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Old 05-14-2018, 09:49 AM
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So I know this is the pet forum, but this is somewhat pet related. The tenants (we have a rental) are babysitting for this ultra cute pit bull puppy who is 100% totally white, and very cute. She is about full sized at the moment, and for some reason, she knows how to jump a fence (this whould have been discouraged long ago). So the renter put her on a chain (the chain attached to the doghouse) inside the 5 foot cinder-block fence that goes around the rental property.

Last night I was writing a paper and heard a crying dog. It got my attention, but I did nothing. I then heard it again, and again, and it was getting more urgent, more "scared" sounding, and also seemed very close.

I went out (gradually) opened our gate, looked around for the sound, and found the little white pitbull hanging from her neck with the chain totally wedged in the gate of the 5-foot fence! She was strangling, and I felt awful because I did not come right away. (Her owners were somewhere else).

I struggled to get her off because the leash was badly wedged. I had never met the dog so I was a bit concerned she might bite me, but I was more worried about her welfare. So I finally got her un-hung, brought her into my yard, gave her some water, and calmed her down (I did not want her to jump again).

Finally, the tenant came back and I explained what had happened. He then put her on a shorter leash so she had very little ability to move.

So now I am taking apart my kennel (which is my shade house) to bring over for the dog to use.

So now my orchids are going to be on a table under the tree.
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Old 05-14-2018, 10:21 AM
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You are a gem, Optimist. I think your story raises a few questions for me, though. To start, why is the dog outside? Isn't it super hot where you are? Just askin'...
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Old 05-14-2018, 03:46 PM
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She was an indoor dog. They put it outside because they just moved in and did not want the dog to scratch the finish of the floor with her nails. She was very scared and lonely. Anyway, today we found they had lied about "dogsitting" and it is theirs, but they are "giving it away." Sheesh. In this town that means it will end up in the pound somehow.

The dog house is under a giant tree. The dog is in the house today because we brought a piece of plywood over so they can keep it in the kitchen.

Sadly, as pretty and cute as she is, I am not taking her, and we already have a dog (and a cat) left by a past tenant.
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Well, I can relate to part of this, the floor part. Booties? Nail covers? Why did they rent a place that wasn't a good fit for that member of the family? Apparently, she's expendable. I wonder what else they've lied about? Maybe they can post her on social media? This is all wrong on several levels. You've gone the extra mile for sure! Stories, Optimist, I have stories...
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Old 05-14-2018, 06:26 PM
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Oh yeah, the average rent is about 700$ but we rent it for 300$ and the time before last time we had a guy who "invited" a bunch of homeless people to live there, and with them came a parking lot full of cars coming and going at all times of the day or night, (buying crack) then last time, it was a lady whose female dog constantly got knocked up by a pit bull who jumped the fence so she always had puppies around (I kind of like one of them too!), and you know-- I am sticking to my guns. No more dogs! Why don't people around here get them fixed? They also invited a huge extended family to live in the house (this is a little tiny 400-500 SF house). I love the whole idea of family, but really, this is ridiculous, and it is also breaking the lease (I actually finally got him to use a contract! after the "crack-house" thing.)

I know they have probably lied about other things. I'm sorry to say that this is a town where lying is par for the course. And to get a 300$ separate house with a landlord who is so easy going is really worth a lot.
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We often say that people move to the county to have a place to out their junk and let their dogs run loose. Our neighbor, who triple cuts his lawn, has 3 beagles who are apparently untrained. Stepping out in the deck, 400' away sets off the baying. And on and on it goes...
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Optimist, you are an angel for saving that poor dog from hanging and trying your best to help her situation now. I think the orchids will understand.

So the owners want to "give her away." Is there any chance you can talk them into surrendering her to a reputable rescue group? I have no idea what part of New Mexico you are in, but there must be dog rescue organizations in your area, some of them perhaps dedicated to the pittie breeds. Just a quick Google search turned up this one in Albuquerque:

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It's terrible for any dog to have to live their life chained up outside. Dogs are social creatures that need to feel like they are part of a family. My hope is that this dog's fate is not yet sealed and that she still has a chance to find a loving home.
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She's an angel of a land lord, too.
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Old 05-14-2018, 10:42 PM
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we put up the kennel. The little dog did not jump over it or climb it (waiting for the other shoe to drop).

You know? it is worse than you think-- as far as the dog being banished to the outside-- I think she is deaf. She can't hear a thing. And no these people spend no time with her, and I wonder what they were thinking.

no, there are no rescues here. This is a small town of 30K. You also cannot give a dog to a rescue unless you are the owner, or if you are a rescue yourself. The so-called shelter kills them. If they are turned in they are killed that day. If they are found on the street they have 3 days to live. Their bail is 500 dollars and no one can pay that, so most people just let them euthanize the dog and then get another puppy.

Hate it here-- moving soon.
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White pit bulls are all deaf.
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