Tuesday, April 5, 2016

A Sad Account

Me & Stanley are turning the blog over to mom for a serious thing.


For those of you on Facebook, you heard about this last night . . . I was so angry I was still trembling when the police came.

I was standing in front of our picture window and happened to notice one of the neighbors as she was walking towards her dog pen.  She has 2 dogs, a dark brown one and a golden lab named Sadie.  The reason we know the lab's name is because her voice carries as she yells "Sadie Sit!" which is immediately followed by a tirade of "bad dog".  They got Sadie as a pup maybe just less than 2 years ago.  The dark brown dog, I will call Brownie, was already an adult.

The dogs were jumping around as she approached the dog pen.  She walked to one side and then another, then repeated.  Her posture told me she was not happy about something though I could not tell what the problem was.  She backed away and retrieved a watering wand from the yard (attached to a hose already).  She immediately starts spraying Sadie, drenching her and then focusing on her face.  Sadie retreated into the dog house to get away from the water so then the woman just sprays directly into the dog house.  After several minutes, she stopped spraying the water and as soon as Sadie would poke her head out of the dog house she would turn the water on, right in Sadie's face. 

This went on long enough that my gut was churning.  Then she goes in the pen, grabs a chain, clips it on Sadie's collar and starts wailing on Sadie.  I had a good view of this since I had grabbed the binoculars.  It was sickening.  I immediately rushed out our deck door and screamed at her "Stop hitting that dog!"  She stopped and marched straight into the house.  About 10 minutes later she came out of the house, walking through the yard closest to me, and took Sadie to the front and into the garage.  Minutes later the woman walked out her front door.  I don't know what the purpose of putting Sadie in the garage was but the woman didn't stay there with her very long.  

As this unfolded, I called police dispatch.  It was in the evening so the dispatcher said she would have a police officer call me and it would be referred to Animal Control in the morning.  She asked me a few more questions then changed her mind and said she was sending out an officer.  About a minute before the officer came to our house, a vehicle backed out of the woman's garage.  I couldn't tell who was in the vehicle.

The officer who responded ironically used to be our Animal Control officer.  I knew him from working on the Dog Park.  He came in the house and looked out our window as I explained what happened.  He said he would make contact with the woman and then have Animal Control follow up.  He said if no one was at the house he would come back again because he was on duty until 2am.  We talked for some time.  

After he left I watched him pull up to the woman's house and knock on the door.  No one answered so he parked a few houses away and waited awhile before leaving.  Soon after it got dark.  The car came back.  I don't know if the officer made contact with her or not but I believe he would do as he said.

So today (Tuesday) Brownie is the only dog in the dog pen.  I don't know if Sadie is in the garage, gone, or what.  I will update if I find out anything more.


33 comments:

  1. Ugh. People these days. Good thing you called the police...I hope Sadie is okay!

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  2. Let's pray that Sadie has been given to a family who deserve her. I am so angry for you. I know it is hard, but if you see something again, you should try and tape it so you have the evidence.
    I have no other nice words to say about this.

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  3. I am saying a prayer for Sadie. I hate people who would hurt an animal. It hurts my heart.

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  4. You did the right thing. When a dog has "behavior" issues it's 99.9 percent from the owner not spending the quality time to teach them. I hope poor Sadie has a safe loving home soon.

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  5. this is just terrible and so sad. poor Sadie. wasn't Brownie being mistreated at one time? We don't get why people like this have dogs or are allowed to have dogs. thank you so much for sticking up for Sadie. we will pray she is ok. we hope the police and animal control can find some recourse against this person. purrs,

    pip, smidgen, minnie,hollie, sharpie, ditto

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  6. Let's hope that at least your intervention will cause that woman to at least be charged with animal cruelty. We hope they will also do something to get the other dog out of the house.

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  7. Poor baby! Thank you for calling the animal police on this horrible woman!

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  8. Oh My ..... I don't know what to say. I only hope poor Sadie is ok and the authorities find out what THAT WOMAN has done with her and take her and the other dog away from her and ban her from EVER owning a dog again. I'll never understand such cruelty. Charlie's Mum .... Lynn.

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  9. It's horrible to see animals mistreated. You did the right thing...

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  10. Some people just don't deserve to have dogs - I wonder how that woman would like having water sprayed in her face? Praayers going out for Sadie and Brownie
    Mom Kim

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  11. I don't even have words. I hope Sadie is alright and wish someone would ban this family from dog ownership...period.

