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Old 02-16-2010, 07:05 AM
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Exclamation Dog on second floor balcony....was I wrong?

So yesterday I was driving through my neighborhood down a main st. Now, I knew of this family last spring who got a yellow lab puppy and seemed to love him to pieces. Now, that he is a 10 month old unaltered teen it seems as though his hang out spot is a front porch balcony with a 3 ft. rod iron fence around it . I live in Mass. and it was quite cold yesterday morning. I was out for almost two hours doing errands and when I drove by again he was still out there. No bed, no water, no toys, NOTHING! Just a poor young dog chasing his tail and he was shaking from the cold. Well, I called the police station and reported it. I told them the situation and they said the dog officer was off cause of the holiday but that they would send a cruiser over there ASAP. Was I wrong to do that? I was told that I should mind my own business
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Old 02-16-2010, 07:10 AM
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I would have done the same thing. And I probably would have been told to mind my own business, as well, but who cares, since you just helped that pup?

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Old 02-16-2010, 07:16 AM
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Thanks seriously though, you would hope that the dog would be smart enough not to jump. But, my thought was that if another dog was going by the house with its owner and the balcony dog put his paws up over the 3 ft rails there is a chance of him falling if he leans over to far. That was my worry and why I wasn't going to mind my business Plus I told the person who told me that to go fly a put it nicely
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:22 AM
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Thank you for caring.
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:08 AM
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You did the right thing .
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:10 AM
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I think you made the right decision.
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:16 AM
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I think you made the right decision! if he really NEEDS to be out there then a dog house with proper insulation should be there for him! poor lil guy was probably freezing
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:37 AM
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you did the right thing, by law they at the very least MUST provide him with protection from "extreem temps" and water, and it sounds like they wernt providing either...

i too would also be concerend about the short rail, ive seen dogs get deseprate enough to try and jump something like that.

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Old 02-16-2010, 09:54 AM
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GOod for you. Poor baby.

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Old 02-16-2010, 12:05 PM
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Good for you!! I woulda called it in too.

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