Should I call RSPCA?

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    Hi there, serious answers please.
    So my mum has this dog, a Pitbull mixed with some other kind of breed...
    When my stepdad left she became very depressed and let herself go. Without going into detail but summing it up, the dog became neglected. She never walks him etc and can't afford his vet treatments as he's ill. His nails are overgrown and when I tried to cut them, even with a muzzle on the dog I could only remove a few and his feet are too sore to even let me hold them.

    Thing is, I want to help. I've been considering calling the RSPCA as if I was the owner whilst my mums in work to ask them to take him because of the previously mentioned reasons. What's the right thing to do?
    If I did this how would I tell my mum? She'd be devastated!

    I just can't leave the dog like this guys...


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    perhaps call them up for advice and see what they say, also maybe get some counselling for your mum too, hope this works out for you <3
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    Well I think the RSPCA usually tries to get owners to improve their behaviour rather than just taking the animal straight away but you would be putting the dog at risk because pitbulls can struggle to be rehomed due to their reputation. Can you not talk to your mum about caring for the dog or attempt to rehome it yourself? It obviously cannot continue as it is, it's very cruel to the animal.
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    Try ringing the PDSA or the Blue Cross. The RSPCA will prosecute her not help. They might well kill the dog. The will also prosecute anyone who sees the dog regularly and and has not ensured that it gets veterinary treatment as necessary.




    (Original post by Youngjade300)
    Hi there, serious answers please.
    So my mum has this dog, a Pitbull mixed with some other kind of breed...
    When my stepdad left she became very depressed and let herself go. Without going into detail but summing it up, the dog became neglected. She never walks him etc and can't afford his vet treatments as he's ill. His nails are overgrown and when I tried to cut them, even with a muzzle on the dog I could only remove a few and his feet are too sore to even let me hold them.

    Thing is, I want to help. I've been considering calling the RSPCA as if I was the owner whilst my mums in work to ask them to take him because of the previously mentioned reasons. What's the right thing to do?
    If I did this how would I tell my mum? She'd be devastated!

    I just can't leave the dog like this guys...


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    Eeek! Don't ever say pitbull if you describe this dog. RSPCA and police will seize it and prosecute under Dangerous Dogs Act.
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    (Original post by Claire Johnstone)
    Try ringing the PDSA or the Blue Cross. The RSPCA will prosecute her not help. They might well kill the dog. The will also prosecute anyone who sees the dog regularly and and has not ensured that it gets veterinary treatment as necessary.
    RSPCA do offer advice where possible. It's cheaper for them than the legal proceedings, and avoids the distress caused to the dog when removing it.

    Re; killing. If the dog is a banned breed then that's not their fault, and the other organisations will be in a similar position. No point blaming the RSPCA for that.

    PDSA and Blue Cross might be able to help. All three charities are worth talking to, by the sound of it.
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    (Original post by Claire Johnstone)
    Try ringing the PDSA or the Blue Cross. The RSPCA will prosecute her not help. They might well kill the dog. The will also prosecute anyone who sees the dog regularly and and has not ensured that it gets veterinary treatment as necessary.
    pretty much this.

    the RSPCA pretend to be a lovely bunch but in reality they are :innocent::innocent::innocent::innocent::innocent::innocent::innocent::innocent:s.
 
 
 
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