My recently hospitalized elderly neighbors have been abandoned by their children. I found a pet sitter to care for their two small and vicious , yappy dogs. The elderly husband is back from the hospital and refuses to pay the pet sitter. He has money. His hospitalized wife accused the pet sitter of taking advantage of them and the pet sitter began to cry. She wouldn't hurt a fly, she's honest and loving. The petsitter quit and social services called me and asked me to care for their dogs because I'm a dog owner and live right next door. I told her to get someone else and she said there isn't anyone else. She played on my guilt, saying " surely, you wouldn't let these little dogs suffer. They did nothing wrong" Well, I have the scars on my ankle from these little dogs from a previous visit. I might add that we live way out in the country, in a sparsely populated area. I'm the only neighbor around. For now, the dogs are being cared for. I feel guilty for not saying "yes" but I don't want to be accused of stealing down the road and having the elderly woman calling the police on me when she returns in two months from the hospital. Why is social services calling me about this? Do I have a moral obligation to care for my neighbors dogs? As long as my neighbors can rely on me, they won't hire anyone. I'm thinking my best option is to pack up the RV and leave town for a couple of weeks! I do believe in paying it forward, but enough is enough!