surrender your pets if you can no longer keep them. How lazy and irresponsible! While I don’t usually hope bad things on people, I do hope they are found and given a fine. There is absolutely no reason for a situation like this to ever occur. No reason whatsoever. Losers.