This morning I joined my friend again walking Sophie, a Labrador/Golden Retriever cross. On the way back to my place we came upon a queue of traffic just before the railway crossing. It seemed odd as the traffic was coming the other way.
We then realised that the people in the front car were on the road trying to catch a dog. Everyone waited patiently and the dog was finally caught but they put it at the side of the road and proceeded on their way.
The dog then went out under the following car. The occupants of about three cars then got out and after several minutes the dog was finally caught. In the meantime several cars went on and we pulled in to the left of the road behind yet another car that had stopped.
My friend went to see what was happening and to offer to take the dog to the SPCA if needed. When he returned he said that a young man in one of the cars had seen someone throw the dog out of a car. It looked from a distance like a spaniel cross in a very poor condition and was shaking, most likely in shock.
The people in the front car (who already had one dog in their car) were going to take it to the SPCA. I was disgusted at the person who threw the dog out - why not take it to the SPCA? I was also pleasantly surprised by how many people stopped to help and the fact that everyone waited patiently (or not patiently) while all this went on. Everyone was courteous even when they went past.
Although the forecast is for a high of 22 degrees today it is sweltering with 30 degrees on the thermometer in our front porch.