Need some advice on my neighbors dog please

My neighbor ( Single women with 2 kids ) have this loving Bulldog in the yard. They are NEVER home and the water bowls are ALWAYS empty.
I have been climbing over to wall to fill the bowls up almost EVERY day!

There is NO grass for the dog and I dont even know how often she gets food as she looks a bit skinny to me......

I just reached break point because before I left work on Friday morning they were gone, and the water bowls were EMPTY.......It is Sunday 10:30am now and they ONLY got home NOW. I have been giving her food and water!

Now can anyone give me advice on what I must do, and how I must handle this with the owner please? I dont think the SPCA will worry to much about it?

Report ID: 164
Crime Category: Animal Cruelty
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: CAPE TOWN
Suburb: West Beach
Address: West Beach complex
Crime Date/Time: 21 Feb 2010, 00:02 AM
Reported By: Report A Crime
Reported Date: 21 Feb 2010, 10:02 AM
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  • Report A Crime 30 Dec 2015, 08:46 PM

    I wonder if she is still alive :(

  • Unknown 8 Sep 2010, 08:05 AM

    She is still living there, things looking better though, just hate how it goes up and down!

  • Unknown 8 Sep 2010, 03:05 AM

    Hi so has she moved out or she still living in the flats..if the dogs still been ill treated report it to NSPCA. She's had more than enough time to work it out. Shannon

  • Unknown 29 Jul 2010, 06:09 PM

    And she is back to not feeding her all the time and not having water all the time!

  • Unknown 1 Jun 2010, 02:17 PM

    Hi Ettienne, glad to hear she is being fed and watered and grateful you are keeping an eye - my heart does go out to Mia - her eyes tell her lonely story - I really do hope the owner relents and gives her to people who want to share her life with her.

  • Unknown 22 Apr 2010, 06:22 PM

    Hi Janet, well the water bowl is more full now than it was before and I am happy to say that she got a nice kennel now. As for how often she get's good I do not know because she is still NEVER home. Owner comes home late every night. But trust me, I look every day!!

  • Unknown 22 Apr 2010, 05:33 PM

    Hi Etienne is there any feedback about this poor dog?

  • Unknown 12 Apr 2010, 09:19 AM

    Good job Lize, glad that you did not give up on the poor dog. Etienne, do not give up, eventually those people will give in and relize they are doing wrong to these animals.

  • Unknown 24 Feb 2010, 07:58 PM

    Lize: This sounds EXACTLY like my case! But in my case the owner do not want to give in!

  • Unknown 24 Feb 2010, 04:22 PM

    Hi Etiene, you're an amazing person, this world certainly needs more people like yourself. I had a similar experience in Nov, chow-mix in a small, high-walled, paved courtyard. A delapidated dog house, animals waste not cleaned-up for days, pouring rain for two weeks, wet kennel, dog standing in water because of poor drainage in courtyard. No food and water for days, people never home. I was alerted to this by a neighbour next-door to these dog owners. I had great difficulty in getting the SPCA to act on the obvious neglect, I photographed the situation, empty bowls, state of the backyard, the lot. They served the people a warning, instructing them to care for the dog. Obviously, upon realizing that someone's noticed the neglect, they suddenly started feeding the dog and cleaning the yard, SPCA did a follow-up, was satisfied and left. Shortly after, the situation became dismal again, no food, filthy yard, dog left all alone for days. Called SPCA again, they said there was no abuse or cruelty, they can't do anything! I eventually created such a stink with the NSPCA that the dog was eventually surrendered by the owner to the SPCA. I was utterly disgusted that an owner quilty of obvious neglect can be left to "rectify" the problem, given another chance to neglect and abandon his animal.

  • Unknown 24 Feb 2010, 03:57 PM

    Will do Jo!

  • Unknown 24 Feb 2010, 09:27 AM

    Hi there, I just read your note... and we are a young couple in Cape Town looking for a bulldog-Mia sounds lovely. Please let me know what happens to her or if she needs a home... Thanks so much Jo

  • Unknown 24 Feb 2010, 07:58 AM

    Etienne is lovely to see that there are people out there that care! Thank you! I live in the Cape Town area and I am very passionate abut animals! I have rescued a few in my day and treat them exactly like children, they mean every thing to me! Hopefully when the SPCA has a look at Mia and sees she is not being cared for they will be able to take her away and give her the best chance in starting a great new life! Should you need any help finding her a home, I am happy to assist. Thank you again Etienne for putting my faith back in human kind!

