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Would you leave your dog..

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andshewillbeloved · 30/06/2017 14:01

in the back of a van all day? And I mean ok a regular basis from around 10am until 5.

I have a friend who does this because she doesn't want the dog tearing up her house.

Aibu to think this is neglect?

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tabulahrasa · 30/06/2017 14:03

A parked van? Or being driven round with them?


Justhadmyhaircut · 30/06/2017 14:04

I hope you are going to report her if it's left parked up. .


ArchieStar · 30/06/2017 14:05

Parked up no.

If I was using the van and dog was with me yes.


MeanAger · 30/06/2017 14:05


AlmostAJillSandwich · 30/06/2017 14:05

Of course it is neglect! No space to move about, probably no food or water, no daylight, and in the summer the heat will be unbearable and life threatening. Report her, report her now! people like that shouldnt have pets.


andshewillbeloved · 30/06/2017 14:06

Parked up mostly.

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IcingSausage · 30/06/2017 14:07

Then your friend is a dick who is cruel to her dog.


Justhadmyhaircut · 30/06/2017 14:09

Report her every day. . .
Or you are surely an accessory?


tabulahrasa · 30/06/2017 14:09

"Parked up mostly."

Still depends what you mean tbh.

I know people who take dogs to work with them, so, drive to a location, do a job for an hour or two, drive to another location...and repeated through the day, that's better than being home alone usually as they get out for pee breaks have company to break up the day and what have you.

Just parked up in one all day is bery different.


BMW6 · 30/06/2017 14:10

FFS please report to RSPCA or at least tell her to let the poor dog be rehomed to someone who will take care of it properly. Cruel bitch Angry


GahBuggerit · 30/06/2017 14:12

Wtf! Absolutely neglect and animal abuse. Your friend is a twat, I'd report her to the RSPCA


bubblesagain · 30/06/2017 14:14

Yes I'd class it as neglect, I don't get why people get dogs when they just leave them all day. And in the back of a van is awful, at least at home it would have its bowl, room to pad about and play with its toys.

Have they even being doing this in the recent heat we've had?


Ameliablue · 30/06/2017 14:18

No I wouldn't but there are factors to consider such as is the dog supervised while there, how big is the area, is it open to allow light and air in, is it given breaks out of the van, is the van kept at a suitable temperature.


allowlsthinkalot · 30/06/2017 14:19

Hmmmm. Two minds. It doesn't sound great tbh but dh had a dog when we first married who had travelled around Europe in his land rover. She was happier in the back than left in the house alone because she knew he was nearby.

He used to put her in the back when he was at work with the back doors open and a long lead, food and water and her bed in the back. She had a long run before work, a walk at lunchtime then another run in the hills after work.

So even though it doesn't sound good on paper dh's dog actually had a rather lovely life.


SofaToad · 30/06/2017 14:31

Yes, if I wanted the dog to suffer as previously mentioned or to be stolen.


andshewillbeloved · 30/06/2017 14:45

For example, last week we went out for the day and spent 6-7 hours out and about. We got back to the car park and it was only then that I found out the dog was in the back.

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tabulahrasa · 30/06/2017 14:49

"Have they even being doing this in the recent heat we've had?"

Vans don't get as hot as cars, in the shade they're really not bad at all...also that heat kind of depends where you are in the country, we've not all had a heat wave.

But no, 6 or 7 hours parked up is not ok.


Ameliablue · 30/06/2017 14:49

No that doesn't sound ok.


BloodWorries · 30/06/2017 14:50

Is there any sort of air con for the dog? Otherwise I'd report to the RSPCA or if it's a hot day then call the police.
Even if they are coming back every hour or two, a dog could overheat and die in that amount of time on a hot day.


BillyDaveysDaughter · 30/06/2017 14:53

No, that doesn't sound right at all. Sad


ShatnersWig · 30/06/2017 14:53

Astonished you need to ask.

Question is what are YOU going to do about it?


PeaFaceMcgee · 30/06/2017 14:59

Report to the rspca, dog warden and police when you know own the dog is in the van. Anonymously if you must.


PeaFaceMcgee · 30/06/2017 15:00

*the, not own


JaneJeffer · 30/06/2017 15:14

Poor dog. I can't understand why anyone would get a dog if they leave them alone for so long. Leaving them in a van all day is cruel.


nina2b · 30/06/2017 15:16

Report her anonymously. Grrrr

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