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Q: Dogs in cars?

December 11, 2012 | By Ches21 | 1 answer | Expired: 668 days ago

Ches21

when I have been walking Abby I have noticed in the parking lot behind a bar that there is a small car parked in that parking lot every day when me and Abby go by it, when I walk Abby it can be from early morning to right before dark out but there is a dog in the car a big pittbull mix this dog I know it's nice cause it's owner had it out one day when I passed but tied to the back of one of his friends trucks to keep the dog from running off another time the dog was just loose and the owner was there but Abby has to have slow intruductions to other dogs if they are not on a leash Abby cowers unless I am bent over petting the other dog telling her that it is okay and the other dog doesn't try to jump on her this dog wanted to play so it tries to jump on Abby when I walk by there now I will walk slow and then if the dog is out which isn't very often I carry Abby in my arms as a precation if she wanted to Abby would start a fight if the intro isn't right, the dog looks healthy but a large pittbull can't live in a car I am worried about the dog with how hyper the dog is I don't think it gets enough exersice I beleive the dog is female and is only 6 months to a year old I think that is what might have happened with the blue pittbull I found in my front yard last summer you have heard of him My Blue Boy I called him Blue for short and now I have started to see a small car with a large husky left there in it in the parking lot I can't do anything cause they look well cared for but large dogs like these can't live in cars I also can't say for sure that they are living in the cars there is one other car where the dogs are teacup chihuahuas that are in it they are really small and don't look healthy but I haven't seen that car in months I know I can keep an eye out for the large dogs and see if their health deetearierates and call the humane socitey if absolutley nessaccery but is there anything else I can do I can't go in the bar and tell them so what can I do?

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Dec 11, 2012

I wouldn't wait until the dogs' health deteriorates before contacting someone. A lot can happen to a dog tied to a bumper or left in a car outside of a bar. People break into cars to steal dogs for bad reasons. Or God forbid what if the guy whose bumper the dog is tied to has a little too much to drink, decides to drive off and forgets about the dog. The dogs are at risk of abuse, theft, and injury among other things. Call the humane society and the local police and report these dogs. People and animals may both be living in that car and with winter coming on they're all going to need better accomodations. The people can obviously go inside, but the dogs are left to suffer the elements and a cold car isn't much help. This is a bad situation all the way around and someone needs to be alerted so the dogs and the people can get to a safe place. Notify any and all local rescue groups as well. More than likely the dogs will be in need of rescue if animal control gets involved, but still, the shelter is better than being tied to a bumper or left in a car all day. That's no life for any living creature.

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