Guardia officers save dog from suffocating

GUARDIA Civil officers rescued a dog, in danger of suffocating, from a parked- up vehicle in San Isidro last week, with the sun blazing down.

The officers, on motorbikes, noticed the animal inside the vehicle as they rode past, and when they took a close look, they saw that the dog was distressed.

They also realised that the windows of the vehicle were up, except for a small space, which was, presumably, to ventilate the car

The officers calculated the heat inside the vehicle, concluding that the inside temperature must have reached more than 30 degrees, so they attempted to locate the driver.

A man then approached the officers and told them he lived nearby. When questioned, he told the officers that the dog had been living in the car for the past few weeks because there was nowhere else for it to go.

The dog had already been locked inside for two hours before the officers noticed it. But they advised the man to take the dog to the vet for a total check-up, to confirm that the animal hadn’t suffered from the consequences of being locked up inside the car,

The officers also charged the man for being irresponsible, as well as not respecting the animal-protection laws.

They then issued him with a fine as the animal was not in a correct and safe environment, and because he had failed to have it inoculated against rabies.


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