My mom does not know what you do, we live in a rural area of NC and the folks who live next door had adopted a puppy from the local shelter. The puppy has been screamed at, kicked off of a neighbors porch and now has been banished to a small kennel run in the back yard of their house. The pup is maybe 10 weeks old, the people who have adopted it seemed to have forgotten about it. She now lives in the back yard with little to no human contact. Mom feels if they adopted the dog from the shelter the shelter should be called and the dog picked up. What should she do? She is willing to start a problem, take the dog and take it to a non kill shelter she works with. Can she go to jail? And how can she go about making it so they cant adopt another dog or cat. The cat was killed by the 10year old daughter when they first moved in.