San Bernardino, CA asked in Animal / Dog Law for California

Q: My neighbor leaves their dog out in the patio even when the temperatures gets to triple digits. Should I report it?

I recently moved into an apartment. Every time I walk towards my parking area I would pass my neighbor’s patio. Their dog would always bark every time someone walks by but today I noticed it didn’t and looked like it was suffering from the weather. Even though he was under a shade the heat was still terrible. I live in the desert and sometimes temperatures gets scorching hot. What do I do? Can I remain anonymous if I report it?

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2 Lawyer Answers
William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Animal & Dog Law Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Call Animal Control. It will let you know if you can make an anonymous report.

Daniel Timothy LeBel
Daniel Timothy LeBel
Answered
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Yes, you may--and it sounds like, should--report this condition to your local animal control center.

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