About 6 months ago, a family purchased a house on the same block as I live on. Their back yard runs with mine, with a privacy fence between. With them, came the most adorable little poodle mix puppy. He was sweet as could be, very playful, and just melted my heart everytime I saw him outside.
For the past month, this puppy has been thrown out the door and left to bark for hours. Even in 20 degree temps with 3 inches of ice on the ground. I caught a glimpse of him the other day and was shocked at his appearance. He is filthy, caked with mud, and his fur is all matted together. I was even further disturbed to see one of the young boys in the home throwing a ball at him.
I don't want to start a dispute with my neighbor, but I am finding it difficult to keep my mouth shut. It is taking alot of energy to not go to the neighbor's house, knock on the door, and say "excuse me, but if you don't want to take care of your puppy, I'd be more than happy to take care of him for you".