Dog found lifeless in a backyard in scorching heat

- Queensland, Australia -

It’s almost Summer in Australia, but regardless of the season or the country, the warnings and appeals to protect our furbabies do apply.

Provide proper shelter, food and water.

On Thursday morning, November 14, a dog was found lifeless tethered to a fence unable to reach shade or water in scorching heat in a Logan home backyard.

The RSPCA was alerted.

The pup was a female Neo Mastiff cross, believed to be six or seven years old.

RSPCA spokesman Michael Beatty said investigations into the cause of the dog’s death is underway, however it’s most likely the animal died of heat stress.

A necropsy has been performed on the pup.

The RSPCA reports on their website: “….if they [dogs] don’t have shade or can’t reach water they’ll die. A rope or a chain can easily become entangled in furniture or plants and that can be fatal. It’s far better to make the yard or courtyard secure and then it won’t be necessary to tether the dog in the first place. We would also recommend that there are at least two to three containers of water in case one gets knocked over.”

Please, keep your eyes open and always report animals who are not kept in adequate conditions. Thank you!


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