Dog in the summer heat

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
7654 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I would do that or call an animal shelter because they may be able to go over there and see what this poor dog has to go through and remove him/her from the home.

Post # 4
2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I would call animal control. Even with shade, dogs should not be outside all day in those temperatures.

Post # 5
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@megz06:  +1. Stories like this make me insane. Why do people even get dogs if they are going to treat them this way? He isn’t a part of your family or allowed in the home, so why have him at all? If he is a “guard dog” then he won’t be too effective if he is dehyrdrated. Ugh, I get all outraged over things like this, so I need to be calm 😛

I would call animal control, if they actually do anything in your area.

Post # 6
3635 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You can always call animal control and ask if they have to have shade.  I’m guessing so – here in MI where it gets cold animals have to have shelter in the winter and in the summer.  A box really isn’t good enough, they have to be able to get warm and cold.  Most animal control departments don’t want to take the animal away, if they can improve the situation where it is they’ll do that first. 

Post # 7
873 posts
Busy bee

Yeah I have called a shelter before. They don’t automatically take the animal unless it is very severe, instead they advise of changes that need to be made and then check back to ensure they changes were made. I would call on them

Post # 8
2365 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Depending on the state, “shelter” means cover from the elements, which does include shade in the summer.  The crate is iffy, because it can trap a lot of heat, so that negates the shade benefit.  As far as the water goes, my concern wouldn’t be so much the temperature of the water, but I’d be worried that there wasn’t enough of it.  Personally, I’d call animal control and see what happens first.  They won’t remove the dog, but they might say that he needs to add a shade or more water, etc.  They also will take an anonymous call, so he won’t know who reported him.

Post # 9
2460 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Stories like this make me so angry and sad for the poor animal! I would call your local animal control, or at least a (no kill) shelter and make a complaint.

Post # 10
670 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Make the call! And I would probably leave the note, too. Poor dog.. Do they ever let him inside or is he always chained up alone out there? Some people should not be allowed animals.  


Post # 12
8282 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I would have called animal control already.

Post # 13
1327 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I would call animal control for sure, say that you are concerned about possible abuse/neglect.  They should at least go look and do a welfare check.  Even if they don’t take any further action that might be a wake up call for the owner. 

Post # 14
11300 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

@MrsPanda99:  Haha, yep. 

There’s a house in my FMIL’s neighborhood and they leave their dogs outside ALL THE TIME. It really irks me.

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