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Old 05-31-2019, 09:04 AM
Location: NY in body, Mayberry in spirit.
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Originally Posted by TheOldPuss View Post
Agreed, NY Joe, but I wouldn't do anything without filing an animal cruelty case with the local authorities first. You never know who could be watching.

I cannot STAND situations such as this very sad, and disturbing example regarding Toby. IMO, there are simply too many subhumans who have possession of animals. These abusers should be dealt with the same cruelty with which they inflict.
While I recognize that filing a complaint is the appropriate first step, I found out that it is seldom an instant solution. A local animal control officer told me that the minimum standards for how someone can legally treat their dog, at least in my county, are pretty low. It makes it hard to prove neglect.

I have realized that one difference between a more rural state, as opposed to NY, is the attitude towards pets. Many people here are raised to think of dogs as outside animals, needing only some shelter, food and water. Companionship is often not a concern. This is especially true of many hunters. Also the Amish(they have a problematic reputation regarding animals).
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