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    Driving into work this morning I noticed a little, white dog by himself, walking in downtown Los Angeles. He was so scrawny and such a cute thing and all I could do was sit there in the traffic, watching him cross the busy intersection. There was nowhere for me to stop safely and I was desperately looking for a police officer to flag down to help this pooch but I couldn’t find anyone. Also fumbled in my phone for an animal control phone number, which btw, I should have in my contact list at all times but did not! I was so mad at myself for not being able to safely stop somewhere to help this little dog.
    There were pedestrians looking at him and also probably wondering to themselves why this dog was alone.

    Anyways, I got into my work parking lot which is about 4 blocks from where I last spotted the stray dog and asked the security guard if he could help in some way but he was very hands off and pretty much told me NO. I went inside the clinic where I work to speak w/a police officer and told him the scenario. Luckily, this guy said he used to work for Animal Control and would contact them. I sure hope they find this dog. I feel awful right now b/c I couldn’t do more. I need to prepare myself better in the event that I do see a stray animal on the street. I’m going to put together an “emergency kit”—extra leash/collar, extra bowl for water, some treats, and of course, have the animal control phone number handy.

    Any other suggestions or experiences with picking up or helping a stray dog would be most welcome.




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    Great post henny.... this happen to me on my way in once too... a pick up truck behind me, stop pulled into the grass median and got the dog into his truck. Trafic was stopped on both sides of a very busy highway waiting for the outcome.
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    Thanks Christine. Just breaks my heart when I see this and I feel helpless when I cannot be more proactive .




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    I hate seeing this as well. Sadly it is an everyday occurrence for me as there are no less that 20 to 30 strays running around my neighborhood each day and that is just the ones without collars on. Cat wise that number is probably over 100. Animal Control is worthless by me as they just tell you to care for the animal until they can come out 2 or 3 weeks later but they are quick to say that you will be prosecuted should anything happen to that animal once you try and help it so most of the time people don't even bother around here.

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    This happened to me I saw a dog running along the street but was unable to safely stop to pick him up. I felt just horrible all day. But reading this makes me feel better knnowing that somebody like you probably came along and picked the dog up to find its owners

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    Henny, I hope they helped him. Seeing strays just breaks my heart and some wanna be saved and some are too scared to let me. By sad and it breaks my heart when I find strays.

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    @TubbysMom, I've been feeling pretty terrible all day b/c I keep seeing the dog in my head and how he was licking the sidewalk puddle probably b/c he was thirsty. He looked like he had a collar on too so makes me wonder if he got out of one of the apartments in Chinatown which was nearby. I truly hope someone kind picked him up and got him some help. It was so busy with people going to work and it's a very urban area that I just have to think positive about it but still makes me worried. I just feel bad




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    @cali baker I bet he got picked up probably right when you drove past him. They are really strict about loose dogs in that part of the city. It reminds me of something from last Monday 7/8/13 on the channel 7 news. It was on the early morning newscast did you see the little French Bully at the Lacey Street animal shelter that they are holding there as evidence? They arrested his owner who's 28 for swinging him around by the leg and throwing him up against his house? He is the cutest thing and he's only 5 months old. Already has been neutered and has all of his shots. I called over there that afternoon and they said if he's put up for adoption it will be August 7th at the earliest. The officer I spoke to told me to call in August 1st and see if he will be available. So sad how cruel people are.

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    @pdolphin27, are u thinking of adopting that Frenchie? I did hear about him on the news and that left me feeling very, very sad about humans and how cruel some people can be. It's good to know he is on the road to recovery tho! Thanks for giving me some encouragement about the dog I saw today.




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    Quote Originally Posted by cali baker View Post
    @pdolphin27, are u thinking of adopting that Frenchie? I did hear about him on the news and that left me feeling very, very sad about humans and how cruel some people can be. It's good to know he is on the road to recovery tho! Thanks for giving me some encouragement about the dog I saw today.
    I am!!! but I don't think he'll be let go to adoption. I'm sure the old owner will get him back. I was thinking that he's being fed poorly there. He is so dang cute!! I wanted to just grab him away from that officer lady that was holding him and kiss his little brown head and those ears. AWWWE.. Almost as cute as Finn! I think Buster would love him!

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    Why would they give it back to the owner? What is wrong with our system? That is animal abuse! Swinging a puppy around by it's leg and slamming it into the house??? How horrible. That is sickening.

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    I hate seeing stray dogs! Luckily for me usually if I see a stray it's someone's pet who just got loose, I rarely see actual stray dogs who have no owners. Just a few months ago I was out walking Gio and I saw a golden running around the neighborhood, I knew he belonged to someone so I took Gio's leash off and put it on the golden! Gio stays with me when on walks and usually I take him on off leash walks anyways so I wasn't too worried about him, plus I was holding his handle on his harness while we walked home. When we finally got hold of the owners I dropped him off (really didn't want to since he was the SWEETEST dog ever!) and was talking to the owner, she didn't even know he was missing because apparently their yard has an electric fence, glad to know those work!!! But I too have an extra leash, treats and bowl in my car incase of an emergency.
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