Results Of A Chained Unsocialized GSD
An old neighbor contacted me about a guy who left his 3 year GSD chained in the back yard and hasn't returned. Nobody was coming by to feed the dog and she's been feeding him for about a week now,and has tried to get in contact with the owner,but hasn't gotten any response. I didn't have any room for him,but another rescue friend had space available. I rode over there with her to meet the dog,and he took treats, was very friendly and glad to see someone else. This dog had 4 different lengthed ropes tied around his neck, plus a chain. None of the collars were embedded,but they were so tight they had to be cut off.
I had to go back to the car to get a crate and that's when I heard her screaming.This dog had her pinned down and managed to put several large puncture wounds in her head. She has experience in dealing with dogs that have testy temperaments,and wasn't leary of this dog at all. She did say that she tripped over his leash,and that may have been what set the whole thing off. A man happened to be walking down the street and helped me get the dog off of her.
Someone else in the neighborhood saw what was happening and called AC. The officer knew both of us and was aware of the work that we do with shelters but still had to take this dog in.
According to the woman who's been looking after him and other neighbors, this dog has been chained up for his entire life. A lot of people didn't like it, but because he was being 'provided for', there was nothing AC could do about it at the time.
I am writing this because I think that this could have been avoided if this man would have taken the time to socialize his dog,instead of chaining him up and leaving him like garbage.Nobody knows where this guy is and he may get away with this,while his dog has to pay for his selfishness.
Last edited by Gharrissc; 01-30-2013 at 11:36 PM.