I have two room mates and one has a dog. The one with the dog asked the other one to watch the dog while she was in classes and do other things, the one who doesn't own the dog agreed. Now the one who agreed to watch the dog ended up leaving for four hours and locking the dog in my room without any lights on the dog freaked out tried to dig under the door ripping the carpet to shreds so now I'm scared to see how bad the damage is. I shouldn't be blamed for this right? since I was out of town and have proof of being out of town when this happened. I know it's my room, I'm kinda pissed because who would leave a dog that has been abandoned at least several times locked in a dark room? luckily I'm bringing a crate back with me so if no one can be their for a few hours we can put him in that and in my room (which is the furthest from the door so if he barks he doesn't disturb the whole floor. He's usually a good dog and doesn't destroy things, he just gets freaked out easily. But my room mate is paying someone to come to watch him tonight and tommorow while she's in class (classes are about 4 hours long in our major), since the other room mate left even after she said she'd be their with him. as the first room mate pointed out she doesn't expect any one to watch her dog, but if someone says the will she expects them not to leave.
so I want to know if, I get blamed and asked to pay if I have substanial proof to say it's not my fault,will i still have to pay? Since I have proof that I wasn't their during those dates, though I don't know how to prove it happened while I'll was gone. I should also add the carpet was ruined before I moved in (by the person they kicked out for not paying rent), but I wasn't planning on ruining it anymore.I was told that replacing the carpet will come out of her deposit, but I'm still paranoid, especially after this happened.