My neighbor keeps a dog chained up outside in his backyard all the time, in all weather. He seems to feed it, but that is all. Every time I look out the window, I see the poor creature chained up there – even in the rain, or the snow, or the baking heat.

My boyfriend has a plan to steal the dog during the day, when the owner is at work, and drive the animal up to the country where his mother lives. There, he says, the dog will be able to lead a pleasant, peaceful life – far better than the one he lives now.

I agree that the dog is being mistreated, but isn’t this stealing?

— Dog Lover