Cruelty to Animals

  1. I need your opinions/advice. While over at my husbands best friends house on Sunday, the wife...we'll call her Sally, was telling me about some friends(married couple) of hers, we'll call Dumb and Dumber. Sally was telling me about how Dumb and Dumber spent $350 on a lab and how they're ruining the dog. It seems that everytime Dumb and Dumber, or their kids, go in the back yard, the dog, obviously happy to see them, jumps and licks dumb and dumber and the kids. They don't like the dog behaving that way, so they kick the dog. It's so bad now, that anytime anyone approaches the back door the dog rolls over in submission. :angryfire

    Most of you know I prefer cats over dogs, but that doesn't mean I'm okay with dogs, or any animal being abused! I prefer cats over dogs because I'm afraid of dogs, after one bit me across my face when I was 6y/o.

    I told Sally that it was a good thing I didn't know dumb and dumbers address because I would call the police. She just looked at me. Sally and her hubby, will call Biff, have known about the dog abuse, and have begged Dumb to let them take the dog to Biff's aunts house, which is a farm in the country...and Biff's uncle has been wanting a lab. Dumber can't give the dog up because he spent $350 for it. Sally has begged Dumb to leave the gate unlocked and they will pick the dog up and she can tell Dumber the dog must've run away. Dumb won't do it. Dumb and Sally were on the phone last week, when Dumb tells Sally that the dog is out of water, and Dumber didn't check it before going to work. This is Texas...90+ degrees, dog has no shade. Dumb told Sally that she wasn't giving the dog any water and that if it died it would be a lesson to Dumber. :angryfire

    By this point I was livid. This couple also has 3 children, youngest one is 8y/o and they don't even know how to eat with silverware!!!! Sally questioned Dumb about the silverware issue, to which Dumb replied, "they'll learn when they get older...their friends will teach them".

    Well, I don't have the physical address for Dumb & Dumber so I'm stuck. I've called the animal rescue & investigation number, but read that they are short staffed and it might take a while. I called the Animal division at the Plano police department, and they want to help but without a physical address...they're stuck too. I know the general vacinity of the area Dumb and Dumber live in, and actually drove around that area for a while yesterday looking for their house. I have a description of the house.

    A friend of mine suggested I email this DJ, who is on the board of Operation Kindness - a no kill animal shelter. He responded this morning with nothing but insults, calling me a dumbazz for trying to remain anonymous...do I care more about being anonymous than the dog, and told me to get the f'n address. Well DUH! If I had the address, I wouldn't be writing to him. He replied and said he didn't get paid to talk to idiots...and a few other things. I replied by asking if he's looked in the mirror lately. I wanted to ask him if he was so angry because he doesn't measure up. P*n*s envy. This dude apparently is always like this. I refrained from the P - envy and said Charter can help!

    Am I wrong for wanting to go around my husbands best friends to help the dog? I now know Dumb & Dumber's last name. Does anyone know of any resources that I could run their name and get their address. Anything that doesn't cost money.
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   shay
    Uh, first of all I would complain to that DJ's superior and fellow board members about his behavior. How lovely.

    Second, you really DO have to find the address. In all honesty. The authorities you've called are correct, their hands are tied without it.

    Third, once you do get the address, I'd not only notify the authorities about the dog, I'd notify 'em about the 8 year old kid who can't eat with utensils, too.

    So sorry for the poor doggie and for YOU, trying to help out.

    Dumb and Dumber.........

    Further proof people should require IQ testing to breed.......

    One more p.s.......there are lab rescue foundations out there. I'm sure someone on this bb will see this thread and give you the address. Good luck.
  4. by   amblessing
    Gosh Jeri, I don't know what you could do here It's pretty hard to find someone with out a last name or a partial address. It's terrible to have to sit back and hear about someone doing this to an animal. Is there anyway you could convince your friend to give you their last name? Or at least the name of the street they live on? Poor puppy dog I'd like to give those idiots a swift kick in the A$$!
  5. by   duckie
    Please don't stop until you get help for this precious animal. With the way he is being treated, someday he will turn and bite and then will be destroyed because of his ignorant owners. They don't deserve the loyalty of God's critters. PLEASE help him if you can.
  6. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Well said Duckie! You cannot let this go. Children and animals are defenseless against stupid humans.

    Heather
  7. by   nursejws
    Good news folks, my husband provided me with the last name of dumb and dumber...and a friend of mine referred me to another website where I could look up their housing info with their last name. I think amblessing sent me the same link. Thank you, thank you!! I need to change and go do a drive by viewing!

