My neighbors dogs and cats are so hun...
Sunrise

United States

#24 Jul 16, 2012
fillie wrote:
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actually it was fairfax st. I think..
Yes, that would 1609 Fairfax. The woman has a fenced yard but all of the dogs are staked out on the end of chains. To "whatever happens" please inform your neighbor that she is in violation of several laws, some misdemeanors, some felonies. I will post some of the laws that she is breaking. I will be watching. If she does not promptly correct this situation she will be reported.
Texas Penal Code Chapter 42
Section 42.09 "Cruelty to Livestock Animals" and 42.09(2) "Cruelty of Non-Livestock Animals" of the Texas Health and Safety Code prohibits a person from intentionally, knowingly or recklesly cruelly treating an animal. The following actions define cruel punishment:
1. Torturing an animal
2. Failing to provide food, care or shelter
3. Abandoning an animal
4. Transporting or confining an animal in a cruel manner
5. Killing, seriously injuring or poisoning an animal
6. Causing an animal to fight with another
7. Using a live animal as a lure in a dog race
8. Tripping a horse
9. Injuring an animal belonging to another person
10. Seriously overworking an animal.

Vernon's Texas Statutes and Codes Annotated. Health and Safety Code. Title 10. Health and Safety of Animals. Chapter 821. Treatment and Disposition of Animals.
821.077. Unlawful Restraint of Dog
(a) An owner may not leave a dog outside and unattended by use of a restraint that unreasonably limits the dog's movement:
(1) between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.;
(2) within 500 feet of the premises of a school; or
(3) in the case of extreme weather conditions, including conditions in which:
(A) the actual or effective outdoor temperature is below 32 degrees Fahrenheit;
(B) a heat advisory has been issued by a local or state authority or jurisdiction; or
(C) a hurricane, tropical storm, or tornado warning has been issued for the jurisdiction by the National Weather Service.
(b) In this section, a restraint unreasonably limits a dog's movement if the restraint:
(1) uses a collar that is pinch-type, prong-type, or choke-type or that is not properly fitted to the dog;
(2) is a length shorter than the greater of:
(A) five times the length of the dog, as measured from the tip of the dog's nose to the base of the dog's tail; or
(B) 10 feet;
(3) is in an unsafe condition; or
(4) causes injury to the dog.

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#25 Jul 16, 2012
how sad wrote:
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why can't APS HELP HER???? And does she receive meals on wheels? This is just not right! If she has no water and it sounds like that house is not livable something needs to be done
Because APS doesn't care. They just get their paychecks and don't have to do anything to earn their money. Can't fire them, so no incentive to do anything to help anyone. Another governement farce, ripping off the American taxpayer.

Since: Sep 10

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#26 Jul 16, 2012
Help wrote:
Call Lamar County Human Resources. They are the ones on the west side of 19th that run the state- funded Meals on Wheels program. They can send a social worker out to see if she qualifies, sure sounds like she does! They aren't required to, but they usually have dog and cat food on hand for instances such as these. They also have fans if she needs one.
What a nice post. Thank you.

Since: Sep 10

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#27 Jul 16, 2012
Linnie The Loser wrote:
So sad, maybe you folks from Paris could help her.
Take a shovel over to her house, then smack the crap outta those critters. See problem solved
As usual, your post is a good reflection of your posting name.

Since: Sep 10

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#28 Jul 16, 2012
Sunrise wrote:
<quoted text>You should inform your neighbor that what she is doing is considered animal cruelty as defined by the state of Texas and she can be charged with that offense. She does not need any animals that are dependent on her if she has to depend on others for food for herself.
Agree.

