Should I say something??

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    Jul 10, 2011 4:20 AM GMT
    After work today, one of my coworkers and his wife invited me over to their house for dinner. I really didn't wanna go in the first place because I really didn't feel like being bothered with anyone today but I accepted anyways and went. So I get to their house and they have this beautiful, BEAUTIFUL Pit/Husky mixed dog named Micah....Oh my GOD that dog is adorable!!!!

    All this time I thought my coworker was this nice, caring and patient person but him and his wife treat their dog horribly. They put Jalapeno pepper juice on her chew toy as a punishment, they kicked her and threw her around the room by her neck. She whimpered and fell asleep on my lap. One part of me was crying but the other part of me wanted to pick up my chair, throw it at them and storm out with that dog. I ignored it.....for now.....only because I work with him (I have really been biting my tongue more and more as of late)...I'm not sure if I should say something to him or not because on one hand it is their house and I was a guest but I'm STRONGLY against animal cruelty and knowing me this is def. gonna create tension in the future at work....what to do, what to do???
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    Jul 10, 2011 4:27 AM GMT
    Really? Really?!?
    SAY SOMETHING.

    Nobody is above animal cruelty. That is the lowest form of human behavior in the world. Breaking a chair across the owners' collective faces was deserved and should have been carried out on the spot. They have abused their unique human experiential ability to take a new member of their family freely into their household and lovingly care for the new member of the family.

    Be firm, be strong, say what you mean, and make your words count if they ever get repeated.

    My philosophy: hurt an animal and I hope you get hurt. Bad.

    The worst thing you can do is stay silent, which ratifies their atrocious and despicable behavior.
  • Webster666

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    Jul 10, 2011 4:30 AM GMT
    Find out where to report animal cruelty, and report them.
    S.P.C.A. ?
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    Jul 10, 2011 4:32 AM GMT
    I would have called the cops. If you were at someones house and you saw them toss their child wall to wall would you just sit there?
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    Jul 10, 2011 4:34 AM GMT
    Honestly, I don't see why you wouldn't say something.

    If you reeeaally don't want to purposely create tension at work then maybe just hint at the way they treated their dog while you were there and see how he reacts.

    I'd ask seemingly useless questions like how long have you had your dog, or how much do you love you pet. Then I'd go further depending on what he says.

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    Jul 10, 2011 4:37 AM GMT
    http://njspca.org/report-abuse.htm

    It is a crime in most (not all) jurisdictions since your profile is multi-jurisdictional.
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    Jul 10, 2011 4:41 AM GMT
    BlackCat90 saidAfter work today, one of my coworkers and his wife invited me over to their house for dinner. I really didn't wanna go in the first place because I really didn't feel like being bothered with anyone today but I accepted anyways and went. So I get to their house and they have this beautiful, BEAUTIFUL Pit/Husky mixed dog named Micah....Oh my GOD that dog is adorable!!!!

    All this time I thought my coworker was this nice, caring and patient person but him and his wife treat their dog horribly. They put Jalapeno pepper juice on her chew toy as a punishment, they kicked her and threw her around the room by her neck. She whimpered and fell asleep on my lap. One part of me was crying but the other part of me wanted to pick up my chair, throw it at them and storm out with that dog. I ignored it.....for now.....only because I work with him (I have really been biting my tongue more and more as of late)...I'm not sure if I should say something to him or not because on one hand it is their house and I was a guest but I'm STRONGLY against animal cruelty and knowing me this is def. gonna create tension in the future at work....what to do, what to do???


    that is so mean...

    when i was back in middle school one of my friends took tobasco sauce and poured it in his dogs eyes because his dog was bothering him (the dog was temporarily blinded) i felt this was so mean and his dog was crying badly- and told his mom later. His parents were not home that day

    Needless to say, he was in big trouble after that, and i did not speak to my friend at the time for about 3 years at all as he was really angry at me for telling his mom and his mom grounded him. So in your case, if you do decide to "report" it to someone of authority, expect a similar outcome
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    Jul 10, 2011 4:44 AM GMT
    Send me his address. I'll take care of it. icon_evil.gif
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    Jul 10, 2011 4:49 AM GMT
    You have NO idea how hard it was for me not to say anything. I normally would say something and there would be chaos but I think the fact that I was outnumbered by 5 kinda kept me on mute....I hate myself for not saying anything now that I look back on it.....icon_cry.gif.....there was very noticeable change in my attitude from the time I got there to the time I left. I was soooo pissed and I think they knew why. I wanted to take that dog so badly...Is there anyway to call the SPCA anonymously?? Because I really don't wanna have to kick my coworker's ass...we're taekwondo instructors and that would be setting a REALLY bad image....
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    Jul 10, 2011 5:45 AM GMT
    ugh, the jalapeno on the chew toy? really? the dog isn't going to connect that with any bad behavior. how fucking dumb are they...
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    Jul 10, 2011 8:08 AM GMT
    BlackCat90 saidI'm STRONGLY against animal cruelty and knowing me this is def. gonna create tension in the future at work....what to do, what to do???

