Hey There Pooch Lovers,
This is a bit of an unusual thread, prompted by a show I watched on the TV 2 night ago - The Force on Ch 7. Reality Copper show, following life on the beat for the men and women in blue! There was a particular incident that occurred in Perth where a young man was pulled over for a number of vehicle and driving offences - including the driver being over the legal limit. He happened to be driving with 2 young staffy x's (kelpie x I think) - beautiful young dogs. So the scenario became that the coppers had to take the bloke with them - you could see the driver's number one concern here was his pooches which he clearly loved. The coppers in all fairness allowed him to try and ring people to come and pick up his dogs but no one would.
To cut a long story short, the end result, the coppers left the dogs in the vehicle, on the side of a road, in the middle of the night and took the accused away. This flabbergasted me and I was disgusted at the time. I couldn't believe that this could or would happen? Don't get me wrong, I don't condone the fact that the guy was over the limit and had other issues with his vehicle, license etc ... but leaving 2 young dogs in an unattended vehicle on the side of the road in the middle of the night seemed the epitome of irresponsibility in regards to the officers at the scene. Surely there could have been more consideration given to the welfare of these dogs?
Would be interested to know your feelings on the matter. I completely understand the extreme nature of the job for coppers, but surely .. surely there has to be some examples set by officials of this country. I would be just as appalled if an ordinary everyday person left their dogs in an unattended car .. I feel just as appalled that coppers allowed that to happen.
On a positive note - the driver did return sometime later and the pooches were happy and safe. And yes, he should have been more responsible for taking dogs in a car when it was unsafe to do so!
Catchya in the posts,
SH, Lola n Zep