I have a neighbor a few houses down from me who keep their husky chained outside a lot of the time. Not ALL of the time, but I often see him chained while nobody else is in the yard. He is kept out in the cold winter and hot summer days. They do not provide him with toys or water while he is outside, he has no dog house and there is no shade to escape the heat.

One cold day during the winter I heard an awful noise, it sounded like a dog being murdered! I took a walk down the street to see the husky at his front door, begging to come inside. His owner burst out of the house screaming, "Shut the f*** up you *** dog!! I'm gonna beat the sh** out of you!"

I feel so awful for this dog. I believe other neighbors do too, as most of the people in my neighborhood are big dog lovers. What's worse is that these people have another dog, a cocker spaniel, who they keep inside and occasionally walk around the neighborhood.

Part of me wants to call animal control. But I'm worried that either a) they won't do anything since it's a non-emergency or b) the owner might somehow find out I reported them and try to retaliate and hurt my dog.

Another part of me wants to anonymously give them a dog house as a good samaritan, but I really do not think that will help the overall problem and feel like they would be very angry if they caught me.

So my question is, what would you do in that situation? I'd love to hear opinions! I can't sit by and watch this beautiful dog get neglected much longer.
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I would call SPCA or whoever is responsible in your locality as well. Best of luck that someone takes action, can you keep us posted?