Don’t Ignore A Problem!
I just listened to a story of someone living next to a person who had 3 dogs and 2 cats, and decided she didn’t want to live there anymore. So this person packed up her stuff, took the smallest dog with her, and headed out to a new place of living over an hour away. With no regards to the animals left behind, they were to fend for themselves inside this vacant home with no way out to go potty, no food, and no water. After about 2 days of no one showing up anymore and the dogs barking from inside the house like crazy, a neighbor popped over to see what was going on with the animals. Looking in the windows, she quickly realized these animals were simply left behind. When she made a phone call to the owner, she said her sons were taking care of the house and animals twice daily, although this was not the truth at all. So asking permission to enter the home and give the animals food and water, the friendly neighbor started going over a few times a day to let them out to go potty as well. Realizing the cats were eating dog food (which is not good for cats), she went to the store and picked up a bag of cat food. The owner insisted she was coming back for these animals in a matter of a couple days, but if the neighbor could find them all new homes, then she would just give them away (not even knowing who would take them or where they were going.) So the neighbor did everything she could to find a better home and better owner for these animals, but to no avail. A few days passed and the owner still never showed. In the meantime, the friendly neighbor was still going over to take care of them, although on one particular day, she found one of the dogs laying on the floor. This dog had died. Most likely from stress of her terrible living situation and lack of human attention and affection. Heart broken, the neighbor called animal control, made a report to press on the owner, and have the dog removed from the home. These stories are not far and few in between. Animals are left in abandoned homes and garages all the time. Most are left outside to bare the weather. If you see ANY animal in this kind of danger, please please please report it right away, do not hesitate to call and help, these animals need our voices! Do the right thing and help save an animals life.
In the end of all of this, that same friendly neighbor adopted 2 beautiful cats and 1 gorgeous Great Dane, and they all live very healthy and happily together.