    I personally hate seeing animal cruelty or abuse..... cuz these animals can't protect themselves!... it is our duty to report inappropriate behavior and harassment! "I'm just saying!".SmileyEmoticon

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    Jul 10, 2011 8:21 AM GMT
    BlackCat90 said...Is there anyway to call the SPCA anonymously?? Because I really don't wanna have to kick my coworker's ass...we're taekwondo instructors and that would be setting a REALLY bad image....
    I have no idea if there's a way to contact SPCA anonymously; but I do know that as taekwondo instructors, animal cruelty sets a much worse example than kicking someone's ass for animal cruelty.
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    Jul 10, 2011 10:15 AM GMT
    This enrages me so much, I'm a huge dog person and you should really report them or you could volunteer to take him out for a walk and then say you got mugged and the dog escaped or something and you keep him, but seriously do something, animals are voiceless so we need to defend them. Please guys don't post those graphic videos, at least post only the link, don't embed them.
  • Lincsbear

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    Jul 10, 2011 10:41 AM GMT
    You really need to report this.What you saw is probably not the first time it happened.They will do this again,almost for sure.Animals are vulnerable and deserve our protection.
    I have reported a neighbour for less than this,more like neglect,shutting a dog up all day in a small flat,not walking it,so you defimitely should say something.
    Someone who would do that to a defenceless dog is disturbed,in my opinion.
    Maybe you could give an anonymous report,as long as you identify owner,address?
  • BardBear

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    Jul 10, 2011 1:22 PM GMT
    You can tell much about a person about how they act around those who are less fortunate or not their peers. The way people behave around animals, children or even the homeless should tell you volumes about how they understand themselves and can be a predictor of future behavior.

    If you're uncomfortable with approaching them, see if you share a mutual friend. And then both of you approach them. Ask them if this is their first dog.

    You be the good guy. Call someone if you are that fearful for the dog's safety.

    Peace,
    Bardy
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    Jul 10, 2011 1:26 PM GMT
    Protect the dog somehow, whatever you gotta do. Report them, kidnap the dog, call a rescue, call a shelter, but get the dog away from those monsters. If you email me their address, I'll report them.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 10, 2011 1:34 PM GMT
    Horrible people, if they treat their dog that way in front of guests, I wonder how much respect they show him/her when nobody is around. For them, the dog isn't a family member... it sounds like "a thing" in their home.....
    that should should be in a more loving home.

    I too, would seek assistance. Try and get more facts from people who know this couple, ask about what they have seen.
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    Jul 10, 2011 1:36 PM GMT
    Animal abuse is just as heinous as child or spousal abuse.
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    Jul 10, 2011 1:39 PM GMT
    you can call the cops or aspca, but you need solid evidence of the cruelty. are you prepared to be the one witness?

    gather some more facts.

    you could offer to take the dog away from them. maybe they don't even want the poor thing.
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    Jul 10, 2011 2:09 PM GMT
    McGay saidProtect the dog somehow, whatever you gotta do. Report them, kidnap the dog, call a rescue, call a shelter, but get the dog away from those monsters. If you email me their address, I'll report them.


    THIS!
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    Jul 10, 2011 2:31 PM GMT
    Casually talk about your co-worker on how much you admire their dog. Try to gauge if they have any interest in getting rid of the dog. It's obvious that they are finding owning a pet is more trouble that it's worth. If he says something along the lines of getting rid of it, offer to take it. That's assuming of course you're in a position to take on the responsibility of owning a pet.
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    Jul 10, 2011 2:37 PM GMT
    Kidnapping the dog would be a criminal act on your part, and would not help you or the dog.

    But what this monstrous couple has been doing to their dog...

    Unforgivable.

    Please, do not hesitate to call your local SPCA on these criminals.

    Gather evidence and statements from their neighbours or other potential witnesses to build your case if you can do so.

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    Jul 10, 2011 3:00 PM GMT
    Check with Animal Control where you live. Some time ago, while walking my dog, I went by a house where the guy was screaming at his two small dogs. He dragged them into the house and I could hear him continue to scream at them.

    I called Animal Control. They came and talked with me, then left a note for the guy, and followed up and visited him, then followed up with me. They did not disclose my identity, though I wouldn't have cared if they did. The guy told them he was having a bad day and was out of control. They suggested some services for both him and his dogs, and let him know that animal abuse is taken very seriously. Not that it proves anything, but I never heard him screaming at them when I walked by.
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    Jul 10, 2011 3:12 PM GMT
    If you're "strongly against animal cruelty" you should have called your local humane society/spca rather than wasting the time to post this.

    Call.
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    Jul 10, 2011 4:11 PM GMT
    The SPCA closest to them opens at 12 tomorrow and I'm gonna call and report it....I couldn't sleep at all last night because it was so heavy on my mind. HndsmKansan was thinking exactly what I was thinking, I'm sure they treat her worse behind closed doors. As for my coworker and I at work...whatever happens, happens but I really don't care at this point. Who knows, I might even be able to keep Micah icon_smile.gif I'll keep you posted...