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    Just seen this article on the number of complaints about animal cruelty on the rise in QLD.

    Animal cruelty complaints skyrocket | News, events and sport for Brisbane South | Courier Mail

    Interesting to see Jimboomba (which is pretty much where I live) got a mention :/

    I know of one dog on my street that I am contemplating making a complaint against their owners about and am observing another at the moment. Who on here has made complaints in the past?

    I also wonder if the number of instances of cruelty has risen or if people are just becoming more aware of what is going on around them.

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    People never fail to disgust me.

    I would say it is a case of both Jadielee, ie:increase in the amount of incidents but also increase in people actually reporting/being aware of incidents.

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    I hope that its not the number of instances on the rise but that people are becoming more aware and making complaints more often. I like to be optimistic. If I was you I'd definitely complain. It can be hard to do sometimes though I know. My old neighbours were really rough and I know they were mistreating their pit bull. I waited until just before I left the neighbourhood to make a complaint although I don't think anything ever happened.

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    I once complained about the super-bogan across the road from where I lived back then.

    He had a dog (some non-descript cross-breed) that was kept in the backyard. The guy was a nasty piece of trash. He used to suddenly lose it and then he'd be screaming out foul language and racial slurs for hours from inside his house. You could hear him streets away.

    One evening I saw him open his gate and his dog ran out. He only ran down the street a short distance, didn't particularly bolt. The poor thing never got out, so he was just having a sniff. So the guy yelled at him at the top of his voice - with lots of swearing - and when the dog came and cowered at his feet, I watched him lay into him with his fist.

    That's when I went "Right, that's IT!" and I called the cops because the RSPCA and pound were closed by then. They told me there was nothing they could do unless the abuse was still going, I believe. So I called the RSPCA the next day to describe the incident and they said they couldn't do anything unless the dog was obviously injured! I told them that I could not tell if the dog was injured because it had been hiding under his house since the night before! I don't know if they ever came out to check... The dog definitely didn't get taken away.

    I also considered dobbing this guy in for elder abuse. I was sure that he emotionally and possibly physically abused his dad who lived with him. He also harassed his neighbours kids when they played in the backyard, and that family had enough problems of their own to deal with. I hope the guy died a slow and painful death. And that his dog ate him!
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    Wow Beloz, what a piece of work. And its disappointing that the RSPCA wouldn't do anything either unless it was injured, who know's what other horrors this dog could be put through a very sick individual indeed, and there is nothing sadder than seeing a dog be that scared of its owner, it makes my blood boil.

    My friend did that to her OH's puppy and the poor thing had the most horrible life stuck in a back yard, ignored, hit and what ever else was done to him (If Harley wasn't DA he would probably be living with me now) thank god they re-homed him, only to then go and get another puppy the next day. I made it quite clear what I thought of it all though.

    There is one dog in our street, an older cattle dog and about a month and a half ago when I first took Bella walking down that end he came running out on 3 legs and his front paw (which he wasn't using) look very swollen and yuck. Well I didn't seem him for about 3 weeks so thought the owners must have done something to fix it. Well I took her down last week again and he came running out again still only using 3 legs - this is the one I think I should complain about. At least if the RSPCA go out there they can either make the owners treat the foot, or make sure it is okay.

    The other, these people seem to just keep there rotti on a chain under the carport all day, I am not 100% sure if it comes off during the day, so I probably won't say anything about it.

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    I'm pretty sure chaining your dog is illegal in the ACT, unless you use a runner lead. And even then you can only do it for a certain number of hours a day, I think.

    The RSPCA would hopefully check up on an injured animal.

    You really wonder why some people have dogs in the first place. I go camping at a place where dogs are allowed and in summer, when it gets really busy, there are always people who bring their dogs and then leave them chained up at their campsite while they go to the beach and stuff. I think they only bring their dogs to avoid the kennel fees, not because they care about them.

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    I once took Harley camping, but he got to come swimming and walking with us! I won't do it again though because I felt sorry for him having to stay on a lead cause there were other dogs around. We are going away next month, but I will quite happily pay the kennel fee to know they are both safe, getting fed and looked after while we are gone!.

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