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dog outside in this weather ? is it allowed

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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
i can hear a dog in street that is obviously round someones back garden whining away its min -5 is this allowed im tempted to call the police or something but dont want to if its allowed
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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#1
all depends

if you're concerned, ring police.

it's friday night though so i expect they'll be busy so may not be able to get there quick enough
#2
well im concerned about the poor dog just dont know if police would care
#3
I have actually been feeling so guilty the past week as my dog hasnt been walked properly since this cold snap set in. Like most pavements, ours is too dangerous to walk on and our dog just goes mental when she is out. So we have just been opening the door to let her out for a quick whizz and poo in the garden.

So in answer to ur question, no a dog at this late hour and in these freezing cold conditions shouldnt be left out in a garden

I wouldnt call the police just yet - I would give it another 10/15 mins - do u not know the neighbour

sorry also want to add our dog is old and has arthritic hips (she has tablets for it!!!) so the cold weather is worse for her and another reason to not have her out too long
suspended#4
I would say it's more of an RSPCA case, as it's a possible act of cruelty. But i doubt anything would happen.
#5
Phone the cops, use the local number not 999, tell them what`s happening and let them work out if it`s actionable.
That`s all you can really do. Unless you want to go round, kick in your neighbour`s door and tie them up in their back garden in sub-zero temperatures. :whistling:
#6
Is it near a chinese restaurant ( on a serious note, no it should not be left outside call the RSPCA)
#7
Hell yeah i'd call someone - poor hound!
I aint taking my pooch out - he burnt his wee paws on the salt grit last time :(
#8
bossyboots
I have actually been feeling so guilty the past week as my dog hasnt been walked properly since this cold snap set in. Like most pavements, ours is too dangerous to walk on and our dog just goes mental when she is out. So we have just been opening the door to let her out for a quick whizz and poo in the garden.

So in answer to ur question, no a dog at this late hour and in these freezing cold conditions shouldnt be left out in a garden

I wouldnt call the police just yet - I would give it another 10/15 mins - do u not know the neighbour

sorry also want to add our dog is old and has arthritic hips (she has tablets for it!!!) so the cold weather is worse for her and another reason to not have her out too long


its defo not been let out for a quick toilet break i heard it earlier when i was out with dog

feel guilty as ours is upstairs as we speak under the duvet and the central heating is on
#9
If thats a celtic top,then its the SSPCA not RSPCA.
Think the Polis would just refer you to them.
#10
Crowman
. Unless you want to go round, kick in your neighbour`s door and tie them up in their back garden in sub-zero temperatures. :whistling:


tempted
#11
probably not... don't waste the police time..

go out there with a friend or someone, find out the house, where he is.. knock their door if need.. say you are concerned about the dog... don't worry about what the neighbours are gonna think.. worry about the poor dog..
#12
Depends what dog.

I have a husky cross japanese akita, loves cold temperatures.

Full husky can do silly sub temps and be fine.
#13
OP is the dog still out now
#14
leaving a dog out in this weather is cruel. I don't know if the RSPCA have a 24 hour incident line, but if not I'd probably be calling the local number for the police for any advice on what can be done if it were me, as I'd be more worried the poor thing won't make it through the night with such low temperatures. At least you know then you've done everything you reasonably can :)
#15
Deffo phone the police...they will be able to contact SSPCA
#16
Its not wasting police time - if you phone the local office they'll get to it when they can. Im sure if they have other pressing matters then it will wait but you'll have a clear concience.
#17
I Would phone the police and RSPACA immediately that should not happen full stop this is cruelty to animals

call them and tell them
#18
Get on the blower. It might just put the owner off doing it again (if the poor animal survives 2nt)
#19
It's all the wild animals I feel sorry for. They have no home.
#20
#21
call rspca before the dog dies of cold, and you have the death on your conscience, knowing you could have prevented it.
It was -17.6 degrees celcius here the other night !
#22
let us know what happens!
#23
scrumpypaul


it's friday night though so i expect they'll be busy[COLOR="Red"] so may not be able to get there quick enough[/COLOR]



Read:At all.
#24
i have my dog in a kennel outside , dogs have thick coats which are designed for the cold ... well some are.
#25
wallzer
i have my dog in a kennel outside , dogs have thick coats which are designed for the cold ... well some are.


awww are u not tempted to bring your pooch in ?
#26
It does depend on what type of dog it is but I think some people are underestimating what dogs are capable of, many of them are meant to be able to cope in all conditions and those with heavy coats can withstand very cold temperatures. Even my 15 week old Cocker Spaniel pup (working strain) chooses to be outside in what's very deep snow for him and needs a lot of persuasion to get him back inside, he's been wanting to sleep outside the back door despite being below freezing. After walking out in the snow for a while, he's not shivering nor does he go to the fire at all.

