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Discussion in 'Woof Memorial Critter's Corner' started by tyesai, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. tyesai

    tyesai

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    There is this cute little mutt puppy living out in the swamp about a half mile away from my house. Someone has obviously dumped it out there and I have tried several times to bait the dog to get close to me but I honestly can't get within twenty feet.

    There maybe more than one of them although I am not sure because this one barks at me and I always hear something just out of visual distance making this funny whining noise, the more I chase the sound the farther out into the marsh it goes. The other night I chased it out to the point where it was getting dark fast, I had no gun, I was deep enough into marshy/swampy land that I wasn't going any farther without at the very least a flashlight.

    It is getting cold at night and I have noticed the pup has a few little "dens" around the area.

    I can't get near the stupid thing, animal control won't have anything to do with it because of my location and I don't think they could catch it anyway.

    I guess what I am saying is I feel bad for the thing but the only thing I know what to do is shoot it or let it starve/freeze to death.

    Feasable alternative ideas?
     
  2. G20man32904

    G20man32904 Deceased

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    Try a dog house (anything to block the wind really) and some dog food. If the dog knows it has a home there work up slowly to building the dogs confidence. Let the dog come to you, never ever chase it. Win it's trust by feeding it and providing a warm den type area and before you know it, he/she will come around and you will have a best friend for life.
    good luck
     

  3. Jeep274

    Jeep274 Member When?

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    ^6 Good advice Mike.


    tyesai, just don't expect him to come running to you right away for the food. You will probably have to leave it there for him. After a couple days of that he should start to trust you more like Mike said. Thanks for being so concerned about this pup. I have met too many people that could care less about them.^c