I kinda feel like Jennicat.
As long as people ask, it's okay.
But some people are just plain stupid.
This one time, my mom left the dog in the car for 5-10 minutes. It was hot outside, but she left a window open (the dog couldn't get out), and the the car was in the shade.
Then this man (and she knows this guy), ran around the car, talking about it was mistreated, when she came back out.
All the alarms was on, because the dog got all weirded out by the guy, and tried to follow him round, so she had triggered them.
My mom tried calming the man down, and the mans son tried to get him to leave.
It ended with him saying he would report her, and she just answering something like "Well you just do that".
It never came to anything, and the only suffering the dog did, was when it tried to figure out what the heck that man was doing
So don't be sad or mad. If you know you treat your animals right, well then that is the way it is
If she was so afraid for the dog, she should have called someone at the spot.