a dog in my street has been abandoned, it is a beautiful maremma that has hardly been handled. it has been surviving on it's own and is patrolling a bigger range each week. it has finally made it to the edge of town. it has been coming back to it's home.
all the people in the area know the dog and owner and we are talking about doing something, I am talking the least extreme options.
the owner does not seem to care and is incapable of catching it, it is being attacked by local pets but defends itself, how it or a pet has not been killed or severely injured only a matter of time.
I decided to log a complaint to RSPCA, very murky as the dog is prolly considered not owned by anyone.
the RSPCA unofficially told me it has zero likelihood of passing their temp test, I agree.
I can not take it in.
I rang a maremma rescue in NSW said they will take it if I can get it there. I was also told I should get a letter from the owner saying I own it. not keen to have a dog at large in my name until it is trapped, am I liable for any damages and am I liable for neglect charges if I am the owner. nobody seems to know.
don't want to second guess the rescue but I don't even know if they are legit.
I will pm them but do not want to post them up in case they think I don't trust them and blow my relationship.
or should I just shoot the dog and save it all the trauma, it's only a matter of time until it gets hit by a car or the council get it or worse.
I doubt I have the money to pay for a courier to take it to NSW.
any suggestion welcome.
very nice dog.