A local man, who shared an image of the scene on social media, said the dogs had been left in the car unattended for ‘over two hours’.Kieran Mccrash Mclelland said the police were already at the scene when he noticed the dogs in the car as temperatures reached 27C in the town.
It is understood concerned members of the public spotted the pets trapped in the vehicle and alerted the authorities to save them.The social media post left hundreds outraged, with many calling for the RSPCA to investigate the incident. Others said they would have smashed the windows in themselves. Last weekend, three dogs had to be saved from cars parked in the baking heat in Lincolnshire and the Isle of Wight.
Police on the Isle of Wight said the two dogs they rescued were okay after they managed to call the owners back from a theme park and open the boot. They described the incident as a ‘regular summer call’.
Plan for When You’re Not There. Make sure your pets are provided for during those long hours when you’re away. Dr. Becker suggests technological options. “DOGTV has stimulation and relaxation channels, and there are apps that control contraptions that talk to your pet, or dispense treats. Pheromone sprays can also reduce anxiety, creating that kumbaya atmosphere.” And, of course, daycare and dog walkers are a great way to enrich your pet’s day. “Know someone who wants exercise? Maybe they’ll walk your dog.”
A woman who saw a labrador being saved from a car with the windows closed in a shopping centre car park called the owners ‘reprobates’.
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