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Hi. There is an elderly woman living across the highway from me and she keeps letting her Maltese escape and cross the highway. I realize she's older and can't chase the dog across the highway, but she repeatedly lets it get out
My mom and I have frantically rescued this sweet dog four times in the last two months and we just don't know what to do. Who do we tell? My mom keeps suggesting we "keep" this poor baby, and of course that's tempting, but isn't that stealing? If we tell the authorities, we have no idea where the dog would really end up. We asked the lady if she could put the dog in the bathroom and close the door when she has to open her front door, and she said she doesn't like bending over to catch her everytime and its very hard to pick her up sometimes. I really don't know what to do here. This dog may be her only companion, but I worry its going to get killed crossing that road, and I wonder if its being taken care of properly at home. Anyone know what I should do?
 

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Good...I've at least got some ideas now, thanks everyone! I don't trust animal control in my town, its sad, but I just don't. Since she doesn't have a fenced in yard, I think I'll ask her if she would like a baby gate to keep the puppy from getting out like CandicePK suggested. My fear though, is that she just doesn't have the strength to put the dog on a leash and walk it outside to go potty, so she might just be opening the door all the time and purposely letting it run loose
I thought about asking her if I can have the dog, but honestly, I've just now acclimated to having two
I guess I could offer to walk her dog twice a day (on leash) and maybe if its a bathrooom issue that would solve it? This is a sticky situation, my first instinct is to kidnap that poor baby, but I know I can't do that. Maybe if I have a heart to heart with her we can come up with something, I know I can find a good home for the dog if she will let me.
 
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