I’m having some major issues with my roommate who won’t take responsibility and provide proper…

I’m having some major issues with my roommate who won’t take responsibility and provide proper care for her dog. It’s becoming a nightmare…

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PK Dennis
5 years ago

I know that I am pretty high handed when it comes to animal welfare, but the way I have handled this sort of situation in my past was to find a new home for the dog – and then just tell the room mate that I found the dog a better home.  There was whining, and a bit of a fuss, but in the end they were relieved that they no longer had to be responsible for the dog. Laura is right too — any thing you do or say may lead to you needing to move out.  Do you… Read more »

PK Dennis
5 years ago

You do need to tell her straight up that she needs to surrender the dog to you so you can get it medical care, or that you will call the SPCA about it. The dog sounds like it may have heart failure due to the constant shower of bacteria from its infected teeth. If you are willing to take responsibility for the dog push her to sign it over to you so you can help. If you can’t afford to pay the vet bills that may be necessary to bring him to a good state of health then you need… Read more »

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Anonymous
5 years ago

this is such a tough situation, and i’m sorry you’re stuck in it, but i would prepare to move BEFORE you say anything.  chances are they won’t change (or they’re expecting you to do it), and telling them will just cause a rift.  better to get another place lined up now, you know?

good luck.  people are horrible.

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Anonymous
5 years ago

unfortunately, as pets are considered possessions, that could be considered theft…and then Piper could be arrested for it. i WOULD encourage calling the local animal control/SPCA/governing body in situations like this, but again, not until after a new residence has been found.

it’s a BAD situation to be in, and not one i envy. i dated a guy in a similar situation and we had to convince his landlord/roommate to let him sell the dog. i handed over $50 and found a new home for him.

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Anonymous
5 years ago

this is absolutely neglect, and in Maryland she’d be slapped with a significant fine…in Baltimore city, she’d be arrested and possibly jailed for a year.

she needs to surrender the dog so he can get the care he needs or so he can be put out of his misery. either way, she needs to be removed from this dog. she’s being selfish and immature about it, and she’s forcing her dog to SUFFER for her selfishness.

good luck.

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Anonymous
5 years ago

he’s bloated, will not eat or defecate? he needs an emergency vet. he could have any one of a number of medical issues, many of which are fatal if left untreated.

it’s a damn shame her selfishness is going to kill her dog. and you need to tell her that. i don’t think she understands the severity of his condition.