Guard dogs have needs too
I am infuriated at the death of the supposed watchdog (SPCA Investigating After Watchdog Found Dead, Feb. 5).
I would like people to know that just because an animal has a socalled doghouse, or minimal shelter from the elements, does not guarantee it can survive.
I have on numerous occasions contacted the supposed appropri- ate source to deal with similar incidents only to find that the animal had succumbed to the same fate as that poor, innocent dog.
You know, it is time to treat inhuman creatures with harsher penalties. How someone could treat an animal like this goes beyond reasoning. (Oh, but then again, some children are treated that way.)
Individuals who do this should not have access to an animal ever again. It’s obvious they do not have the capacity to look after an animal appropriately.
Dogs used for guarding property should have the same access to food, shelter and companionship as a household pet. Patsy Bisson Sydney