The weather this time of year makes me feel sorry for the little things that can’t get out of the elements. They have to endure the rain, the cold, and the wind. What makes me furious is when people force their pets to be outside, exposing them to winter conditions.
There is a house in my neighborhood, I won’t give the address, I’ll just say its near Garfield playfield, that keeps a pit bull caged outside with absolutely no shelter from the weather. It is cooped up in a chain-link cage and is never let out. If its raining, its out there. If its snowing, its out there. It has no way to seek shelter and I have never seen anyone let it out. I assume it gets fed, because its still alive.
The owner knows this is wrong because he surrounds the cage with junk to obscure its visibility from the street.
To me, this is nothing more than animal cruelty. Am i right? Who should I contact to report this?
I don’t understand why people have animals and don’t take care of them. I think that you can tell alot about a person by the way they treat animals. So what does this tell me?? This guy’s a scumbag!!
Man, that is a hard thing to see. The Seattle Animal Shelter’s website has a page about what constitutes cruelty or neglect as well as how to report it: http://www.cityofseattle.net/animalshelter/anticruelty-program.htm. It would probably be beneficial to report the neighbor in this case so an officer can follow up and determine whether or not it does qualify as abuse or neglect. The website says you can request your report to be confidential. The dog definitely deserves better.
Sorry, not sure why that link didn’t work. Here it is again: http://www.cityofseattle.net/animalshelter/anticruelty-program.htm
And the phone number is (206)386-PETS.
Thanks. I just called and they’re sending someone out.