I really wish people would stop dumping their dogs in the country. I realize that many think that us country folk will take them in, and yes, once in a great while we do. However the shear amount of dogs that get dumped, there is no feasible way to care for them all.
For those that dump their dogs, here's what happens to your pooch.
1. they get hit by a car
2. the get torn apart by coyotes
3. The get bit or scratched and die from an infection
4. they starve to death
Now if they managed to escape the above, they get hungry
5. farmer shoots them for attacking livestock.
However if they are very lucky
6. Animal control is called to pick them up
But even Animal control has told me to set out poison for the dumped pets. I won't do that, but some will.
If they manage to find other dumped dogs, they form a motley pack. And begin killing anything or anyone. They attack children and adults alike. I know you are looking at your pooch thinking but Sparky wouldn't hurt a fly. Think again. Try not feeding them for a week and see if they don't turn on you. You know they will. They become crazed by hunger. Dogs are not vegans. If all they can get is grass and plant life, they will eventually find a farm, they will kill the chickens or rabbits. And then they themselves will be killed.
Some feel that their dogs have a better chance at life in the country, rather then placing them in the care of the Humane Society. They are wrong. It is needlessly cruel to dump your dogs in the country.
I have shot many myself, ever since the city put in a measure that restricts what they consider dangerous dogs. I am tired of it. I am tired of your dogs desperate for food. We have to be careful with our children as well because of it. However lately the packs have slowed down because of the drought, they are starving to death and the coyotes have been eating them.
Show that dog a bit of kindness and take them to the pound. And it isn't just dogs, cats are a big problem as well.