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    where i work in the adult psych community clinic, there is a youth clinic next door.
    yesterday, i noticed a young staffie tied up outside the clinic at 9am, 11.30 still there, 2pm still there, 4.30 and im now fantasizing its been abandoned, running over the story to feed the old man as to why this time ive brought another dog into the home to rehome.

    But sense prevailed, so i rang the unit manager of the youth clinic, expressed my concerns. Was told in no uncertain terms, she'd rather have some mutt tied up outside all day long, if it means the youth will attend the clinic as he has significant behavioural and emotional problems. I felt so relieved *sarcasm* Put some water down for the dog. And when i left work at 5.30 the dog was gone.

    Do other people see this as not good. Dog is under a year old. Its raining and cold and no shelter, nor food.
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    That is very sad. And part of me thinks that if they allow this youth to treat another living creature that they are responsible for with such disrespect, they will never be able to teach them to themselves with respect either. I briefly had a friend who took herself off to rehab for a minor habit and I witnessed her go downhill once she got stuck into the system. She is a lost cause now and I won't allow her anywhere near me or my child. And I still believe that if one of the tax funded counsellors had told her that the way to help herself was to go back to her job...

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    ... and to look after her dog, and treat the people around her with respect she would've been much better off than she is now. I do not believe in treating cases like that in an environment that is nothing like the real world.

    Sorry, rant over.

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    I think that's disgusting actually. That poor pup should be in such a better, caring environment with a kind owner.

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    That's neglect, pretty much - especially if it wasn't given any water all day. It probably won't kill the dog, but it will grow up tough being subjected to that kind of treatment.

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    i take the dog in a heart beat if i saw it there all day poor staffie it sounds like it needs some love of a resposable owner
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    If I'd saw that happen again I'd probably take the dog home and leave note where the owner can pick it up... along with a lecture on how to not treat a dog.

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    Maybe if you see it happen again write a small note and attach it to the dog's collar - something along the lines of "Hello it's me, your dog. You are a fantastic owner and I love to go places with you, but I need a source of water and shelter from the weather or I will get sick." A lot of the time it helps to put your criticism in a positive way so as not to beat down a person's self esteem. You don't want them to feel like a terrible irresponsible owner, you just want them to learn to look after their dog better.

    If you make them think about what could happen if they don't look after their dog properly, a lot of the time they will do the right thing. If he's got emotional problems and needs to attend a youth clinic, the last thing he needs is his dog getting sick from dehydration and exposure.
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    I'll keep an eye out on monday. If its there again, i'll take it leaving a note as to how they can get it back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bernie View Post
    I'll keep an eye out on monday. If its there again, i'll take it leaving a note as to how they can get it back.
    I don't think you should do that. All that would do is make the owner angry and less likely to change their behaviour in the future. If you want to help, leave a friendly note with the dog telling them what they are doing wrong. Trust me, being nice gets much better results, and you are doing this for the dog not yourself.

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