Our new neighbours have had a dog tethered at the bottom of their yard for the past fortnight.
It is tied to a rope about 6-8m long and has a small three sided shack as shelter. It doesn't seem to have any toys to play with. It is visited once a day for about 5 minutes when they feed it and I've never seen them take it for a walk.
Although it is a regular sized dog (I'm not a dog person) my partner says it is still a puppy. The poor thing whimpers for attention when the primary school aged kids play under the house. I've never seen them play in the yard with the dog.
To me the poor dog is being terribly neglected. Aren't dogs social creatures? I'm a cat person and I know that if this was a cat it would have found another home long time ago. Why get a dog if you're going to leave it tied up 24/7???!!!
Is this legal?