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April 22, 2011 at 11:58 pm #598712
Let me preface this rant by clarifying that this is not a rant about the dog itself or the management of the building in which the dog lives.
I live in a condo on Avalon, near 35th (adjacent to the golf course). Immediately west is another condo or apartment building. Someone on the second floor of that building owns a medium-large black dog (maybe a labrador) that they regularly put out on the balcony during the day. The dog then whines, barks, and cries for hours. Not OK, as 1. this balcony is approximately 4’x10′, and 2. I highly doubt this behavior is allowed under the building’s rules. Yet it continues to happen. They even have a “bed” set up out there for the dog.
I’m actually not usually bothered by the dog’s noise, as most of the time I’m not home until after 6:00 PM, by which time he has usually been brought in. But obviously this dog is not happy.
Animal control can’t do anything. Anyone have suggestions? I’ll admit I’m also just complaining because I know there are many dog lovers on here who will commiserate with my feelings on this issue. It really pisses me off that someone would treat their dog this way.April 23, 2011 at 3:59 am #723062
Sarah, do you know whose dog it is? Sad situation; it would make me feel terrible to hear the poor pup. Sounds like it could use some doggy day care. What do people do with dogs when they’re away?April 23, 2011 at 4:58 am #723063
NO there really is nothing you can do, other than talk to the people who own the dog. Even noise complaints there is not much the city can do.
I wouldn’t call it animal abuse, I have certainly seen worse, it is just we would not do that to your dogs, right?
I assume the dog has “shelter”, food and water? Well that is all it needs, now if you seeing step in this feces, try and get pictures, that is not legal, although a fine line.
In big scheme of things at least didn’t end up like that poor pittie that was found emaciated. Until the laws change to better protect all of the 4 legged creatures this is what we have to deal with.
FCATJuly 6, 2011 at 12:55 am #723064
I’m resurrecting this old thread. This dog is still consistently being left outside on the apartment balcony! It’s summer now, and the days are warm. Yes, s/he has food, water, and negligible shelter, but I heard s/he whining and barking practically all weekend, and again this evening. I am not generally in favor of rehoming a pet, but if your “solution” is to leave the dog on the apartment balcony while you’re gone all day, you need to reevaluate whether pets are right for you. I’m so incredibly sad for this dog. :-(
I have no way of contacting the dog’s owners, as I live in a completely separate building. This is on the northeast side of the Avalon Park Vista Apartments on Avalon Way, east of 35th Ave. I’ve called building management (they have a “for lease” sign in front of the building with a phone number), but have been brushed off. Please, if you live in this building, complain to your building management.July 6, 2011 at 1:00 am #723065
why don’t you leave an open letter to the dog owner near the front door of the complex or by the mailboxes. be gentle and clear and perhaps they will be enlighten as to the plight of their pup.July 6, 2011 at 1:01 am #723066
why don’t you leave an open letter to the dog owner near the front door of the complex or by the mailboxes. be gentle and clear and perhaps they will be enlighten as to the plight of their pup.July 6, 2011 at 1:04 am #723067
Shfy1, that’s an option I had not considered. I think I will do that. I assume neighbors in that building have also complained to their building’s management and to the unit occupants, but obviously it hasn’t made a difference.
This is not a small dog, either – I believe it’s a Labrador Retriever (or a Lab mutt of some kind).July 6, 2011 at 3:02 am #723068
SarahScott, I live across the street in an apartment building and hear the dog often and i has become very annoying. It does look like a lab of some sort. Poor dog just wants in when it’s barking. If theres anything I cam do to help in conjunction with complaining to help the situation please let me know.
It was barking for a good 40 mins a few hours ago.July 11, 2011 at 12:33 am #723069
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