I read Barbara Gallagher’s letter about the dog that was tied/chained with no human contact and perhaps no food/water/shelter. I, too, observed this during the summer when it was brutally hot, but the police officer whom I spoke with did check on the dog.
Animals, be they domestic, farm or wild, have no voice and only caring human beings can speak for them. I totally don’t understand people who have animals and fail to treat them humanely.
Dogs are such fun animals and they need to be treated like a member of the family.