Can dogs be left outside in winter? Man left an aggressive note after leaving his pets outside in sub-zero temperatures
- A passerby left an angry note for a South Australian man
- She had left her dogs outside in freezing temperatures.
A man has shared an expletive-laden note left for him by an irate passerby because he had left his dogs outside in near freezing conditions.
The man discovered the note after temperatures at his home in Murray Bridge, South Australia, plummeted early Monday morning.
The note read: ‘You are (sic) a lousy human. 4C to below 2C and dogs outside. F**k me, what ac**t.’
Adding damage to the insult: The aggressive note was written on a professional pad with the message ‘with compliments’ at the top.
The angry dog owner responded to the letter dropper with his own hostile message.
A passerby left an aggressive note for a neighbor (above) after seeing their dogs left outside in sub-zero temperatures
“To the idiot who left this note in my wife’s car this morning, you don’t know anything about my dogs, they have kennels inside a shed as well as outside, not that it has anything to do with you,” he wrote on a page of the local community.
‘Also, we know who you are because the people across the street have CCTV.
‘If you’re so worried about my dogs, go up there and pat them, you jerk.
‘You must have been busy this morning writing notes to everyone who has dogs outside. What the hell were you snooping around at that time of the morning anyway?
Most of the commenters under the man’s tirade sided with him, calling out the bystander for assuming the worst.
“It’s crazy how dogs and other animals survive in the wild,” one person wrote.
‘WTF. My two dogs sleep outside and keep warm together in their large crate and extra dog bed…and what…how rude to do that to you,” said another.
The dog’s owner responded with a hostile message after discovering the note in his wife’s car, explaining that the dogs had several warm places to sleep.
CAN PETS BE LEFT OUTSIDE IN WINTER?
RSPCA South Australia advises pet owners to take precautions when leaving animals outside in the cold.
Dogs, cats, and farm animals (including chickens) can suffer when left in freezing temperatures.
Short-coated, elderly, young, underweight, and sick pets are especially vulnerable to drops in temperature.
The RSPCA urges pet owners to create a dry and warm place for animals to curl up, swap out metal bowls for plastic ones to avoid tongue-swallowing scenarios, and leave more food behind as animals burn more energy to keep warm.
Warm coats can be purchased to help dogs through the colder months, but smaller pets such as rabbits and guinea pigs must be brought inside.
Fountain: RSPCA South Australia