Alvarado, TX: Abandoned 3rd time and Needs a Safe Place
3rd time in a year!
Sunday we found out that the neighbors in back of us had moved. They had a beautiful white dog that they kept chained to a telephone pole with a dog house. No shade at all. I guess they thought he would get into the dog house to get out of the sun (and COOK). When I investigated more closely, I found that he had no food, no water. What were they thinking: when he got hungry, he'd just go somewhere and someone would pick him up and feed him? Or shoot him? Or get run over? Sometimes I just hate people! God forgive me!
It's just unbelievable. He was really hungry. We moved his chain and dog house under the carport so he can have shelter. We're feeding him and making sure he has water at least twice a day. We let him off the chain to run. But we're not comfortable leaving him off for his own safety. He isn't very old - maybe a year. He has the most wonderful personality, smiles all the time. Happy, runs around barking. Comes and sits in front of you. Loves everybody. Starved for attention. Is not food aggressive. Loves to be brushed and petted. He doesn't know what to do with treats - buries them, I guess for his next meal.
A family moved in summertime in July and wanted to keep him. I don't know when they moved, but they're gone and he's still there. We are feeding him and caring for him. He has shelter - carport and 2 dog houses - is still on his steel cable, but we have no other way to contain him.
We obviously need help. Actually I think he may be house trained. The trailer was open yesterday and I went in looking for some clue of the owner. He came in with me and went over in the corner and laid down. He's very docile.