Lucky for all involved, there are a lot of options between densely populated complex and thirty miles from civilization. A heavily populated complex is no place to rehab a potentially aggressive dog. It just isn't. I'm sorry if you or they feel it's your life's work to rehab animals, but you just can't make that work in an apartment complex. I'd like a herd of goats but that won't work here in the 'burbs. Life's like that.I'm really curious what you think makes these people bad owners Mrs poppers, and what you would say is an ideal environment? Do those of us who work with dogs needing rehabilitation need to life 30 miles from civilization? Wouldn't most dogs attack a cat if given a chance? Would you prefer these people lied or pretended that their dog didn't have issues.
I might agree with you if this dog were running loose around the complex, but it sounds like these people are actually trying to keep others in the neighborhood safe. It's very unfair to cause them trouble because you may be unfamiliar with dogs, especially large rescues.
It's attitudes like this that lead to people being unable to rescue, leaving more dogs to be put to sleep because the peaople with the skills and desire to help them are vilified by nimbys (yes please rescu a dog but Not In My Back Yard)
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These people don't have to lie or pretend, but they don't have to rehab dogs either. Sometimes what you want to do and what you can do are just not the same thing.
Dangerous dogs that outweigh their minders and can drag them around just don't belong in an apartment complex. It's a very bad accident waiting to happen.
I also can't recommend ignoring a situation because maybe possibly the woman is in better control than she appears to be. Again, horrible accident waiting to happen. We already know she can't move the dog if it freezes on the spot and the man has said the other will attack given the chance. How much more evidence do you need? These dogs need more space to themselves.
I am a dog person. I think people who dog rescues are fantastic, but you have to use common sense. This is just not a good situation.
Last edited by CGNYC; 04-26-2013 at 06:14 PM.