‘Distressed’ Rottweiler dies after being left inside a car on a scorching 30C day for HOURS – as owner is charged with animal cruelty
- Police have charged a man after his Rottweiler cross died in a car
- Five-year-old dog was left in parked car as temperatures hit 30C in Sydney
A Sydney man who left his dog in a hot car for hours has been charged with animal cruelty after the five-year-old Rottweiler cross died.
A member of the public called police after seeing the distressed dog in a car parked in a driveway at Padstow at about 10am on Monday, as temperatures in Sydney hit the early 30s.
Police found the Toyota sedan with the engine running and spoke to the dog’s 49-year-old owner.
A five-year-old Rottweiler was found left in a car in Sydney as temperatures reached 30C (stock picture)
The five-year-old Rottweiler cross was taken to a local vet, where she was declared dead.
The Bexley man has been charged with committing an act of aggravated cruelty on an animal and will appear at Bankstown Local Court on January 14.
Police have reminded drivers it’s never okay to leave children, the elderly, or pets unattended in a car – even with the air conditioning running.