On June 16th, in Gainesville Florida,I arrived at the gym at approximately 9:55pm,about eighty degrees outside, getting out of my car I hear barking to look over and see a dog sitting in a car with nobody in the car and the window cracked a tad. I decided to call animal services but animal services were no longer open and I was instructed by the voicemail to call 911. At 9:59pm I called the police department in a report of a dog being locked in a car without an owner anywhere near. The dispatcher got some information about the car the dog was in and said they were sending someone available.
Twenty one minutes go by and still no police officer, I have learned that brain damage in a dog can happen within fifteen minutes of being in a hot car. I called back the police department at 10:21 and stated nobody has yet to show up about the complaint I have made, the dispatcher explained there was only one available officer and she was coming from 13th street which is approximately 3.69 miles or six minutes. Finally at 10:38 an officer showed up by the name of Orengo, I explained what’s going on the cop looked in the car with the flashlight and found that there were actually two dogs in the car. The cop then said “It’s not an issue since the sun isn’t out and it, just rained so it’s cool out.” She said there wasn’t a problem and she would try to make contact with the owner. But this isn’t considered a criminal charge. The officer walked into the building, as I followed she found the owner sat down on the couch beside the owners and stayed for approximately 4 minutes.
The officer left the building at 10:45pm. The owners sat in the building after the officer left and laughed about the issue brought upon them, and yet lingered in the building acting as if they did nothing wrong. The owners finally decided to leave the building at 10:53pm.
Leaving animals left in a car for over an hour is animal abuse, especially in Florida where the temperature is 80 degrees. We need to step up and make it a law, so people will stop abusing animals.
Bo came to us through Karen @caring4creatures. She was a pleasure to communicate through and delivered us our sweet and good natured ‘Bo’. Information about Bo was clear, honest and considerate.
He is everything we hoped for and a true gentleman. We were told he was housebroken, good hearted and kind with children, all which are true. He us a wonderful asset to our family and we thank everyone along the chain of contact and delivery that made Bo’s travel and adoption seamless.
Thank you for the fine and caring work you do for the many pets you save.
If you are expecting a baby, your life is about to change dramatically. While you have read all the books and set up your new baby’s room, you may not have thought about how to prepare your pet for the new arrival.
If you think your world will be turned upside down, your pet will be in exactly the same boat. Your new baby will become your key priority and focus and what was once your four legged child, will undoubtedly see the difference. Some common changes that your pet may notice are:
• Less attention
• Not as many walks
• Change in feeding time
• Not able to bark, being shushed a lot
• Less tolerance for naughty behavior
• New noises such as crying or baby toys
• New furniture
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