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.