There is a trailer park near my place. Yesterday I drove by the trailer park. It was pouring rain - temperatures in the upper 50's calling for the lower 40's by morning. In front of a trailer staked out on a chain was a dog. Sitting in the pouring rain - an obvious circle of mud around him where he had walked the scope of his tether many times. Out of his reach is a tiny plastic dog house, obviously too small for him to fit in if he could reach it which it is apparent he can not. An overturned bowl sits at his side. The whole scene really tore at me. I am an animal lover through and through. The trailer was fairly well kept - a decent looking automobile in the driveway. But all I could think about all nite long was that poor dog soaking wet in the cold, with nothing to block the wind. Should I call animal control or would I be out of bounds to do so? I saw the same dog staked out about a month ago in the same place. Should I intervene to try to make the owners do right by the animal?