Friday, June 11, 2010
Tying your dog up to a tree is not what we call "Training"!
I found this cute little girl after leaving work on Friday, June 11, 2010 at 8pm tied to a tree outside of 507 E11th St btwn Aves A&B. She was crying. She was very friendly and let me pet her and right away she gave me her paw, poor baby hasn't had a bath in who knows how long. She let me read her tags, and she had a "home-again" tag on, and a call 311 if lost tag. From reading her tags she looked to me, and the other neighborhood people, that she was recently adopted from the shelter. I did not want to call 311 because I feared that since NYC is still a "kill city" that she would be put to sleep fast, since she obviously was already in the shelter system once before. So after a crowd of concerned neighborhood dog owners appeared, we all were discussing our strong distaste for people who tie their dogs up like this. We sat with this pup for over 15minutes(not sure how long she was tied to the tree before I found her) until the owner reared his ugly head from the top floor of 507 E11th(a city owned building that has a history of drug dealing and even a book written about it called The Rock). And here is how the conversation went:
Dirtbag guy yelled out the window to me: "thats my dog".
I yelled up:"why are you tying your dog up to a tree? Its animal abuse."
DBguy said: "No it isn't".
Me: "yes it is, get down here and get your dog that you don't deserve to own. You can't tie your dog to a tree. What the fuck is a matter with you?"
DB guy said:"If this is abuse I want to see paperwork".
Me: "????WTF paperwork???"
The DB guy then sent down a 10yr(ish) old boy to get the dog.
I asked the kid: "Is this your dog?"
Me: "why is your dog tied to a tree?"
Kid said: "we are training it".
Me: "tell your father that this is NOT how to train a dog, something bad can happen to the dog".
Kid said: "he's not my father".
So I gave the kid a not so nice note to give to his mothers(assumed) "friend". Telling him why DBguy is a horrible pet owner and doesn't deserve to own this dog.
So after the kid took the dog inside a woman came up to me and said she was watching from the corner. She said a month ago a different dog was tied to the SAME tree for quite some time. And she called Animal Control. And that the dog was put to sleep.