Tonight I saw something very disturbing. It’s the second time now actually.
A couple weeks ago I ordered some take-out food at a local restaurant and as I was waiting for my food, I heard a dog squealing down the road. So I walked down to find a small stall. It’s an auto mecanic place and the people actually live at the back behind a wall that separates the shop and the rest of the house. It’s a true dump. Like scary dumpy. Anyways, that time I witnessed a man beating a dog with a stick that looked like a 2x4. It was a big dog and I could see that it was chained next to another dog which was also chained. I interrupted with a loud cough and the man turned around and started moving toward me with his stick and he was saying"what do you want?"angrily(in Chinese), almost screaming at me. I said “meiguanxi” and backed off doing my best to give him a though look but I was intimidated. The guy must be 200 pounds. Very bulky and he presented himself pretty aggressively.
Tonight was worse. I felt I walked into a movie where the two weirdo’s live in a dump in the forest doing atrocities to animals or something. I had never witnessed such cruelty in my 33 years of existence. I went back to that restaurant tonight and again I heard a dog squealing. It sounded like a smaller or younger dog this time. I ran over knowing it was that same bastard and I stood there for 15 minutes watching this guy hit an animal with this stick over, and over, and over again. The thing is the angle didn’t allow me to see the dog, I could see one side of the cage but not inside it. Every hit, I could hear it breathing; an exhaling like noise and a few times it started squealing for many seconds at the time. I’m not going to tell you the thoughts that ran through my head at that time… I decided to move in on the guys,(another guy was sitting watching tv this time) I walked in and asked in Chinese “me look at dog please?” I was playing innocent as in I just like dogs. Before neither of them could answer, the two big dogs jumped up and tried to attack me. “Clonk” I heard their chains come to an end. These dogs would have killed me. I know a bit about dogs and something is seriously wrong with these dogs. There was a third one chained in the back room I saw today. One of the guys(the beater) laughed a retard sounding laugh and proceeded to ignore me this time as opposed to get angry with me again like the previous time and the other guy answered my question saying: “I’d let you look but the dogs don’t want” He shook his head back and forth enough times and the dogs were salivating at the end of their chains. I said “meiguanxi” one more time and I left. It’s weird because I didn’t feel that threatened because it’s quite in the open on the corner of a busy area with many people about but thinking back, I’m spooked a bit because I think they may be dangerous people.
The dogs are my concern. I’m wondering if there are any ressources that are safe for me and my wife yet that would help the animals? I’m in Kaohsiung and the incident happened in Tsoying. I can think of a couple things I could try like go to the police but is it the right thing to do?. I tell you,these guys looked dodgy. There are at least four dogs there to my knowledge.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.