Dog Unattended Is Wrong!
dogs unattended is a subject that I have been watching for some time. I haven't
decided whether people are stupid, insensitive, unfeeling or just
not able to think things through to a conclusion. Maybe they just
AREN'T Thinking at all.
I see people leaving
their dog's in cars, tied up in front of stores, and Yes, they
even letting them run loose while they go about their business. In
what reality does this kind of behavior become OK or even expectable.
If someone did this to their child, they would be charged with a
crime and the child would be taken away from them in a heartbeat.
But I guess that since it ONLY a dog it is somehow OK to do. This
is ridiculous and it needs to stop! It doesn't matter if it is a
dog or a child, it is cruelty and there are laws against it.
Beside the fact that
is morally wrong, there are also a lot of things that can go wrong
when you leave a dog unattended.
Reasons to NOT leave
your dog tie up or left inside your car alone:
1. THEY CAN GET STOLEN. Many dog's are used as bait for fighting
dogs or sold to laboratories for testing.
2. In hot weather, dogs can suffer from overheating due to lack of
water and shade. Their paws can be burned from the hot pavement
3. In cold weather, dogs left outside for only a few minutes
without shelter can receive frost bit, damage to paw pads etc.
4. They can be tormented or injured by people or other dogs.
5. In the summertime temperatures inside your car can increase dramatically
in a very short time.
Studies show that
leaving a dog inside a closed car in the summer can be fatal in in
just a short time. This is because the windows allow the sun's
shortwave radiation to warm the objects that it strikes. These
objects (dashboard, steering wheel, interior panels and upholstery)
radiate heat into the adjacent air and give off longwave radiation
which is very efficient at warming the air trapped inside a
vehicle. In as little as 10 minutes the temperature inside a
closed vehicle can rise 19 deg F. In 20 minutes - 29 deg F, in 30
minutes it can rise as much as 34 deg F. In just under one hour
the temperature can rise as mush as 45-50 deg F.
Many people think that "Cracking" the windows will keep
the temperature inside the car at a safe level. In fact, it
actually has little effect. Vehicle interior color has a big
effect on how fast the temperature will rise, but the fact remains
that it will still become unsafe for pets and humans in a very
short time. We all need to get the word out that a car is
not to be used as a dog watcher or for that matter a babysitter...
In the summer heat, it can easily become an oven.
If you are one of the people this article is talking about, please
think twice the next time you leave your home with your dog. Don't
tie them up in front of a store or leave them in your car. Stop
and think! Is that coffee, donut, big mac or fountain pop or
paper worth the life of your companion?...Yeh, I don't think so