Owner faces animal abuse charges after dog dies in locked car ‘in full sun’

LOCKED IN: Never leave your dog in the car - even if the window is open (File photograph). Photo credit: Shutterstock

ONE dog has died from asphyxiation due to heat stroke after being left in a locked car by its owner in Spain.

Police officers rescued a second animal from the vehicle that was reportedly left in full sun in Sevilla.

The second dog, also suffering from heat stroke, was rushed to a vet for emergency treatment but is reported to be ‘out of danger’ and recovering.


The Local Police of Fuenlabrada shared the information on their social media accounts along with a distressing image of a dog.

They said that they were called to the scene after being alerted by phone and when they arrived one dog ‘had already died’.

The owner of the dogs now faces an animal abuse charge which could see a fine ranging from €6,000 to €10,000 imposed.

Police remind owners never to leave their pets inside the car while waiting for you.


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