Photo: Vet takes dying dog away

Dog left for dead inside a car in sweltering temperatures in Southport 

Merseyside Police can confirm that an investigation is underway after a dog was found in a car in Southport yesterday evening, Tuesday 19 July.

At around 7.55pm, a report was received that a greyhound in a parked car at the rear of the Bold Hotel on Lord Street was reportedly suffering from heat exhaustion.

The dog has been taken to a vets for treatment and is continuing to recover. The owners are to voluntarily attend for police questioning on suspicion of causing unnecessary suffering to an animal.

Inspector Graham Fisher of Southport: “I would like to remind all pet owners to take extra care of animals in hot weather. Do not even leave a pet in a vehicle for a minute, in case you are called away unexpectedly. It doesn’t take long for the heat to take effect and the consequences can be catastrophic.”

CCTV enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances and anyone with information is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Original: Dog  left for dead in sweltering car, Southport

A dog owner left his dog for dead inside his black Mondeo in Southport this evening, Tuesday 19 July 2016.

A dog was left to die inside a car parked in the car park of the popular Lord Street Bold hotel.

A witness said: “It was so sad, the dogs eyes were everywhere, blue tounge and it started Sh@tting itself.”

“It was lifeless.”

“Police are checking near by CCTV, however people are saying it has been left in the car since 4pm.”

Police, vet and RSPCA remain on the scene, 8.30pm.

Upset witnesses and residents remained at the scene long after the dead dog was taken away. will have an update on this incident (Wednesday 20 July)

ots-dog3ots-southport-dead-dog2Photo: Witnesses – angry and upset

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