Since: Sep 10

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#29 Jul 16, 2012
Sunrise wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, that would 1609 Fairfax. The woman has a fenced yard but all of the dogs are staked out on the end of chains. To "whatever happens" please inform your neighbor that she is in violation of several laws, some misdemeanors, some felonies. I will post some of the laws that she is breaking. I will be watching. If she does not promptly correct this situation she will be reported.
Texas Penal Code Chapter 42
Section 42.09 "Cruelty to Livestock Animals" and 42.09(2) "Cruelty of Non-Livestock Animals" of the Texas Health and Safety Code prohibits a person from intentionally, knowingly or recklesly cruelly treating an animal. The following actions define cruel punishment:
1. Torturing an animal
2. Failing to provide food, care or shelter
3. Abandoning an animal
4. Transporting or confining an animal in a cruel manner
5. Killing, seriously injuring or poisoning an animal
6. Causing an animal to fight with another
7. Using a live animal as a lure in a dog race
8. Tripping a horse
9. Injuring an animal belonging to another person
10. Seriously overworking an animal.
Vernon's Texas Statutes and Codes Annotated. Health and Safety Code. Title 10. Health and Safety of Animals. Chapter 821. Treatment and Disposition of Animals.
821.077. Unlawful Restraint of Dog
(a) An owner may not leave a dog outside and unattended by use of a restraint that unreasonably limits the dog's movement:
(1) between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.;
(2) within 500 feet of the premises of a school; or
(3) in the case of extreme weather conditions, including conditions in which:
(A) the actual or effective outdoor temperature is below 32 degrees Fahrenheit;
(B) a heat advisory has been issued by a local or state authority or jurisdiction; or
(C) a hurricane, tropical storm, or tornado warning has been issued for the jurisdiction by the National Weather Service.
(b) In this section, a restraint unreasonably limits a dog's movement if the restraint:
(1) uses a collar that is pinch-type, prong-type, or choke-type or that is not properly fitted to the dog;
(2) is a length shorter than the greater of:
(A) five times the length of the dog, as measured from the tip of the dog's nose to the base of the dog's tail; or
(B) 10 feet;
(3) is in an unsafe condition; or
(4) causes injury to the dog.
There is certainly no reason for the dogs to be on chains if she has a fenced yard. I know you will follow through....good for you. God bless.
Sunrise

United States

#30 Jul 16, 2012
6Bid wrote:
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Because APS doesn't care. They just get their paychecks and don't have to do anything to earn their money. Can't fire them, so no incentive to do anything to help anyone. Another governement farce, ripping off the American taxpayer.
We don't know that to be the case. We were not told enough about the woman to make that judgment. APS assists people who are 65 or older, disabled or are being exploited and or abused by someone. Lamar County Human Resources serves people who are unable to prepare meals because of age or disabilities. They also provide transportation.
Duh me

United States

#31 Jul 16, 2012
I recently watched two commercials back-to-back. The first was an ASPCA commercial asking for $18 a month to rescue and sustain an abandoned or abused animal. The next commercial was a plea from UNICEF for donors to pledge $15 a month to feed, clothe, and provide medical care for one child overseas. Bleeding hearts usually repulse me, and the irrational bunny-huggers make me irate. In Asian countries, it is well-known that dogs and cats are eaten, and apparently they are a good source of protien. I submit to you that we could reduce two problems at once by processing meat from abandoned/abused animals and shipping it to the starving countries.

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#32 Jul 16, 2012
Sunrise wrote:
<quoted text>We don't know that to be the case. We were not told enough about the woman to make that judgment. APS assists people who are 65 or older, disabled or are being exploited and or abused by someone. Lamar County Human Resources serves people who are unable to prepare meals because of age or disabilities. They also provide transportation.
My comments were based on personal experience trying to get APS to act - when they wouldn't return my phone calls, I turned them into the Attorney General. Only then, did I get a phone call - within 10 minutes of speaking to him. When the APS person hung up on me, I called the Attorney General, and reported it. 10 minutes later, the supervisor called me....for the first time in 1 1/2 months of trying to contact her.
Sunrise

Fort Worth, TX

#33 Jul 16, 2012
6Bid wrote:
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My comments were based on personal experience trying to get APS to act - when they wouldn't return my phone calls, I turned them into the Attorney General. Only then, did I get a phone call - within 10 minutes of speaking to him. When the APS person hung up on me, I called the Attorney General, and reported it. 10 minutes later, the supervisor called me....for the first time in 1 1/2 months of trying to contact her.
I'm wondering if this is the young woman that someone had a thread about some time ago. The complaint was that the woman's yard had trash in it and she was too lazy to clean it up. We were expected to be sympathetic because she "didn't know how" to manage things. We were told that the woman in question now gets her food from a food pantry and only has about $100 a month. Does that mean that she is not eligible for food stamps and other government benefits?

