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SPCA Reminder: Dogs In Hot Cars Are A Killer


Dogs In Hot Cars A Killer

The Auckland SPCA is issuing a stern warning on the danger of leaving dogs unattended in hot cars will result in possible prosecution.

Chief Executive Bob Kerridge commented that "this firm action is necessary as there is the distinct probability that many dogs will suffer, some will even die, if left in a car for even a short period of time during the hot summer months. We have to consider their safety and if such action is necessary to teach the public the perils of dogs in hot cars then so be it", he concluded.

SPCA Auckland General Manager David Lloyd-Barker said "we urge people to engage their brains before locking pets in what could become a living hell on hot days. Our Inspectors are called to more and more incidents of dogs incarcerated in cars and if we cannot find the driver quickly we will have no option but to smash a window to save the animal concerned, followed by charges being laid."

"The SPCA acknowledges that the temptation to include the family dog in outings is understandable", Kerridge added, "but people must be made aware that such 'acts of kindness' can be a death warrant for the animal if the car is used for confinement".

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STOP PRESS: World first! The SPCA single that is silent to the human ear and made just for dogs has just gone to the top of the charts and is now Christmas number one in the New Zealand singles charts. A very Silent Night' (with all proceeds to the SPCA) looks like it'll make for some very happy dogs this Christmas. [Hat Tip: Razaz via Scoopit]

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