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    I arrived at work this morning and noticed a dog on the back of the ute in our staff carpark (you need a security pass to get in there), parked in the sun. A colleague told me the dog was there at 9am when she arrived.

    I got someone to notify the facilities manager who apparently went to check the dog, saw he was not tied up and had a bowl of water and said he'd give it another hour. It is now close to 12pm and the dog is still there!

    I know it's not a huge issue, but I would never, ever force my dog to stay in the sun for that long, with or without water. It really p!sses me off. I called the property manager again, but he says there is nothing he can do and the dog does not look distressed. Though he agreed with me that he would never do that to his own dog.

    I started calling the RSPCA to ask their advice, but then I hung up as I wasn't sure what I expect them to be able to do...

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    I bit rough. The owner could have parked in the shade at least (if there is any).
    The only consolation is that the dog is not tied up.
    I hope he is not alone for too much longer.

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    Yeah its a bit rough if left in the sun. Actually without being tied up at least the dog can hop out if it's too hot and lie under neath the ute, have seen it a few times. dogs arn't dumb lol. I had to live out of a car with my dog for a few months and taken him to work sites with me, always shade and plenty water though.
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    Imagine how hot it would get on its feet! Poor thing

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    I can understand your concern Beloz but i have owned dogs that are so posessive of thier ute that even somthing like the boiling sun wont be enough to persuade them to leave. I guess the owner was decent enough to leave some water though.

    I often watched my old dog lie in the sun when he had all the shade he could ever want. He was very, very hot to touch and i was sure he wasn't enjoying it but even after i would move him he would head straight back to his hot spot. Weird.

    Still...if it was my ute i'd at least look for a shady park or put up somthing to give him shade. Hope he does OK.


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    I would ring the RSPCA or locally i would ring our council Ranger.......The only thing you can do in the now, is chuck a blanket or flat card-board box in for it to sit on
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    Why was the dog left on the ute in the first place? If they were going to be there for a few hours, why couldn't they have left the dog at home...

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    He's still there. It's been nearly 6 hours now. But at least he is in the shade now. I just went and gave him a rawhide chew I happened to have in the car. He was just lying there looking in the direction his owner must have dissapeared in. I found it very sad. But he did seem quite chuffed with the chew, so at least that will give him something to do for the next hour or so.

    I am trying not to be too judgmental and jump to conclusions. There may have been a very good reason why he had to take his dog to work (pretty sure it's not a tradie as there are no tools on the ute and no one has seen anyone near it). But a few people have been checking up on the dog and no one has seen his owner.

    And just now, nearly 6 hours after the dog was first spotted someone (with authority) has finally sent out an email to all staff asking the owner of the ute to contact them! I am sure I was not the only one complaining to them about it...

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    Update: Just went to check at the window (3rd floor) and saw the uter reverse and drive off!

    Oh and in the owner's defence, half of the ute tray was covered with a mat. But someone mentioned they went to give the dog water (and a meat pie! who knows who else has been feeding this dog. ) so he must have run out before his owner returned.

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    Quite honestly I would not be impressed at all if strangers were feeding what they wanted to to my dog.
    Our farm dogs tend to want to stay on the back of the ute when parked around on the farm and not chained to it unless the ute was being driven. As this one was NOT tied up, had the choice to move under it for shade, had a mat to stand on and water to drink, I feel that you wayyy over reacted.

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