Multiple dogs tied up outside Sea World while owners enjoyed themselves inside

One of the dogs found tied up outside Sea World.
One of the dogs found tied up outside Sea World. Photo credit: 7 News

Several dogs have been found left alone outside an Australian theme park in the blistering sun while their owners were inside.

Up to four dogs were reportedly found outside the Gold Coast's Sea World on Sunday, with a poodle-cross left alone with food, a Dora the Explorer blanket and a bucket of KFC for more than two hours.

Another dog was also found in the back of a ute.

According to the Gold Coast Bulletin, security staff attempted to contact one of the dogs' owners using the park's loudspeakers but the dog remained alone for a further half hour.

Sea World said it was aware of only two dogs, but took the incident seriously.

"This is not something which happens regularly at our theme parks, however we would encourage people to leave their pets at home when visiting our properties," a Sea World spokesperson said.

"Our team are trained to call the RSPCA or emergency services if they spot an animal in distress in our car parks."

While the RSPCA said they were aware of one of the dogs outside Sea World, it wasn't in distress despite the 24degC heat.

"Regardless of its food and water, you wouldn't leave your child out there tied to the car, so why would you do it to your dog?" a spokesperson told the Gold Coast Bulletin.

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