Appalling. Yesterday, as I was riding my bike past Dr. Domotor's around 4:45pm, I noticed that there was a dead parrot in the grass in front of the "Animal Hospital". I figured some low-life that couldn't be bothered to properly dispose of it had left it there to make it another person's problem. It became mine.
I went inside and told them there was a dead parrot outside. When she didn't know what to do, I offered to bring it inside if she gave me a box and a pair of gloves. A lady came out in scrubs, and the first asked her if she would take care of it. She said "I'm off the clock. Can't you call Animal Control?" The first lady then thanked me for telling them and assured me they would take care of it.
I guess everyone was off the clock. They didn't do anything, not even call Animal Control. In this case, that would be the Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA. I called them this morning after I walked past the building and the bird was still there. When I called Dr. Domotor's to let them know what happened, I didn't even get a response, they just hung up on me without saying anything.
To make it clear, I would have been willing to take care of the bird myself in other circumstances. Years ago, driving past a restaurant I worked at (on my day off), I noticed a dead cat in the road in front of the building. I stopped, borrowed a shovel, and buried the cat away from the building. Had I not, there's no telling how long it would have been there. It's also less likely that the litter of kittens with her, which were still alive, would have been saved. I don't usually carry a shovel on my bike, and I wasn't about to put a dead parrot in my pocket so I could rub it with my thumb like Lenny Small.
I also understand that you might be wary about a dead animal, and want to take certain precautions before exposing it to other animals. There is absolutely no excuse for just leaving a dead animal in front of an "Animal Hospital" overnight, or even for ten minutes. If you take your pets there, good luck.