on my way to the commissary I saw an animal laying on the ground. I called the county animal control to tell them that there was a sick or dead dog at the end of my driveway, which was like 3 hours ago. When I came home from shopping I saw the poor animal still laying there. It doesnt look like its breathing, its a tan pit/boxer mix. I called animal control back once i got home and the lady said that the officer was aware but that she wasnt sure they were going to be able to get out here by today. It was probably a hit and run and its just sick how some people treat there animals..
Completley agree. It isnt that Im not sorry for what happend to that dog or any other animal that is hit. But its already dead and there isnt much else you can do for it.
they didn't know that it was dead though, they could have just sent someone to check it out. saying they wont be there in the same day is pretty ridiculous. if it were my dog i'd want someone to care and try to help. niki i agree it totally sucks! however i will say that i would have just helped him myself, instead of letting him lay there if i knew noone was coming for him. i waited with that darn horse for over an hour calling over and over and getting a friend to post on here for ppl to come help to make sure that someone was sent, and that could have saved his life so i would have done the same with the dog i'm sure. still very sad :(
Its not like I dont have any compassion, because I obviously do, hence me going to help that horse. I guess I just have a different feeling/opinion about it since he/she was already dead. Like Rae said, Id rather them help a living animal in need than a dead one.
CG i didnt say you didnt have any compassion, lol i know you helped the horse. i was just saying that i think it sucks they couldn't get anyone there within the same day, especially if they weren't 100% positive that it was dead when she first made the call. I don't have alot of sympathy for them considering my previous experience...maybe they just need some more staff, idk.
I will say that Animal Control did a good job when we had to call them a couple weeks ago. It was easily 930pm and it only took them about 20 minutes from the time the Sheriff's Dept. called Animal Control for them to get to us and the poor doggie. He was alive, though. I was too much of a chicken to call and see if they had to put him down. I cried enough waiting with him :(
I went to go see if it was still alive and to give it water, unfortunately it was already dead..they still suck and it shouldnt take me calling them twice and other people calling about it too for them to come...even if it was alive i could have helped it but i didnt want to risk getting bit or bringing home some kind of disease, considering I have two dogs and a baby kitten that doesnt have all of its shots...and i'm sure if it was one of yalls dog that was laying dead on the side of the road it would be a totally different story huh?
niki, I truly understand your concern, I also understand the problems San Bernardino currently has with its work force...This is the largest county in the state, and yet with recent layoffs due to economic problems everywhere, there are only 6 animal control officers to cover over 20,000 square miles...I wouldn't be surprised if it takes them two days to get out here....
Well Im calling them tomorrow to make a few complaints about neighborhood dogs running loose! Just roaming the streets unattended. The owners let the dogs out to go potty, then the dogs go back in the house after doing their business in other peoples yards! BS if ya ask me!
yeah it was right after i had surgery and my MIL and husband and i went for a walk down our street and back to get me so fresh air. we were turning around at the end and heading back when i heard my dog back. I turned just in time to throw myself over the stroller and the baby. thank god my GERMAN SHEAPARD was there to hold the dog off long enough for my husband to run over and pull the dog away. THANK GOD all he had was a few scraches on his face and arms. we were lucky!
Couple of months ago I was on Leer just before Pole line and there was a dog laying on the road as I got closer it picked its head up. I stopped and moved him off the road and called animal control and when they came they told me that the county allows approx. 50 dollars per dog which allows for an exam to see if he is adoptable. I asked him what will happen to this one and he told me it will be put down. I called four different vets and couldn't find anyone to donate their services to help. The dog was taken and sadly put down. The system is flawed.
If the system wasn't flawed they would take care of that problem to.
Its not the "systems" fault stupid people get pets they cannot take care of. People need to think of the responsibility they are taking on when getting a pet. Its not a fashion statement, where they get a pet, then decide "we cannot take it with us" or "we are having a baby and will not be able to give it the attention it deserves" and so on! Animal Control cannot go door to door and see who owns a pet and who doesn't.
I don't know why you are getting your panties in a wad YDKM. I'm clearly on your side. We are attacking the problem from different sides. You want to fix the stupid people? Well put a better system in place. For example: 1. make breading puppies privately illegal. 2. Use a system similar to what the gun shops use to keep track of buyers and sellers. The shelter I volunteered at in VA. did back ground checks for any animal related crimes. They would not adopt to anyone that has given dogs or cats up for adoption either. Before the adoption was finalized the adopting persons home was inspected for safety and habitability for said animal. Does this seem like a lot to go through? Maybe, but more pets will get better homes. Some think it is to much crap to go through to get a pet. If they can't take the time to do it, then they are not devoted enough to own a pet.