it was 2 hours, not all day. 2 hours. It's not something I would do to my dogs, but it not something I'd be butting my nose in to call the cops on someone either unless there was a darn good reason. A lab outside for 2 hours is not a big deal. Not by a long shot. No water for 2 hours?? oh no, those uncompassionate a-holes. my dogs must be Sadists cause they ignore the water bowl for hours on end. I think they do it, just to suffer. now continue, tell me how likely it was that he'd jump over a 3 foot rail from the 2nd story. I know it's coming. and it still won't change my opinion. Especially if he's been being put out there since he was a puppy, he'll respect that rail just because it's there. now throw in 20 feet of drop off, i'm sure he's not jumping. But go ahead, tell me how it's possible. The dog wasn't in immediate or life or death danger. you can spin it any way you want, but he wasn't. I don't like it any more than you do, but there are lots of things others do with their dogs I don't find particularly nice, but it doesn't mean I go calling the cops on them either. as for the temp? a dog bred to swim in icy waters or a human in underwear? hmmmm, excellent comparison.