I've been following this story, and it just breaks my heart, no it actually makes me angry. This man sounds like the most selfish irresponsible man I've ever heard of. Why would he ever want a dog in the first place when he's never home, can't provide even basic care for her, and just leaves her tied up alone for hours in the heat. That is so wrong on so many levels, and should be criminal. I wish someone would just drive by and steal her from the yard and either keep her, or find her a loving home. I like the way Carol thinks, and others, but I also don't want you getting in trouble with the law, if you steal her and then rehome her to someone else, he may get angry that his dog is gone, and call the police, and then you would be the first person they would contact and ask questions. I really hope he comes to his senses, or finds a heart and conscience in his selfish body and let's her go.