Two police dogs die in hot car
Two police dogs, Belgian Malanois and a German Shepherd puppy, were found dead after being left in a vehicle at the Met Police’s dog training centre in Keston, Kent, on Sunday. The temperatures that day reached 29C (84F).
The dogs were found in a private vehicle belonging to the officer and were rescued by smashing the windows. Unfortunately it was too late to save them. The RSPCA and the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards are investigating the case and the Independent Police Complaints Commission has also been notified and is looking closely to the case.
According to the mirror.co.uk, the officer who left the dogs in the car, was last night recovering in hospital after an apparent suicide bid following the death of two of his dogs.
All the pet owners, especially dog owners, are asked to use common sense when taking their pets with them in the car in the hot weather. Dog owners who put animals at risk in cars can face 6 months in prison and a £20,000 fine.
Read here how to take care of your dog in the summer season and how to avoid such tragedies.