easy child lives only a half block away from me down an alley. I watch her boys several nights a week. Well she lives on a side street that leads into a 5 way light intersection of 2 highways. She is the 2nd house on the street. Her neighbors are on the corner........nice enough I suppose but a really strange lot of people. I noticed last week that this hunting dog (not sure exact breed but I do recognize it as a hunting breed) was wandering near their house. They would call to it on and off.....which I thought was to try to keep it out of that awful intersection. They own a jack russel whom they really don't take very good care of. They've been calling the dog Blue. Never seen them give him food / water. Yesterday I spotted "Blue" at my house. I thought he was going to come up and take some food.......but he got nervous and wandered off. I put out water today hoping the heat would overcome his shyness because I wanted to snap a picture of him to post him as Found on fb and call the dog warden. But he didn't show up today. Late this evening.........easy child calls me. Blue is under sister in law's trailer and won't come out. Neighbors told her that he was hit by a car and they tried to get him to come out but he wouldn't. So what does easy child do? She calls me. I told her to give him some water and I'd bring food. Our dog warden doesn't work after 5pm and there is only 1. If you take an animal to a vet here (if you can find one open at night) YOU pay the bill.......uh, no. So I had to make a cigarette run anyway......and stopped at easy child's house with a bag of dog food and a dog bowl (yes, I do have several just sitting around LOL ) I went to the trailor and sure enough Blue was under there. I go to where he is and kneel down talking all sweetness to him (he's hurt, I have no clue his state of mind) and fill the dog bowl with dog food while asking easy child to see if she has a bigger bowl for water. Next thing I know, this dog the neighbors had been trying to coax out from under the trailor for hours, was suddenly in front of me with his head buried in my chest and his tail wagging. Moving made him cry out in pain. (gawd what a horrible sound) He would not move. He wanted me to love him and make him better. Freaking broke my heart. He's probably got a broken front left leg. Otherwise he seems ok. But he hurts terribly. And he's scared. And he wants his people. And he wanted me to not leave him. I stayed with him a while, petting him, coaxing him to eat and drink. Neighbors kids are little kids and they're asking their parents if I'm a vet (these kids see me all the time for pete's sake) if I'm gonna fix him, if I'm gonna bring him back when I fix him. I tell them I"m not a vet, I just brought him some food and I'm trying to help him feel better. I had Travis take pics of Blue so I could get him posted onto my fb page and all the local community pages so maybe we can find his family. I told easy child to call the dog warden first thing in the morning so he could come pick the dog up and get him medical care, which she is going to do. The kids heard me and were none too happy. They have it in their heads this is their dog. (he's not) Just like they got it into their heads the stray kittens easy child was caring for were their kittens. I can understand that. They're little kids would love animals. What ticked me off was the adults started calling Blue and whistling to him trying to get to him to go over there as Travis and I were leaving. Blue had retreated under the trailer to begin with to get away from them, especially the kids. What made me furious during all this was that these people had wrapped a towel around Blues hind quarters "trying to help him" by making a sling (wtf??).......they spent hours trying to get him out from under the trailer. But not once did it occur to them to bring the poor suffering dog a bowl of water in 104 degrees! Or to pick up the phone and call the dog warden before he went off duty so that he could be taken to a vet! omg And they had the freaking nerve to call him as we walked away!? Why so they could make him walk on his injured leg? Because it sure as heck isn't like they'd take him inside or anything. Stupid people are really ticking me off lately. Now I can understand the kids fretting over the dog they've grown attached to. But wth would adults be calling to an injured dog they don't intend to help, have not helped........other than traumatizing the poor thing trying to get a "sling" on the wrong part of it's body. omg He has food/water, can sleep under the trailer safely all night no problem. I didn't attempt to move Blue because I have no where to put him. He'd been hit by a car. I have no idea if he has any other injuries other than the shoulder. (I don't think so but I don't know for sure) easy child was going to let him sleep under the trailer because she has no where to put him either. We gave him plenty of food and water to hold him until morning when she calls the dog warden. In the middle of posting..........I *might* have a lead on his owner. Or it might just be someone who was kind enough to feed and water him. I'll see if I can contact them in the morning.