Big Black Dog

@kykidd (6824)
United States
December 17, 2007 8:09am CST
There is a big black dog outside my back door. For a little while, he was crying. I believe it was right after he heard us talking from inside. So I don't think I am afraid of him. I just don't know what to do with him. I have tried to call the humane society to see if anyone called with a missing dog, but they evidently are not open yet. He doesn't have a collar, so no way to trace him. Should I go out and try to trace his tracks since I have to go out for the mail later anyways? He must be cold, as it is only 16 degrees today.
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@lightningMD (5937)
• United States
17 Dec 07
I myself would feed him. Full belly will help him stay warm. I would keep calling the Humane Society until they open. If you have somewhere to let him inside like a garage or shed I try to get him out of the elements. Hopefully someone is looking for him and did not dump him off.
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@kykidd (6824)
• United States
17 Dec 07
Ok, I tried to give him food now. He will not eat it. He looks healthy but appears to be an older dog.
@ky1119 (701)
• United States
17 Dec 07
Sometimes dogs just won't take food from strangers. When I first rescued my cocker spaniel, she wouldn't eat for me either, or take any treats from anyone. She finally ate the first night, but it was awhile before she'd take treats from us. Now she just tries to help herself to whatever is on our plates.
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@kykidd (6824)
• United States
17 Dec 07
I went out again and tried to trace his tracks. It appears he is from the house two doors down.
@neenasatine (2844)
• Philippines
17 Dec 07
i think you need to help the dog..right now...unless he has rabies
@kykidd (6824)
• United States
17 Dec 07
Can't really tell if he has rabies. Appears to be older but healthy.
• Philippines
17 Dec 07
usually dogs with rabies looks crazy.. but you said that he looks older well i think that it is only due to his age not because of rabies... and the environment is new to him that is why he is shy to eat the food you gave.. just be patient... take good care of him...
@ky1119 (701)
• United States
17 Dec 07
I would go looking for him. That's just how I am. He's (or she) is probably freezing and hungry. Maybe that's Santa's gift to you this year. I just couldn't stand knowing that he's out there and could be starving.
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@kykidd (6824)
• United States
17 Dec 07
It looks like he ate the food that we left when I went out again. This time I traced his tracks it took a while to get him to follow me in the snow. We went to the house 2 doors down, the people are at work. I tried to get him to stay there but he playfully followed me back home. He seems fine, not hungry just for attention. My neighbor in between came home and he went over there while he was plowing. Then he came back to sit on my cleaned off patio. I think he will be fine until the neighbors come home from work. I don't think they have gas or electricity over there, so he is probably just as warm on my patio. I will see if he needs anything and then take him home in the evening.