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The public are reminded to be aware of the heat and the leave pets at home over the summer months after a man was charged following investigations into the death of a German Shepherd in a car last week.

Emergency services were called to the Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour, about 2pm on Wednesday (28 November 2018), after members of the public saw a deceased dog in an unattended Holden utility.

Officers from Coffs/Clarence Police District attended and commenced inquiries.

It’s alleged the owner of the one-year-old German Shepherd left him in the vehicle for a number of hours while he attended a nearby licensed premises.

The vehicle was locked, and the dog allegedly had no access to water.

Following inquiries, a 45-year-old man was issued a Future Court Attendance Notice for commit an act of aggravated cruelty upon an animal.

The Queensland man is due to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court on Monday 4 February 2019.


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  1. NOT EVEN FOR THIRTY SECONDS! It can take only seconds for a dog to become distressed–and within minutes they can die in a hot car. ANIMALS AUSTRALIA for a Kinder World.

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