(Closed) Why do people leave dogs in hot cars????

posted 9 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
5986 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Wow, I just don’t understand this.


We were at a family reunion at a park last year and noticed that someone left their dog in the car as they went into the pool area. My uncle approached him and asked how long they would be in there because the dog shouldn’t just be sitting in the hot car. The guy brushed him off. After not seeing him return after 10 minutes we called the police (non-emergency but it’s good to know now that we can call the humane society in the future if this happens again). They came and basically searched the pool area until they found this guy and made him take the dog out of the car. I’m not sure if he faced charges or anything but I just don’t understand what he was thinking. He was even approached about it and just blew my uncle off. His family ended up staying at the water park for two hours while he had to stand outside in the park with his dog. Makes me wonder if he would have left the dog in there for two hours. 

Post # 5
5317 posts
Bee Keeper

Human IQ runs a large gamut.

Post # 6
6592 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@Treejewel19:  Who does that?  Leave your dog at home if you need to run errands or go to a meeting.  Poop pup can’t protect himself from his owner’s stupidity and/or selfishness.

Post # 7
1742 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

This makes me sad): You wouldn’t leave your child in there so how is a dog any different?! Crazy woman. She shouldn’t get her poor dog back.

Post # 8
3949 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

She was probably so embarased by her behavior she was trying not to be noticed.  I can’t imagine what her reacation should have been?   I can’t imagine leaving that poor puppy in the car like that.  I’m so glad those other three ladies jumped in and made phone calls to rescue that poor puppy.  

Post # 9
1955 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i honestly think people don’t think. they don’t realize that anmals get hot too. then again, i’ve seen people leave their kids in the car with no windows open. so i’m beginning to wonder whether people even think at all.

i don’t have animals. we never had animals growing up, due to allergies. however, everyone around me had pets. and Fiance and i fully intend on having animals once we settle into our own home (he grew up with dogs and cats). but even i, who has never had pets, know that you don’t leave an animal in a hot car. i don’t even think anmals should be left outside in the heat. then again, i was taught to leave the radio on, and a light as well, when cat or dog sitting. i also always leave ice in water dishes during the summer (i cat sit for my aunt a lot during the summer, she travels a lot for work).

Post # 10
3372 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Because some people are stupid and other people are scumbags.

Post # 11
1837 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@Treejewel19:  I’m always upset when I see people leave their dogs in the car on a hot day. However, sometimes people probably think I’m awful since I usually take my dog with me on hot days. I leave my dog in my car IF I’m going to be back within 5 minutes. In the summertime, I have a battery operated fan & a water bowl in my car plus I leave my windows cracked & park in the shade even if I have to park at the far end of the parkinglot. I went to a restaurant last week just to drop something off (I literally walked in, asked them to give to NAME & walked out). However, someone gave me a dirty look because they probably thought I had eaten there (would have been 30-45mins at least to get food & eat, etc) & left my dog in the car. So sometimes its not as bad as you think. However if I’m going to be in a store for over 5 minutes, I don’t bring my dog. Yes she whines she can’t come, but I’m not going to bake her!

However, that woman doesn’t deserve her dog back! Poor pup 🙁

Post # 13
702 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@Treejewel19:  This blows my mind! A few months ago I was unexpectedly locked out of my house with my dogs and I stopped by a starbucks just to pee. I felt SO guilty leaving them in the car for even those 5-10 minutes it took me to use the bathroom, in 60 degree weather. I can’t even fathom what i would have done if it had been hot out! 

Post # 14
1125 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

these people should be stuck in a hot car for hours without the windows cracked.  Like 10 hours.  Disgusting

Post # 15
1234 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

🙁  I’m glad that the humane society was called. 

Post # 16
6533 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’m glad the poor dog was rescued. Stupid woman! 

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