    Thanks for being there and standing up for Sadie.

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  12. I am literally sick to my stomach right now. I am so glads the police officer is on it. I can't even think of what HBO wordies would have come out of Ma's mouth if she would have seen this torture. You did the right thingie fursure! And, I agree, God forbid if there is a next time, record it so they can't deny it happened. And maybe they will get banned from owning animals in the future.
    This makes me so very sad for Sadie and Brown Dog. I pray they are okays, and that woman rehomes them to a loving family who will treat them with love and respect.
    Murphy and Stanley, you keep watch, and make sure to alert your Moms if you see anythings!
    Murphy, my STUD MUFFIN, I hopes you are well and barked your arse off at that hideous woman! We are so lucky. though...Ma did take me to the vetties today, and I must say....the INDIGNITIES! No one should do what they did to me todays! I will tells you abouts it tomorrows....
    Kisses,
    Your Fiance, the one who is recovering from the tortures of the vetties, Ruby ♥

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  13. This is so sickening ,thank you for standing up for poor Sadie. This women should not have any pets and hopefully they can charge her with animal cruelty
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  14. Oh no!!!!!!!!!!! That is terrible!
    That woman should go to jail, and not have any pets!!
    I know your soo upset,, and we are feeling like you are,, worrying about Sadie and the other dog Brownie too.
    This is sooo sick
    love
    tweedles

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  15. Thats just Horrible, Good thing that you called the police. Hopefully sadie is ok.

    Wags
    Oreo

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  16. Sad and frightening. Well done you for taking prompt action.
    Fingers and paws crossed here for both the poor dogs.

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  17. Hari OM
    Having been an interventionist on a neighbour and dogs (different scenario, but no less traumatic) I totally heart-thump with you Carol. I do so hope you find out the 'play' of this - just to ease your own worry as well as for closure of Sadie's story. Huggies and POTP for the unknown... YAM xx

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  18. those kind of people make me sick - they just shouldn't be allowed to have dogs at all - thank you so much for getting involved and calling the police.

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  19. We read this post during the middle of the night when Mommy was having trouble sleeping. This story was so horrible. She had hoped it was just a bad dream she was having. So, we came back to your blog this morning to see if you posted about this or not -- we are so sad this story is true. We hope Sadie will get to find her forever home somewhere else.

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  20. Mom--- I can't take people sometimes. I wish I could do to them what they do to their lovable breathing pet. Kudos to you!! Mom would have done the same thing while saying HBO words. It's just like when they leave their pet in a locked hot car. I hope she gets arrested for animal cruelty.
    Mom (Lily & Edward)

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  21. Oh, poor Sadie!! We just hurt for her. We're glad she has someone like you to look out for her, since her owner obviously isn't!

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  22. We would be very upset if we saw that too! Some people shouldn't have doggies!

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  23. Oh no. Thank you for getting involved. I pray for those pups!
    KZK

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  24. I don't know if I am more heartbroken or sickened at the thought of what happened to Sadie. Please keep us posted because my mind is racing with worry.

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  25. This put knots in Mom's stomach and mine.

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  26. We are just sick reading about this, we hates that woman, we hope dear Sadie is alright and is living in a new home. We are worried. stella rose

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  27. Dear God this eats my guts out. I am sick to my stomach. I applaud your bravery for calling and getting involved. Too many people would just turn a blind eye. I am praying the dog is ok. God bless you xoxo DakotasDen

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  28. This is so sad. Sadie desires a loving family, not a nut case.

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  29. What a sad story. We hope Sadie is okay! :(

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  30. I'm so sorry and my tears are running while reading.... why o why some doggies have to bear such bad things... thanks for calling the officials, I hope there is help for Sadie...

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  31. People like that shouldn't be allowed to have animals or children. You were good to call the police. Fingers crossed all ends well for Sadie and Brownie. ღ

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  32. Thank you for standing up for Sadie and Brownie and calling the police. What an evil woman, I hope the dogs are ok.

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  33. hello murphy and stanley its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am glad yore mama calld the poleese on that meen dog abyoozing hyooman hyoomans shud no not to treet us dogs that way!!! i bet saya and her katana wood hav sumthing to say to that socalld lady abowt this!!! ok bye

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