Dog dies after being found in a hot car


Police have launched an investigation and arrested a man after a dog died shortly after being removed from a hot car in the De Beauvoir area

Officers were called at 12.35 pm on Saturday, 26th July, to St Helier Court, De Beauvoir Estate, after concerns were raised for a dog locked in a vehicle for an unknown period of time with no open windows and in the heat.

Hackney police officers attended and found several members of the public pouring water over a German shepherd dog lying on the floor, whilst breathing heavily.

The dog had been seen by a member of the public who alerted police and residents.  Soon after the owner of the vehicle was found and returned to the vehicle to release the dog.

Police took the dog to an east London animal hospital in an attempt to obtain medical assistance but the dog died on route.

The dog owner, a 27-year-old man, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of animal cruelty. He has been bailed to return to an east London police station on a date at the end of September.

A post-mortem examination was carried out by the RSPCA and police await the results.


About Remi Makinde

Remi Makinde Hackney Hive founder, publisher and contributor. Hackneyite and all round Girl Friday, who couldn't wait to leave Hackney and London behind her. After hitching her wagon in California, Texas, New Orleans for 18 years, and with a brief spell in Mexico, the prodigal daughter returned happy to put an unconventional past behind her. She runs a London based pet care business. The big smoke is home for the moment, but she desperately yearns wide open spaces.


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One Response to "Dog dies after being found in a hot car"

  1. The Duchess  07/08/2014 at 4:39 pm

    There is no reason why anyone should wait for law enforcement or RSPCA to show up. In fact forget the RSPCA you’ll be waiting forever. Smash the glass and get the poor dog out. You can answer questions later, but remember, every second counts. RIP doggie.


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