    I think the ages of dumb and dumber's 3 kids are 12, 10, and 8...of which none of them have ever been taught to eat with utensils!

    The DJ wrote me back...idiot...check it out....start at the bottom and read up.
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Jeri

    You didn't qualify to be called "Master".

    You are far from civilized. A civilized person, like myself, communicates without using any vulgar or profanity.

    With no help from you - I now have the address.

    DJ wrote:

    "Dude?"
    Jesus, you're out.
    See ya.

    Also, I don't send vulgarities via email.
    A common courtesy amongst the civilized.

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Jeri
    Dude, if I could call my husband's best friend and ask for the scum's address that's treating the dog this way I would. I would have asked before I left their house. It's not an option. At least I'm trying, which is a helluva lot more than anyone else is doing.

    I've already called the animal division at the Plano police department...they need the address. I remember a grocery store in the neighborhood that the scum lives in. I will find the house, with or without anyone else's help. I was told you would have the resources, or at least an idea, of getting the address.

    I don't ask for advice if I don't want it, I don't dance if there's no music, and I don't eat if I'm not hungry. WTF is a "dipsh pound sign t", dipshit?

    DJ wrote:

    You said you wanted to remain anonymous.
    Thats when you became useless.

    Dont ask for advice if you dont want it straight.
    And, yes, you are a dipsh#t.



    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Jeri

    ROTFLMAO!!!!!!! The more I read, the funnier it gets.

    A. have you looked in the mirror?

    B. they're not my neighbors. I will find them, with or without your help. And to think one of YOUR listeners suggested I write to you. lmao...

    Charter can help!

    DJ wrote:

    A. I dont get paid to deal with idiots

    B. You're the dumbass that wants to remain anonymous.
    "Oh I don't want anyone getting mad at me...the bad neighbors might say something."
    Either do the right thing, or don't. But don't blame anyone else because you're more worried about you than the dog.
    "I wanna help, as long as its not an inconvenience."

    Dipsh#t.



    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Jeri

    DUH! You actually get paid to do this?? Doesn't take a genious to figure this out...AND you're on the board at Operation Kindness? What a joke. Very disappointed. No need to respond.

    DJ wrote:

    What's it gonna be?
    Remain anonymous, or the animal's well-being?
    Get the f#cking address and call the city.
    Period.
  8. by   amblessing
    Jeri,

    http://www.metroplexanimalcoalition....nglandBio.html

    This is the big cheese of Operation Kindness - forward DJ's e-mail to her - I'm sure she would find it interesting!
  9. by   shay
    God, please forward that DJ's letter to the address amblessing provided. Thsi person doesn't need to be involved with helping animals.

    Good luck........and don't forget to notify the 'people abuse' authorities about dumb and dumber's kids.
  10. by   shay
    BTW, here's the www address of a lab rescue foundation for you to notify. They can help place the dog in a new home:

    http://www.lrr.org/

    Go get 'em!!!
  11. by   duckie
    My heart is breaking for this precious animal and these children. Please God, make this right somehow. Please keep us posted, my heart is breaking. You will be in my prayers that God will guide you and all will be okay. You are a wonderful person to care. God be with you.
  12. by   nursejws
    Alright, I sent the Operation Kindness a copy of the email -- haven't heard anything yet.

    I don't know what to say to CPS...is that who I should contact about the 3 kids?

    In my heart I know I'm doing the right thing...children and animals do not deserve to be treated this way, and they d&mn sure didn't choose their parents/owners. Most people wouldn't get involved, folks this type of behavior is WRONG!
  13. by   nursejws
    All the effort it's taken me to get the address, and since I haven't witnessed the abuse, all the city says they can do is go talk to the people and see if they witness any abuse towards the dog. The lady said the records are not open to the public about these reports.

    I don't feel any better than I did before calling the city. I've contacted the SPCA, Humane Society, and The City of Plano. It's so hard to hear about animal abuse when you love your animals as much as I love mine. Those kids...omg, this is the environment they have to grow up in. I hate the thought of these kids growing up thinking it's okay to treat animals like this...or kids for that matter.
  14. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Hey Jeri - you've done everything you can do. I know it feels like nothing, but it's such a big thing. They'll go out and talk to them, they'll get a little warning (unless something blatantly wrong is happening right before there eyes). But just like nursing, it's DOCUMENTED! Then, the next time someone has the balls to report them, they'll say "hey, this is the 2nd time someone has reported them."

    Or maybe it'll scare them enough to treat their animal a little better.

    It's hard to see someone mistreat an animal when you're such an animal lover. I applaud you for everything you've done!

    Heather

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