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.


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Remi 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, Louisiana for 18 years, with a brief spell in Mexico, the prodigal daughter returned, happy to put an unconventional and risqué past behind her. She is owned by her two dogs Deffer(a Jack Russell & Darcy a Jack Russell/Pomeranian mix) and proprietor of London’s finest and long established pet sitting service. The big smoke is home for the moment, but she desperately yearns wide open spaces, where she hopes to call home in the near future.


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