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  1. I often wonder too… i used to live next door to a horrible man, i won’t go into details about the different things i heard him shout at the poor dog. We phoned the RSPCA and thankfully they took the dog away.

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  2. When I was six, we found a lost pup. When his owner found her two days later, we were all too attached so a few weeks later we went to see her. We found her alone outside on a hot summer day with no water (her water bowl was face down), no food and no company.

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  3. I have seen one of those. We never chained our dog except when we had to bathe him (he did not appreciate the effort it takes to bathe a resentful German Shepherd the size of a grown up man, and two kids–me and my brother trying to ‘help’…) But other than that, he came and went in the house as he liked. He could open the doors with ease of a human and always accompanied my mum around the house and my dad after work.

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      1. People don’t understand that dogs are social animals. They need company. If you can’t keep them indoors, they deserve a mate and a house that saves them from heat and cold, and food and water frequently. They are not human, but they are beings.

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        1. I had an uncle (not a real uncle, a family friend I had to call uncle) who never let his dog into the house. But it always had water and food outside its large kennel. He seemed to only have it as a guard dog, and wasn’t remotely affectionate to it.
          Best wishes, Pete.

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  4. All to common over here, although the law was changed in the last few years it has yet to filter through to the rural areas. The some of the older generation just think differently, dogs are regarded as tools, not animals, there to guard some livestock or house.
    It is changing, but slowly.

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      1. Turkey is another country where their dogs deserve proper care. Fed white loaves chained for days. We used to feed the strays when housesitting. Ex-pats usually have a desexing program operating plus rehousing. With a smile and gently help the dogs the owners are happy. Owners are mostly uneducated and not enough money. Dogs are not seen as a family people. Having said this the Turkish people are very generous and lovely.

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        1. I did see this a lot when visiting Turkey, and also in Bulgaria and some parts of the Soviet Union. They have different feelings about dogs than we do, that’s obvious.
          Best wishes, Pete.

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