Has anyone in St. John’s had experience calling the SPCA on someone? Can it be done anonymously?
The situation is complicated at best, but I’ll explain what I mean, I’m getting very worried about the safety and health of a dog, it’s been on my mind a lot, and it’s time to do something about it.
Someone in my extended family recently split up from her husband, she was unfaithful and got caught, they sold their house and she wanted to keep the two year old dog they had. The person she is now seeing lives in a group home, and she has been staying there, but she is leaving the dog in a kennel in her vehicle at night. I haven’t seen her or the dog in a while, but last I heard the dog looked stressed and it’s skin was very dry. She is saying she can’t find a place that will rent to her with a dog, but I also know that she isn’t even looking for a place to live, so for the time being, this poor dog is being left in a vehicle all night, and who knows how long during the day, and especially with the hot temperatures we’ve been having, this to me is animal cruelty, I don’t know if they can do anything about it, but I at least want to try. I can’t take the dog in where I live, or else I would until I could find it a home, or take it somewhere where it could be cared for.
The reason I want to be anonymous is that, as angry as her behaviour makes me, and as much as I would love to see her get in trouble, if she knew who called the SPCA in her, it would cause a lot of drama within the family, she is extremely self centred and I know that this would cause a lot of trouble, what I want to do is call and say that I’m someone from the neighbourhood who has been noticing this dig in the vehicle most nights (I know the address where she is staying).
Basically I’m wondering what my options are. Talking to her like an adult is not an option, she doesn’t listen to anyone, and any attempt at suggesting things to her causes her to react very negatively, it’s already been suggested that she give the dog away to a new home, but she refuses to listen, and says that people should mind their own business.