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Quote:Dunkirk, New York in Chautauqua County

Peppy is a 15 yeard old Husky who has been confined to a metal cage her entire life. She has never felt the grass between her toes, she walks on an open grate, and her health is deteriorating. She has no one to talk to, no real warm shelter during New York's freezing temperatures. She needs out and we need to effectively contact the people below to get the word out please write to the media outlets, pass this on to everyone you know to put the pressure on the officials who care to do nothing

More on the story here:
http://forums.petfinder.com/viewtopic.php?t=153631&start=0

Yahoo group:
http://pets.groups.yahoo.com/group/help_Peppy/





Please politely contact the following to help FREE Peppy:

CITY OF DUNKIRK - ACO WALLY BAKER 716-934-4539/716-363-0058
716-679-8303 CELL

TOWN OF DUNKIRK - DOGS ERIC SALISBURY 716-366-3967/716-366-3544

Chautauqua County SPCA
http://www.spcapets.com/

Chautauqua County Elected Officials
http://www.co.chautauqua.ny.us/dept/deptframe.htm
 

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OMG!!! How awful!!!!! That poor dog....
 

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Oh, that's here! There has been a lot of discussion about this dog on Craig's List and on pf. Technically there is no violation there with his housing. He has shelter and food and water. There is a little narrow tin shed thing behind that cage.

It's a horrible situation. I'm not sure what's going on now but I know that people have been calling the animal control authorities there day and night.
 

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As I have said before, I will say it again: I HATE PEOPLE!
 

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Oh that is so incredibly sad

Makes me sick to know that people can be so cruel and keep a pet locked up like that when they've had many offers for a GOOD home for this poor guy.
 

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I so wish he was in alabama b/c legally here he can be removed no questions about it. If I was a neighbor of these people I would steal that dog in the middle of the night!! I know, how mature of me but I would do it and get that pup a better home. So incredibly sad. I knew I shouldn't have looked at this post :-(

That is absolutely terrible. Why in the **** do these people even have a dog in the first place? I sure as heck hope they don't have kids.
 

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Hopefully people are realizing the problem isn't (sadly) the poor life for the past 15 years for this dog.

It's the LAWS that make this ok. Cause in most states, as long as a dog has food, water and shelter, then there is no offense and the dog owner is considered 'responsible'.

So if you want to really make a difference, contact your legislators in EVERY state, to change the law. Otherwise, this will continue.
 

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Re: Stuck in Crate for 15 years (Husky)--UPDATE

Before you call, read this.

"Thank you for your e-mail regarding the complaint of alleged animal
cruelty involving a dog named Peppy. This dog is owned by an individual
who lives in the City of Dunkirk. I personally contacted the Chief of
Police in Dunkirk to inquire into the allocations made regarding the
care of the dog and to get an update on the investigation by the Police
Department. The Dunkirk Police requested that the Chautauqua
County SPCA assist them with their investigation. We also contacted
the SPCA investigator who was assigned to this complaint for a status
report.
During the investigation the SPCA investigator contacted the dog's
owner at his residence and inspected the living conditions of the
animal which he determined to be adequate. At the request of the
SPCA investigator the owner voluntarily agreed to allow for a
veterinarian to examine Peppy to determine her medical condition.
The Veterinarian did a complete physical assessment of the animal
and determined her to be a healthy 16 year old female Husky.

Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.

Sheriff"

As I said earlier, the owner is in compliance with the law. Calling animal control will not help in any way. As Wisc Tiger says, it's the laws that need to change.
 

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Well, it is too bad someone can't just "kidnap" the dog. I know it is not the best solution but can you imagine 15 years of this kind of life? I look at my Halley & Sammy and say thank heaven they are here.

But you are right. The laws must be changed. At first, I was hoping this was not the USA but sadly it is.

Pat
 

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There are so many dogs living like this in the U.S. If not in a little run then on a logging chain with a dog house, or what was once a dog house.

A lot of people have said they are going to just take the dog but I guess it's not that easy because she's still there.

Hopefully her story will inspire someone to get involved in helping out with rescue.
 

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Re: Stuck in Crate for 15 years (Husky)--UPDATE

This is pathetic

The owner has another dog who's allowed to live in the house and he isn't even interested in selling Penny.
 

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Re: Stuck in Crate for 15 years (Husky)--UPDATE

I hate to admit this less you all think badly of me........but, I would definately steal this dog if I was in that area, believe me I would have no problem living with myself, being legal doesn't make it right or fair to that poor dog.
 

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Re: Stuck in Crate for 15 years (Husky)--UPDATE

I don't think badly of you as I would do the same thing. However, the post previously was absolutely correct. We need to change the laws. Dog ownership should be not a guaranteed right but a privilege. All dogs deserve more than this & I am sure that there are many dogs out there now that have not made the news and are living the same--if not worst.
 

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Re: Stuck in Crate for 15 years (Husky)--UPDATE

DDB has been trying to get her out of there for 2 years. And I would bet people are driving by all of the time now trying to figure out how to get the dog out. Maybe the guy is sitting there on his porch with a shotgun, I don't know.
 

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Re: Stuck in Crate for 15 years (Husky)--UPDATE

I can't - for the life of me - understand why someone would want to keep a dog in these conditions. *sigh* Thank goodness for all of you who are contacting the lawmakers. I hope we make a difference.
 

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Re: Stuck in Crate for 15 years (Husky)--UPDATE

Why wait until a dog is sixteen years old and then say that you are going to steal the dog to get it out of there?

Sorry, but if you steal that dog, she might just be so frightened by EVERYTHING that she may expire. If the dog was seven or eight, I could understand maybe.

But if ANYONE steals that dog plan on having a criminal record. Remember Tammy Grimes? I don't know about you, but I have to work for a living and I know that employers do not necessary look kindly upon convictions for theft.

I was talking to a fellow that had raised shepherds in the past this weekend. He had a little place in one of the burgs on my way back from the dog show. There were outdoor kennels for sale and I wanted to look around. I brought Rushie out of the car and the guy came out and I talked to him for quite a while. He showed me a kennel that looked about four foot by eight foot and said you could keep two GSDs in there. They would get plenty of excersize if you kept two in there.

Sorry. Rush could barely turn around in there, without touching something.

Change the law? But to what? Are you going to change the law to say that a dog cannot be chained or kenneled outdoors?

There is a humane society person saying that the dog's living conditions are adequate. There is a vet saying the animal is healthy and sixteen. The dog is not lying caked in fecies. I don't know. I wouldn't keep an animal like this. But some of you would not keep animals they way I do.

I would not keep an animal the way some of you do.

When we ask for laws to dictate how we manage our animals, some of us will not be happy with what the people come up with.

I really do not like the idea that a large working dog is kept in a small pen 24/7. I cannot figure out why the people want the dog if the dog is actually in the cage 24/7. I think that much better than trying to ask the government to get involved, people should get together and lodge a peaceful and lawful campaign against the owner, which seems to be happening. News stories, telephone calls, letters, etc.

I think anyone that goes in and steals the dog IS a thief and needs to be charged in criminal court. The dog is not in danger of dying or suffering physically. The idea is that the dog is suffering mentally. This is an imprecise science at best. If the dog has known nothing other than this cage, then the dog doesn't really know any better.

What amazes me is noise. Huskies can be a terrible nuisance if they are bored. They bark and yap and carry on. So if this dog is really that poorly cared for, I am amazed that the police haven't been called for the noise nuisance.

I have vacationed in Dunkirk, NY, several years and love the area.
 
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