Taiwan woman fined for leaving dog tied up on roof in 35-degree temperatures

Similar incident occurred in 2017: animal protection service

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/08/03
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

A woman tied up her Shiba Inu on the roof in 35-degree temperatures. (By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A woman in Keelung was fined NT$6,000 (US$190) after leaving her dog tied up on a roof in 35-degree temperatures, reports said Saturday (August 3).

After police received a tipoff that the woman had chained her Shiba Inu to the roof of a building, the animal protection service sent over an inspector on July 31, the Central News Agency reported.

Keelung, a harbor town known for its frequent rain, was experiencing its second day in a row of 35-degree temperatures that day. However, measurements showed that on the floor of the roof, the mercury topped 61 degrees at 1 p.m. that day.

Even though the animal had been supplied with an 0.41-square-meter plastic doghouse, temperatures inside were higher than outside on the roof, the animal protection service said.

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