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Two dogs left unattended in a car during the Ludlow Food Festival on the 11th of May 2019.

Officer forces open window on a car to safeguard a pair of dogs.

Dogs in Cars

Officers were called to an incident in Ludlow on the afternoon of Saturday the 11th of May 2019, when passers by in a car park noticed that two dogs had been left unattended in a car.  The dogs were showing signs of distress and the RSPCA were also contacted.  The Ludlow Food Festival was taking place and a tannoy message was put out to try and contact the owner of the car.

After giving the car owner a few minutes the Officer at the scene decided that in the best interests of the health of the two dogs there was a requirement to force the windows.  Sometime after this, the owner of the car returned.  They were given strong words of advice regarding the care of their dogs by the Officer.

Dogs should never be left unattended in a locked car, especially not in warm weather.  The Police will break the windows of cars to ensure the safety of dogs left in them in the heat.

You can email the Safer Neighbourhood Team at  , but be aware that this email address should not be used to report an incident that requires an urgent Police answer as it is not monitored 24 hours a day.

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Published 12/05/19