A Michigan man at the heart of social media outrage has offered an explanation as to why his dog has been spotted multiple times in a cage on top of his vehicle. As reported by WWJ News Radio, the owner of the black and white dog has explained that his dog is only inside of the cage when he parks his SUV.
The images posted to social media are drawing a good deal of criticism – especially since many of the people assume that the car is in motion when the dog is in the cage on top of the vehicle.
One angry person on Facebook wrote:
“Someone needs to stop this jackass for one it’s too flipping hot out and that cage is to small for that poor dog! Tees me off!! Let the dog out of the cage!!”
But the unnamed owner of the dog told the authorities that his dog is his “constant companion,” so when he makes a stop to eat or shop, the dog hops into the cage that is secured on top of his car. The police in White Lake Township, Michigan, have investigated on more than one occasion, and they discovered that the dog is not distressed, and each time he has been found with access to water.
Though people want the dog’s owner to be charged, the police have stated, “There’s no law that stipulates he can’t place the dog into a kennel.”
What do you think? Is it cruel to put a dog into a cage or crate outside of a parked vehicle? Feel free to comment below.
(Screenshot via WWJ News Radio)