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I left a note on a car

(21 Posts)
SpottyDottie Wed 26-Feb-14 16:05:24

I reported a car at sainsburys. It was a bloody hot day, dog shut in a car with no windows open. It was distressed.

Jolleigh Wed 26-Feb-14 14:57:51

Cruel gits. Glad you called 101 and left the note. I'd have been tempted to get the supermarket to announce the car reg on the speaker thingy and say it was being stolen - they'd have soon arrived at the car ready for you to give him an ear full.

NoodleOodle Wed 26-Feb-14 14:49:09

Wish my car were warm, it's been out in the sun and having just got in from it, I can assure you it's flipping freezing. If the dog's in distress though, the dog's in distress so YANBU.

pointythings Wed 26-Feb-14 14:44:45

Bump a car is a metal and glass box without air circulation, it heats up faster and gets much hotter than a house - it acts like a greenhouse. Dogs are also unable to disperse their excess body heat effectively in close quarters. Panting and listlessness are two key indicators that the dog is at risk of heat stroke - Google it and do your research.

AchyFox Wed 26-Feb-14 14:43:49


Are you in the Southern Hemisphere ?

NinjaBunny Wed 26-Feb-14 13:33:16

If the dog was panting and listless I'd have smashed a window.

BitsinTatters Wed 26-Feb-14 13:28:23

If the dog had looked chilled out I wouldn't have left the note or called 101. It was more because it was panting and seemed listless.

Magix Wed 26-Feb-14 13:14:49

Poor dog sad I hate hearing stories like this . I hope the police came and got it out .

Fontofnowt Wed 26-Feb-14 13:07:22

Two dogs died last summer here locked in a car.

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Wed 26-Feb-14 13:06:05

The air circulation in a house is much better than that of a car Bumps but maybe you are ok with animal cruelty.

LuciusMalfoyisSmokingHot Wed 26-Feb-14 13:00:09

You were so not Unreasonable, cruel bastards, cars can get like ovens in the hot, i bet poor dogs owners wouldnt wanna sit in an oven for 2 hours, why the hell should they expect a dog too.

BumpButAlsoGrind Wed 26-Feb-14 13:00:02

Wait, if you're in the UK currently that direct sun might take it up to 15-20° or so, most living rooms are warmer than that.

pointythings Wed 26-Feb-14 12:57:05

I always go into the shop and report. People are so ignorant - they think cars can't get hot on a sunny day in February. Twats. I've also called the police - twice in one week a few years ago.

DevonFolk Wed 26-Feb-14 12:55:36

YANBU. That sort of thing makes me so angry sad

I reported a similar situation to the security bloke at tescos once so he could get an announcement put out for the twat to come back and allow their poor dog to breathe.

puds11isNAUGHTYnotNAICE Wed 26-Feb-14 12:54:29

You should call the police. I'm pretty sure you are allowed to smash windows in these cases. Maybe go smash the window and take the poor thing.

BitsinTatters Wed 26-Feb-14 12:51:57

Oh I called 101

But I couldn't stay any longer

MimiSunshine Wed 26-Feb-14 12:50:23

I dont think YABU to call them that but i'd have also called the RSPCA

Dawndonnaagain Wed 26-Feb-14 12:50:09

The police are always happy to break a window in these circumstances.

hoppingmad Wed 26-Feb-14 12:49:55

Could you call RSPCA?

DomesticDisgrace Wed 26-Feb-14 12:49:34

You weren't unreasonable at all but you probably should have called an animal cruelty place!

BitsinTatters Wed 26-Feb-14 12:48:35

Their toy poodle was locked in in direct sun. Was there when I arrived and still there when I left (2 hours)

Old car no tinting on windows.

IT's warn here today and my car was certainly warm when I got back in it parked right next to the dog car. No windows open and dog was panting

I called them Cruel and ignorant


I know


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