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Concerned Resident

Plano, TX

#1 Aug 29, 2012
Waterloo resident wanting advice...how to deal with a neighbor that you've become friends with over the years but in the recent past (year and a half), you and others have witnessed this person severely beating his dog(s) with brooms, sticks, wood, etc. Does this person just get left alone because he's an obvious psychopath? or do I get involved because I am sympathetic to the animal? I really want nothing to do with this person anymore so I am not concerned with maintaining any type of aquaintence with him, I just have a concern that if he is reported then some type of retribution will follow (yeah, this guy seems to have that type of sinister potential). thanks for any thoughts on the matter
loves2boat

Ballwin, MO

#2 Aug 29, 2012
OMG Get involved! Report him to the police, take the dog and make sure that dog is safe! Do it now.
neighbor 2
#3 Aug 29, 2012
what neighbor hood?I will watch then i will call the popo.That poor animal didnt ask 2 be put on this earth . Dont be afraid of that coward
loves2boat

Ballwin, MO

#4 Aug 29, 2012
what is the address? I will take care of it. You could also call the shelters/humane society for some help with this.
neighbor

Carlyle, IL

#5 Aug 29, 2012
if that was your dog you wouldnt want someone treating it bad. it doesn't do anything wrong. The owner is the only thing that dog has. You need to report it. or say where and others will do it for you
mom

United States

#6 Aug 29, 2012
Start a history with the police. Call them everytime you witness abuse. And call today and report the past abuse.
parent

Waterloo, IL

#7 Aug 29, 2012
The police take these issues very seriously. You can call 911 anonymously. JUST DO IT....DON'T WAIT. If he does in front of you, what does he do behind closed doors. PLEASE call now!!!!!
Not 911

Columbia, IL

#8 Aug 29, 2012
parent wrote:
The police take these issues very seriously. You can call 911 anonymously. JUST DO IT....DON'T WAIT. If he does in front of you, what does he do behind closed doors. PLEASE call now!!!!!
I agree you should call immediately, but this does NOT warrant a call on the 911 line. That is for emergencies. Call the police on the regular line.
w0w

Belleville, IL

#9 Aug 29, 2012
Just like child abuse, it's your duty to report. You went as far as posting it here... So you know it's wrong.
Sally

Waterloo, IL

#10 Aug 29, 2012
I believe you can call animal control anonymously.
Replyanator

Waterloo, IL

#11 Aug 29, 2012
Please get involved. Based on your comments you should not be confrontational with him. Maybe take picture and call the cops.

Other options
-steal the dog and give it up for adoption
-ask a friend who is more confrontational to address the guy (you claim ignorance)
-Let him see you seeing him abuse the dog. It's easier to broach the subject that way
-Ask him if you can have the dog

If it were me I would address the the situation very bluntly. ""I know we are friends and neighbors, but I cannot watch you abuse that animal. Stop it, give me the dog, or I call the cops.""

I know I sound like an internet tough guy, but I have done this exact thing when the abuse of an animal was less than what you are describing.
xxooxxoo

Maryland Heights, MO

#12 Aug 29, 2012
Concerned Resident wrote:
Waterloo resident wanting advice...how to deal with a neighbor that you've become friends with over the years but in the recent past (year and a half), you and others have witnessed this person severely beating his dog(s) with brooms, sticks, wood, etc. Does this person just get left alone because he's an obvious psychopath? or do I get involved because I am sympathetic to the animal? I really want nothing to do with this person anymore so I am not concerned with maintaining any type of aquaintence with him, I just have a concern that if he is reported then some type of retribution will follow (yeah, this guy seems to have that type of sinister potential). thanks for any thoughts on the matter
Under any and all circumstance:

Elderly abuse
Child abuse
Animal abuse
DO SOMETHING. People who can't help themselves and animals need to have a voice. I hope you get involved.
Redneck

Columbia, IL

#13 Aug 29, 2012
My advice is to get PROOF, then call the cops. Video tape or pictures, some kind of proof. Otherwise it will be your word against his because the animals can't talk. The cops show up on a tip, it will be like a warning to him, so he will make sure nobody sees the abuse going forward. He will take the dogs in the house and beat them to a pulp.

GET PROOF!!!!
Get Involved

Belleville, IL

#14 Aug 29, 2012
Call the Human Society and report what you saw and also call the police. Tell them that you do not want the guy to know it is you and they won't tell him. If nothing is done after that, steal the dog and give it to a good famiy not in your area. Try to get him proscecuted though because he will just get another dog. Try to get a video of him abusing the dog, that would really help. Do not tell any of the neighbors because they may tell on you to get on this monsters good side. That happened to me. They warned the guy and the dog ended up dead.
Bad thngs happen when good people stand by and do nothing. Get involved but be discreet.
Hear ye hear ye

United States

#15 Aug 30, 2012
Ya gotta ask? Seems a no brainer to me as is evidenced by all the responses above. If someone were beating you, wouldn't you appreciate interception? Well the dog can't talk or dial a phone do do whatever you can to help before I find you and hit you with a broom! Seriously?? Ya gotta ask???!
parent

Waterloo, IL

#16 Aug 30, 2012
Concerned Resident wrote:
Waterloo resident wanting advice...how to deal with a neighbor that you've become friends with over the years but in the recent past (year and a half), you and others have witnessed this person severely beating his dog(s) with brooms, sticks, wood, etc. Does this person just get left alone because he's an obvious psychopath? or do I get involved because I am sympathetic to the animal? I really want nothing to do with this person anymore so I am not concerned with maintaining any type of aquaintence with him, I just have a concern that if he is reported then some type of retribution will follow (yeah, this guy seems to have that type of sinister potential). thanks for any thoughts on the matter
Since you are "concerned resident", please let us know when you have done something. I for one am so bothered by this. OK don't call 911, but if he is in the midst of abusing him do call 911. I recently saw a dog left in a car with the windows up on a day when it was 100 plus. I didn't know what to do and I called a friend who is a local police officer and he told me to call 911. I did and they came right away. If you went to the trouble to post on here, then you should let us know that you have taken care of it.
just us 2

United States

#17 Aug 30, 2012
If you don't do anything, I hope that dog bites you.
wow

Belleville, IL

#18 Aug 30, 2012
Please get his animal away from this man. Steal it if you have to. Find it a good home.
true

Kansas City, MO

#19 Aug 31, 2012
Help that dog!!!! Be a hero!
lassie

United States

#20 Aug 31, 2012
What's the address???

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