It’s not exactly a cat on a hot tin roof but it did get a lot of attention.
Neighbors called the county dog warden after seeing a dog hanging out on the roof of a house on Jefferson Street in Youngstown, Ohio.
The dog had apparently knocked out a window on the second floor and was able to climb in and out of the house as he pleased.
The owner of the house wasn’t home.
When the dog warden arrived, he heard another dog barking inside and didn’t see the proper tags on the dog on the roof.
??”So the first thing is, the two dogs in there that are non-licensed, that will be the first issue,” said Mahoning County, Ohio Dog Warden Dave Nelson. “In the meantime, I’m going to try to make contact with him through the neighbor. She said he lets the dog do it, it’s easier than walking the dog. That he just goes out on the roof and protects the property and whatever, does his business and goes from there.”
Neighbors said the dogs’ owner was at work at the time.
Nelson said he’s not sure if any laws were broken since the dog did not appear to be hurt or sick.??
“There’s a fine line … that can it reasonably be expected the dog would in some way be sick or in some way suffer, and of course, if he jumped off the roof,” said Nelson. “There’s all kinds of things like that that can transpire from there, and it would be something that we’d take to the prosecutor and let the prosecutor see.”