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What would you do if you knew someone wasn't taking proper care of their animals and talking to them didn't change anything? Would you actually call in and officially file a complaint (possibly having them charged and losing their animals) or would you keep trying to talk them into changing how they were doing things?
If talking to them didnt help, then call it in. No animals should be abused. In my family, we usually try to talk to them unless it really bad then my parents offer to buy the animals and get the care they needed. If they refuse to sell then we turn them in. Always remember the animal health and safety is the first and foremost in important.
That is a tough one...many times what one finds inhumane may fall into the letter of the law...if you decide to turn them in make sure they are in violation with the law in their care for the animals. Personally I would talk to them, offer help or to buy the animal..then do what I had to do. Many times when one does call the aspca they go in and if it is not too bad they educate and give the people the chance to fix the problem then if things dont change they then go in and remove the animals and charge the owners with the violations.
I have no issues reporting someone if they are truely neglecting their animals.
I reported a boarding facility that I felt wasn't taking proper care of the horses in his care.
Turns out the humane society thought he was doing an excellent job and that all the horses were fat, it was ok to feed them all their food in 1 feeding(they were only getting 2 flakes once a day), a 5 on the weight scale was fat, mud and shit didn't cause thrush, moldy hay wasn't a big deal they'd just pick through it, the list goes on and on and on that the humane society thought was acceptable. oh and that broken fencing wasn't a danger. This was all told to me by the officer that went out to see the place.
Everyone has their own standards and expectations. If the horse is in danger, skinny, sick, etc. I'd report them, but sadly a lot of the animal control people have no idea and if the horse isn't on deaths door they don't care.