If you’re like me, you absolutely hate it when you’re in a public place and see a dog abandoned by his or her owner, especially if it’s left locked in a car. Now I understand if you’re running a quick errand and there’s no way around it, but it really, really irks me when people do it on hot days. It’s basically like a form of torture to the pup. If you’re a normal, empathetic person, you do everything in your power to prevent a situation like that from happening. It’s unfair to the dog, plain and simple, and more often than not, you know their discontent courtesy of endless barking.
That’s why it’s beyond amusing to hear about a police officer in Ohio who actually ordered a lady to sit in her burning hot Nissan Sentra, parked in a Wal-Mart parking lot, as punishment when he responded to tip that there was a distressed pup holed up, evidently against its will.
A Strongsville police officer who responded to a call about a dog locked inside a hot car said when the owner returned to the car, he ordered her to sit in the hot vehicle with the doors closed and windows rolled up.
An animal lover made the 911 call from Walmart on April 12.
Luckily the dog, which was sitting in a Nissan Sentra, was fine.
According to the officer, the woman was fine when she got out, but did look uncomfortable.
She got off with a warning.
Legally, she got off with a warning. But mentally, I’m sure the embarrassment was plentiful, and that’s all that matters. Kudos to whichever member of the Strongsville police force deemed it necessary to employ the golden rule as means of punishment, and if I had to guess, that’s the last time Lassie is going to get the sauna treatment against her will.
Nice to see some justice get served where it’s due.