UGH. I just spent an hour in a Target parking lot sweating because some DIPSHIT left his dog in his dark windowed SUV for fucking EVER.

The dog was barking when I was on my way into the store. I checked him out, asked the store if they could page the owner of the car (they said they aren't allowed to do that because they used to and it would incite panic?? that's a story for another time), then I decided to do my shopping very quickly. I knew it was only going to take me 15 minutes and I was hoping that the owner would show up while I was gone. NOPE. At this point, the dog is crying and panting heavily, so I called the cops. Animal control cops showed up very quickly so that's a silver lining. I had tried sitting in my car for 10 minutes and it was so fucking swelteringly hot, I had to get out. I can't imagine how the dog felt.

Just as the officer was telling me it wasn't hot enough outside for her to legally pop the car open and take the dog (it was 75. Major side eye occurred at this point), Dipshit comes back and unlocks the car saying "It's fine!" NOPE. NOPE. NOT FINE. FUCK YOU. The dog was left with NO WATER in a sunny parking lot with the windows half an inch open for AN HOUR at least. I let the animal control officer talk to him and didn't say a word because I would've gone nuclear. She told him she's seen dogs dead and brain damaged with seizures for life after pulling shit like that. He was a new dog owner and didn't seem to fucking get it. Fuck him, I hope his dog runs away to a better family. Idiot.

In good news, a girl saw me hanging by the car and asked if I was doing something about the dog because she was also concerned. So at least not everyone is a giant turd.

How is it that this shit is ALL OVER THE NEWS LATELY and yet people ARE STILL DOING IT?!