John
#27
i dont think the rspca/sspca can do anything about it. it's not contravening any of their rules/laws or whatever the terminology is. we had a neighbour who kept his dog in his back garden ALL the time- never went for walks, but when i once enquired as to whether it was cruelty, i was told that it wasn't as dog was healthy and happy getting fed etc. but if it's still bothering you op, then ring the sspca for peace of mind..
#28
dontasciime
It's all the wild animals I feel sorry for. They have no home.


btw their 'feelings' cant be put into a human context for them they have no concept of a 'home' that we do.

seems some people take animals a bit too seriously they are out in the wild with nature where they belong them them do their thing

they are not humans, their skins, furs allow for much colder temps, if animals couldn't survive in the winter in this country then they wouldn't exist.
#29
numptyj
btw their 'feelings' cant be put into a human context for them they have no concept of a 'home' that we do.

seems some people take animals a bit too seriously they are out in the wild with nature where they belong them them do their thing

they are not humans, their skins, furs allow for much colder temps, if animals couldn't survive in the winter in this country then they wouldn't exist.


lol, i think dontasciime was joking. but +1 for all that.
#30
bossyboots;7479054
I have actually been feeling so guilty the past week as my dog hasnt been walked properly since this cold snap set in. Like most pavements, ours is too dangerous to walk on and our dog just goes mental when she is out. So we have just been opening the door to let her out for a quick whizz and poo in the garden.


So you should.

You should get your dog out for an hour a day, no matter what the weather is like.

We cant get the cars off the drive, but still manage to get the dogs out for an hour a day !
banned#31
BabySmurfette;7479295
Its not wasting police time - if you phone the local office they'll get to it when they can. Im sure if they have other pressing matters then it will wait but you'll have a clear concience.

of course its wasting police time. they wouldnt be interested as its not a criminal matter.

just phone the rspca, thats what they are there for.
banned#32
I laughed so freaking hard at the OP. Great post also dontasciime I saw the sarcasm at least.
#33
lumoruk
I laughed so freaking hard at the OP. Great post also dontasciime I saw the sarcasm at least.


:-D @ dontasklime... if only numptyj clicked on too:?
#34
samwants2save
:-D @ dontasklime... if only numptyj clicked on too:?


oh well lol

but there are people out there like that so was voicing opinion in general lol
#35
My cooker has stopped working. Should I call the Police?
banned#36
thesaint
My cooker has stopped working. Should I call the Police?


No. Just try to find one that doesn't leave you next time. :thumbsup:
#37
guv
No. Just try to find one that doesn't leave you next time. :thumbsup:


My last one burnt out after making me too many sammiches. Had to trade it in for a new model.
#38
http://www.peta.org/feat/coldog/index.html

By the way some people treat their dogs, you'd think they were afraid Muffin would melt if they brought her inside. If you look around, you will see them: dogs living under camper shells, overturned barrels, and plywood boards propped up against the fence. This is where millions of dogs live-all day, every day. When it rains, they're out there. When it's 17 degrees and blowing 35 miles an hour, they're out there. When a big snow comes and their human families are cozy inside by the fire, these dogs are still … out there, shivering, whimpering, wishing they could come inside.
Backyard Dog

Click on the image to see dogs
who were rescued from the cold

Dogs and other animals may have fur coats, but they can still suffer from frostbite, exposure and dehydration when water sources freeze. Cold weather spells extra hardship for "backyard" dogs.

"In nature, dogs would dig dens or otherwise find refuge from the elements," says PETA cruelty caseworker Amy Rhodes. "But chained and confined dogs often have no escape from the cold." PETA has received reports of dogs with frostbitten ears and noses, even dogs found frozen nearly to death.

Every winter, PETA provides dozens of needy dogs with doghouses and bedding and convinces many owners to bring their dogs inside. During one cold spell, we loaded up a truck with straw and delivered it to a low-income housing project where many dogs were desperately in need of warm, dry bedding material. Another truckload of straw was stationed in a supermarket parking lot and given away free to owners of "outside" dogs. A "sample" doghouse was so admired that it, too, was given away on the spot!
#39
Given PETA openly admit to killing most of the animals they pick up or are dropped off to them for care (over 90% in some areas), they're really a very bad example to choose in this case. The information simply isn't correct, dogs don't naturally dig dens nor do they necessarily seek refuge (at least no more shelter than a back garden provides)- instead they simply curl up and in packs will sit close to each other just as their wolf ancestors still do. Obviously the ability to deal with the cold is going to vary between breeds but the OP makes no mention of the breed and the peta information doesn't either which is a bad omission - Siberian Huskies can manage in the open, exposed air right down to -60. Clearly the toy dogs and short haired breeds are not going to have the same capacity for dealing with the cold but the information posted makes no distinction.

John
#40
bossyboots
awww are u not tempted to bring your pooch in ?


nope , he is a working dog and lives in his kennel in my garden. Nice big thick coat to keep him warm supplied by nature

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