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July 12, 2013 - 1:12pm

Dog locked inside red Pontiac with the windows up at Walmart

posted by Billie Owens in animal rescue, animal abuse.

A dog or dogs are locked inside a red Pontiac with the windows up near the food entrance of Walmart. An animal control officer is responding to the complaint.

UPDATE 1:30 p.m.: The owner was paged and the officer advised the person about the danger of leaving a dog in a car with the windows up.

Scott Birkby
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What is wrong with this person??? The dog could easily chew up the upholstery, or perhaps urinate or defecate in the car.

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Good question Scott.

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If we had a comment of the week award, Scott ....

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I think there should be a huge billboard on veterans memorial drive telling the dangers of this problem.

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Any responsible pet owner would know not to leave a pet in a car with the windows up.
Please leave your pet at home if you are going some place you can't take your pet.

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Billie, this is an ongoing problem. If you can get the owners' names and publish them, maybe it would be a deterrent for future abuses...

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Bob,

I have a better idea: Lock the pet owners in the car with the windows up, and no ignition key so they can't start the car and turn the A/C on.

After all, their pets weren't left the ignition key so THEY could start the car and turn the A/C on!

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I see what you did there Bob #pistolpermits

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;-)

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I wouldn't publish the names or the license plate information of the dog owners in these cases because they are not arrested and charged with a crime. I do hope that some "sunshine" helps deter this practice.

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