This morning in Bruce I was disgusted to see that one selfish pet owner had a dog in an almost entire concrete yard with:
- a tiny little box (rabbit sized) in which to shelter
- no shade or eaves for the dog to shelter under (new Bruce homes = boxes)
- and NO WATER (there was a small bowl, possibly intended for water, but it was empty.
I called the RSPCA and they’re looking into it (though generally their hands are tied). Aparently the owner goes home at lunch time on hot days to check on the dog – yeah, that’s not good enough, moron.
The only upside of this story is that I’m not the only one who was appalled by the owner’s stupidity – someone else had already reported the matter. Thank you to that person.
I noticed a lot of other dogs in small yards/on balconies during my run, though most seemed to have doggy doors so they could go inside. I hope these animals are being propoerly cared for. The next few days are going to be extremely hot.