Policeman banned from keeping animals
A policeman who allowed two dogs die in a van on one of the hottest days of the year, had previously killed a spaniel in a similar case, according to the Get Surrey.
Four-year-old Malinois, Natsia Chay and six-month-old Alsatian puppy, Tilly, suffered from heatstroke after being left in the man's vehicle parked in direct sunlight for more than four hours on 26th June (read the story here). Although the man realised his error at a training event hours later, it was too late to save the dogs.
At Westminster Magistrates' Court on Wednesday (October 12) the police officer, who joined the force in 1980, admitted two charges of causing unnecessary suffering to the dogs.The ex-sergeant was banned from keeping dogs for three years. He was also ordered to pay the RSPCA costs of £3,240.
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Text and image source: Get Surrey