  • Unknown 22 Feb 2010, 07:07 PM

    You are an angel! Wish the poor thing has some grass and space to play... maybe if the SPCA comes out they'll take her and we could raise funds up her to get her up to Edmund. Keep us informed!!! Much love to Mia!

  • Unknown 22 Feb 2010, 12:41 PM

    Thanks Edmund, but the problem is that I cant get the dog away from her. Lets hope SPCA will do something.........

  • Unknown 22 Feb 2010, 12:38 PM

    You are a wonderful animal lover Etienne, thanks what you're doing for Mia. I still stand by my offer. If we can get her here I will take her into my home and give her 24/7 attention. As you see I am involved with a no-kill policy animal shelter. The SPCA has a time limit after which they euthenise the animal if they can't find a home for it. Here she will be safe. Please think about this, as I said it is the cost of the transfer of Mia that is the obstacle at present. I have friends in Fish Hoek. How far is it from West Beach? Perhaps a plan can be conjured up?

  • Unknown 22 Feb 2010, 09:53 AM

    A friend of ours who work for PETS ( know someone who work for the SPCA and she will see if they can come out and have a look at Mia. Funny thing, NOW the water bowls are FULL and there are pellets in the food bowl!!

  • Unknown 22 Feb 2010, 09:32 AM

    Etienne, please don't give up on Mia. She needs you - apart from food and water (which she is obviously not getting from her owner) but also to be her voice as she cannot speak for herself and her saviour as she can not free herself from these horrible conditions. I am sure she wishes to be dead rather than to be kept by this woman. I bet she wanted to cry - and cry she should - she must hang her head in shame because she is nothing better than a common criminal if she is doing this to her own pet. Let the bitch cry! But take the dog or treaten her with the law and public exposure if she does not co-operate. Do not give up, please!!!!!!!

  • Unknown 21 Feb 2010, 03:37 PM

    I just got back from her(dog owner), she said she was in hospital, but the owner of the flat told me that she is lying because she spoke to her yesterday. The owner of the flat said she is not paying her rent and told her to leave at the end of the month! I told her(dog owner) that I want to take Mia(the dog) and give her a better home and she said NO and wanted to start crying. She then wanted to close the door in my face, but said she is not feeling good and we can talk about it later.......

  • Unknown 21 Feb 2010, 01:13 PM

    I will take her with pleasure. I live in Strubens Valley area, Randburg Gauteng. I live with my daughter, she works but I am alsways at home with my other 4 legged "kids" I host a website for a shelter in Krugersdorp called FORA, Friends of Rescued Animals, The only problem is, how do we get her here? The daughter and I are not well off but we manage OK. We don't have any surplus cash to fly her up. So if we can find a someone that can sponsor us I would be more than happy to take her into my home where she will get all the love and attention she is not getting now. You have my email address, please let me know.

  • Unknown 21 Feb 2010, 12:20 PM

    ...eish Etienne, it is not a pretty site to see animals being neglected. They start to look just like some of the kids in shanty towns around SA... can try and speak with her, but I suggest you go armed with a video camera in the one hand and a gun in the other. When she opens the door you can tell her you are there to shoot the dog...and you want to film it... ...she will probably splutter something in tongues and freak out.... now have a choice to either shoot her (self defense) and take the dog away...or to threaten her by saying you are giving the footage to Carte Blanche...mention that Derek Watts is your godfather and he will be coming over to meet her too... ...anyway, good luck... (any crayfish around?)

  • Unknown 21 Feb 2010, 10:55 AM

    Karen: Yes I will go talk to her today, but I do not know what to tell her.....

  • Unknown 21 Feb 2010, 10:48 AM

    It's a tough one, you could maybe try and re-home the dog...take it and give it to someone that would actually care. Or speak to the woman... It's a tough are doing a wonderful thing by giving the poor thing water and food! Well done!!! Try call the SPCA or any other animal welfare organisation doen there! K

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