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  1. DrPepper

    DrPepper Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    It's happened again... we live out in the country about a half a mile from a farm to market road.
    Beautiful Black Lab, looks young (less than a year old). Someone probably could not afford to feed it with all that is going on.

    It's driving my dog crazy and eating his food, and my dog has been trying to mount it for the last 6 hours.

    What do I do?

    I guess I'll stop putting out food for my dog for a couple of days, but if any cows go down around here, this will not end well.

    Edit to add: Dog is getting picked up to go to a no kill shelter...
     
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  2. Guitardvark

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    just tuff all over, I still cant believe people think dumpin an animal is an option for giving them up to the shelters. but giving em to the shelter is like a death sentence here anyway.. good luck and maybe the dog become your friend before you have to take care of it in some unfashionable way
     
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    Death sentence here too if a rancher sees it chasing cattle... I can't afford to feed it, and if it's a female my dog will eat the puppies if she has any.
     
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    1](Temporarily)Feed your dog indoors.=stray dog moves on.
    2]Place notice on drive way-Stray Black lab found+contact number=Owners may be grateful.
    3] If [2] fails. see [1] & then See [4]
    4]Chase Lab away=You get your 'exercise' during lock down=If exhaustion fails to resolve issue see [1]
    5]If [1] fails Consider adopting the lab permanently.This could result in a lot of Puppies!!!!that look very similar to YOURS! if so see [6]
    6]Lots of puppies.place in a box.Drive some distance away...Free the pups.
    7]Place dog food outside....problem resolved but see [8]
    8] 18 Months later PUPPIES.now 'Mature' return.+ their PUPS!=Blame your frustrated dog!!!'occupying' himself outdoors etc.
    9] SELL HOUSE cheap!!!!.
    10] move to new house.Problem resolved...until you notice numerous dog walkers walking Black labradors in your neighborhood!!!!!
    11] JOIN TDPRI.....BURDEN UNLOADED.
     
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    Don't know what happens in US, but in UK there are specialist rescue organisations for most breeds where chances of rehoming are better.
     
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    Take it to the pound
     
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    He may be chipped...the pound or a vet ought to be able to read it if he has one.
     
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    Good practice to keep them separate and hope they adjust over time ...
     
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    Being a cattle rancher out here in the middle of no where Ariz. this happened all the time. There was a time we had a total of 11 rescues. If I couldn't help it, then one of my to sons would. My wife wouldn't let them go to a shelter, she takes care of them and finds them a job here on the ranch. Working cow dog, watch dog for her chickens and sick calfs, etc. I didn't know back then that I married a saint. We are down to 8 dogs now. The ones that have passed on, lived a long and happy life. Lucky we have the land to do such a thing. Its been a couple of Yrs. since weve come across one. Im sure we will.
     
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    Find a happy home for the poor puppy .
     
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    Dogs can travel. It may be someone's new dog that ran off after they let it out of the house, because people don't think about that until it happens. They need to keep it leashed or fenced when letting it out to do its business. I grew up on a farm and we'd have sheep and rabbits attacked and killed by roaming 'pets'.

    It likely has a rfid chip.
    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32731523838.html

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    A few good responses, but all easier said than done for me. PM me if you want TMI...


    Hopefully the lab is just on a waik-a-bout.
     
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    My grandson just adopted a chocolate lab that was "dumped" near some friends in the country. Turned out she was chipped, and the vet contacted the owner of record. They had given the dog to another family. He contacted that family, and they had passed it on to a third party. Contacted that person, and they simply hung up on the vet.....so we now know what kind of "scum" that person is. Thing is, the dog is about the sweetest girl imaginable.....very good tempered and obedient. Maybe it's "fate" or "good Karma" that led her to my grandson......maybe you too?
     
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    Unless your a breeder why haven't you had your dog fixed? Not being snarky but these day all pets should be fixed IMHO.
     
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    You are welcome to come get him and take him to get that done, I can't pick him up let alone get him into the car... He's a drop-off that I care for as much as I can.
     
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    No way to get it to the vet...
     
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    Nephew is on the way to pickup dog and take it to a no-kill shelter... Someone will get a sweet pooch.
     
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    Please understand, I certainly sympathize with you, but I want to fully understand the situation. Do you mean you're not able to take your own dog to the vet, or just this stray? Nobody wants or needs a lecture, especially with what's going on.....but a large part of owning any animal is making sure they can be seen to by a vet. If it's the expense, (and I certainly understand that) contact your nearest Humane Society for help. Just withholding food is cruel. That poor dog found its way to you, and you'll merit everyone's respect by doing whatever is possible to help it. PLEASE, PLEASE, call the county Humane Society.....and THANK YOU!!!!!!! ;)
     
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    My own dog got treated and shots from a mobile vet last year... On the CC. I live on a very meager fixed income... My dog is a drop off that I did not have the heart to kill even after it killed all of my cat, he has a strong resemblance to a pit bull and they don't fare well in local shelters around here. There is no county animal control in my county. I have to do what I have to do...
     
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    I understand....and after I posted I saw that your nephew is coming.....thanks, and best wishes.
     
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