Woman Who Left Dog in Hot Car Shouldn’t Own Pets (VIDEO)

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woman who lost malibuI'm the owner of a small dog -- a Shih Tzu, if you must know. Do I take my gorgeous little boy with me when I do things like go to the grocery store or ride rides at my local Six Flags? No, I do not. Because he's a living, breathing thing, not a leather wallet.

Shalanon Brooks is from a different school of thought, though. She took her Pomeranian "Malibu" with her everywhere she went, including the aforementioned Six Flags. But when she realized the strap of her Louis Vuitton dog carrying-case was broken, she decided to leave the poor little gal in the car while it baked in the hot Southern California sun. But wait! A kind park worker patrolling the parking lot spotted the overheated Malibu and broke into Shalanon's car to give her cool air and water.

But then the worker lost Malibu.

According to Six Flags spokesperson Sue Carpenter, "Our security personnel and the Sheriff saw the dog, which they thought was dead. They broke into the car to get the dog out. We brought it over to the dog kennel, revived it, gave it some water, and cooled it down."

There's a protocol for this type of situation, because, see, people leaving dogs in cars is apparently a common occurrence at this particular Six Flags. The park's policy is to break into the vehicle, rescue the animals, and leave a note on the windshield alerting the owner as to where their dog is waiting. Good policy, right? It is! Except for the fact that Malibu escaped. She ran out of her kennel while her water bowl was being refilled, and took off into the parking lot.

Do I feel bad for Shalanon? Of course I do. I would die if I ever lost my little fluff ball. But ... do I think she's a raging idiot? You bet! What kind of person brings a furry dog to an amusement park on a hot summer day? Or any day for that matter? And who, in their right mind, would ever consider leaving their pet in the car for the amount of time it takes to ride a couple of rollercoasters?

Pets aren't toys, people! They're alive, and they get hot and tired and dehydrated, just like you and me. Sure, it brings a smile to my face when I see a little pup sitting all wide-eyed in some lady's carrying case while she shops for hours, but do I think they're comfortable? No! Because they're not! They'd rather be at home, sprawled out on the floor or licking the wall.

If you make the decision to buy a dog, please remember that you're not the only person in the relationship. And, yes, I'm mainly talking to you, Shalanon. And may God help whomever your next doggy may be.

Check out Shalanon freaking out.

Do you take your pet with you everywhere?

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stron... strongerwtime

I really don't know what to say about this.....I actually think she thought her dog would be fine.... but what I don't get is that if six flags has a "free" kennel....then wouldn't her dog have been better off there?  I don't have a pet and I have never been to six flags sooo...

stron... strongerwtime

I really don't know what to say about this.....I actually think she thought her dog would be fine.... but what I don't get is that if six flags has a "free" kennel....then wouldn't her dog have been better off there?  I don't have a pet and I have never been to six flags sooo...

ms_mo... ms_morgan

People like that make me so angry.  I have had to call Animal Control multiple times (originally from Houston) because people decide to leave their pets in their cars while they shop.  It's animal cruelty at the least, and murder at the worst.  What I don't get is how people who can't BEAR to be seperated from their pets in the time it takes to go to the store can just leave them in a hot car to suffer and/or perish....if you are THAT obsessed with your pet, I would think that you would treat them with a little more humanity.

madfoot madfoot

she was going to lose her dog either way. what a jerk.

hotic... hoticedcoffee

How can anyone feel sympathy for Shalanon (which, BTW, sounds like the name of a cheap perfume)?  Hopefully that dog has found a new home with someone whose IQ exceeds that of her previous owner, and I hope they keep her - Shalanon doesn't deserve to get the dog back.

cocob... cocobeannns

I feel no sympathy for her, what an idiot. Hopefully, someone else takes the dog in who will take better care of it than she did.

Billie Jo Evans

The only way I'll take my dogs on errands with me is if the weather is decent, mainly in fall when it's nice and cool but not actually cold, so that when I do leave them in the vehicle they won't get hot or cold. I don't leave my animals in the car during extreme weather or during weather than can turn extreme when left in the vehicle. People forget that animals are living beings, they're treated like accessories!

nonmember avatar Coffee

Seriously, do you really think they lost poor little “Malibu?”

No they’re saving the poor Shih Tzu from an incompetent idiot dog owner, who carried Malibu in a cheap, imitation Louis Vuitton dog carrying-case (a real Louis Vuitton bag wouldn’t break!). She’s a fake blond for Pete’s sake; I would have broken free too if I were Malibu.

I bet someone from Six Flags decided that the dog would be better off with them than with a fake blond. It’s Southern California after all not Seattle; yes the sun does shine in Southern California.

I’m sorry but the fake blond should be shot.

Lovin... LovingKentucky

Billie Jo, I don't want to come off as if I'm attacking you, but even when it's nice & cool outside, the sun can heat your car up to temperatures that make it hard for your dog(s) to breathe & function.  And even if they are safe for the short amounts of time you're gone, you're leading a bad example for others that see your dogs in the car & don't apply the same logic as you.

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My daughter did a study on this.. if it is 82 degrees out a car reaches 109 degrees in 20 minutes... would you want to sit in a 109 degree car wearing a fur coat?


 

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