Police urge public not to leave pets in cars

Police are urging the public to never leave pets in cars on hot days after a dog died while locked in a vehicle in Rose Bay.

Police have been told a dog walker left a four-year-old dog, believed to be a Keeshond, inside a car on Old South Head Road about 11am (Tuesday 12 December 2017).

The dog’s owner, a 46-year-old woman, became concerned when her dog had not been returned home.

About 5.30pm, the owner located the car and found her dog had died.

Officers from Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command commenced an investigation.

The RSPCA has been notified.

As the weather heats up, police are reminding the public that not only is it an offence for children or pets to be left unattended in a vehicle, even with the air conditioning on, but it can be deadly.

Anyone who finds a child or pet located in a vehicle should call Triple Zero (000).

The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting temperatures to soar past 30 degrees across the state, with parts of western Sydney expected to reach 40 degrees.

Everyone needs to take care in hot weather. Remember to:

  • Stay well hydrated;
  • Avoid alcohol and hot or sugary drinks;
  • Limit your physical activity;
  • Try to stay out of the sun during the hottest part of the day;
  • Wear light, loose-fitting clothing made from natural fibres like cotton;
  • Regularly check your local forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology on your radio, TV or on the internet.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page:

Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via social media pages.

Source: NSW Police

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