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#34 Jul 17, 2012
Sunrise wrote:
<quoted text>I'm wondering if this is the young woman that someone had a thread about some time ago. The complaint was that the woman's yard had trash in it and she was too lazy to clean it up. We were expected to be sympathetic because she "didn't know how" to manage things. We were told that the woman in question now gets her food from a food pantry and only has about $100 a month. Does that mean that she is not eligible for food stamps and other government benefits?
I don't know what she is eligible for. If it is the same person, she certainly doesn't need to have the dogs and cats that she has. I trust that you will follow through on checking into it.
Sunrise

United States

#35 Jul 17, 2012
6Bid wrote:
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I don't know what she is eligible for. If it is the same person, she certainly doesn't need to have the dogs and cats that she has. I trust that you will follow through on checking into it.
I plan to do just that.

Since: May 12

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#36 Jul 17, 2012
I respect what all you folks are doing here......I do not know anyone involved but........i am just thinking that she probably needs a psych eval.......it sounds to me like she "needs" the dogs as companions........I am not saying she actually needs them but in her mind they are companions and she feels like she has a purpose even though its clear she isnt able to provide adequate care to herself much less to these dogs........she apparently doesnt have family, now if she does they must be strained relationships........not sure what is available in your area but what about social services can you send a social worker to this persons house to eval the whole situation.......if its available they could contact proper authorities and get her and the dogs help.......if you go in and just take the dogs i am sure it will be emotional and traumatic and she is going to need some psych help anyway......Good luck to you all, I am praying for a pleasant outcome for all concerned
Bobbie

Paris, TX

#37 Jul 17, 2012
6Bid wrote:
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Agree.
I agree

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#38 Jul 17, 2012
jasper ridge wrote:
I respect what all you folks are doing here......I do not know anyone involved but........i am just thinking that she probably needs a psych eval.......it sounds to me like she "needs" the dogs as companions........I am not saying she actually needs them but in her mind they are companions and she feels like she has a purpose even though its clear she isnt able to provide adequate care to herself much less to these dogs........she apparently doesnt have family, now if she does they must be strained relationships........not sure what is available in your area but what about social services can you send a social worker to this persons house to eval the whole situation.......if its available they could contact proper authorities and get her and the dogs help.......if you go in and just take the dogs i am sure it will be emotional and traumatic and she is going to need some psych help anyway......Good luck to you all, I am praying for a pleasant outcome for all concerned
On the other thread about this woman, I suggested the original poster make an appointment with Judge Superville. He is extremely helpful in these type situations. The thread just died, with no information given as to whether they sought help or not. It appears nothing was done to help this woman.

Since: May 12

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#39 Jul 17, 2012
Like I said, I do not know anyone involved but was just wondering if anyone did anything to help this woman and/or the dogs today.........I would like to see a happy ending to this saga
Tell the Truth

Paris, TX

#40 Jul 17, 2012
Sunrise wrote:
<quoted text>I'm wondering if this is the young woman that someone had a thread about some time ago. The complaint was that the woman's yard had trash in it and she was too lazy to clean it up. We were expected to be sympathetic because she "didn't know how" to manage things. We were told that the woman in question now gets her food from a food pantry and only has about $100 a month. Does that mean that she is not eligible for food stamps and other government benefits?
I told the woman if she called and did what some of the posters suggested. I would personally help financially . Never saw another post from her. IMP I think it is fake. I offered to pay for a spay,for a girl where a dog came to her house and she never re-plied I think they need the money for them self or need center stage.

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#41 Jul 28, 2012
if these dogs are not being cared for then someone needs to step in and take them away from them.......they wont be able to use munschausen disease and will have to find something else to gain attention

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#42 Jul 29, 2012
Why would someone start two threads about a bad situation, then drop it. It does sound fishy. I won't respond to the next one.
Sunrise

United States

#44 Jul 31, 2012
I drove by to check on the dogs yesterday and did not see a single dog or cat. It appeared that whoever was living in the house had also moved. It is not necessarily good news that there were no dogs or cats if the owner has moved and taken the animals with her. They will continue to be neglected at their new location. If anyone sees a neighbor with several dogs tied in the yard and several cats don't let the animals suffer. The dogs that I saw in the yard were pit bulls.

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