||[Apr. 30th, 2006|06:29 pm]
The Question Club
On my way home from my friend's house, which is about an hour from my house, I saw a dog on the side of the road who looked very thin, like he had not been fed or taken care of in a long time. I called my friends and we tried to get the dog to come to us, but he just went further and further back into the field/woods. I called animal control and all the shelters in the area, the ASPCA, the local news station...everyone I could think of or look up in the phone book, and they are all closed. I called the Sheriff's department and they said they will call animal control (apparently they have another number because when I tried I got no one). The woman I spoke to said that animal control may not come and get the dog since its not being viscious and that the Sheriff's department can't do anything because they are "too busy". The area where the dog is has been having massive brush fires since last night and all the police and fire and resuce workers are busy with that. |
I don't know what else to do. I felt horrible leaving the dog there, but we tried for about an hour to get it to come to us and it just would not. What else can I do? Does anyone have any ideas? Please help!
EDIT: We went and gave him food and water, which he gobbled up. A lady drove by that said she has seen him out there for four or five days now! Well, way to go and call someone lady! I will be making calls again in the morning when everything is open again. He seems to be staying in the same area so hopefully he won't be hard to find when someone goes to get him.
EDIT 2, Next Day: I got ahold of animal control this morning and they said they'd put in a call but if the dog kept running from them and did not want to be rescued, there wasn't much they could do (argh!). I talked to my friend at school who works at the animal shelter (I tried getting ahold of her yesterday when all this was going on and couldn't). She said that if they get the dog, they won't automatically destroy it, they will put it in the shelter. He had a collar on (I couldn't tell if there were tags), so hopefully they will see that he is/was somone's pet and try to save him. My friend who lives out there passed by the area this morning and said she did not see the dog. :( But, he could have been seeking shade in the nearby field where he kept running away to. Keeping my fingers crossed that they rescue him!