Animal lovers can be overbearing

For the second time this year I have been verbally assaulted in a parking lot by a citizen who, without any details other than seeing my dogs in the back of my canopy-covered truck, feels they have the right to tell me I am a terrible dog owner and I should be reported to the SPCA.

For the second time this year I have been verbally assaulted in a parking lot by a citizen who, without any details other than seeing my dogs in the back of my canopy-covered truck, feels they have the right to tell me I am a terrible dog owner and I should be reported to the SPCA.

I am fully aware that leaving an animal in a vehicle on a hot day is very wrong; having been brought up by a father who was a veterinarian I fully understand the ramifications.

If the well-meaning citizen had thought to look deeper into the situation before verbally attacking me they would have seen the three dogs had just finished their morning swim and were in no danger. A quick stop at the store is not a crime.

There are people out there who should not own pets and if they put them in danger they should be punished. I am not one of them and will gladly welcome the SPCA to my home at any time to see my three very well cared for and pampered family members.

I only wish some people would take as good of care of their children as I do of my dogs.

Stephen Mears

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