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Dog died after being left in car

THE OWNER of an Irish Setter dog who died from heatstroke after being left in a car for two hours has been banned from keeping dogs for a year.

Nigel Trueman of Wolverhampton, West Midlands, admitted to causing unneccesary suffering after leaving ‘Connor’ in the car while he chaired a meeting at Bodelwyddan, Denbighshire in July 2008.
The dog was later discovered collapsed and was taken to a nearby vet but, sadly, was dead on arrival.

Denbigh magistrates described the 45-year-old businessman’s act as ‘careless’ and ordered him to carry out 60 hours unpaid work and pay £500 costs.

Trueman’s defence solicitor claimed that his client had not deliberately disregarded the pet’s welfare and had in fact left a window open. Trueman believed the dog would be okay since it was an overcast day which he did not consider to be too warm.

The court heard that even if a window had been open and the dog had drunk the bowl of water left in the car by Trueman, it would probably still have suffered rapid dehydration.

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