Owner charged after dog left in car dies in Padstow

Police have charged a man after his dog allegedly left in a car for several hours died in Sydney’s south west yesterday.

A member of the public called police after seeing the dog in distress in a vehicle parked in a driveway on Gibson Avenue, Padstow, about 10am (Monday 7 December 2020).

Officers from Bankstown Traffic and Highway Patrol attended and located the Toyota sedan with the engine running.

Shortly after arriving, the owner, a 49-year-old man, returned to the vehicle and spoke with officers.

The five-year-old Rottweiler cross was taken to a local vet, where she was declared deceased.

Following inquiries, the man was issued with a Court Attendance Notice for commit an act of aggravated cruelty upon an animal, leave vehicle leave engine on, and not remove ignition key (vehicle unattended).

The Bexley man is due to appear at Bankstown Local Court on Thursday 14 January 2021.

Motorists are reminded it is never okay to leave children, the elderly, or pets unattended in a car – even with the air conditioning running.

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