Dogs left locked in car at shop­ping cen­tre

Stirling Times - - News -

THE RSPCA is in­ves­ti­gat­ing a re­port of two dogs left “vis­i­bly pant­ing” in a car at Kar­rinyup Shop­ping Cen­tre last Thurs­day.

It brings to 19 the num­ber of re­ports to the WA an­i­mal wel­fare or­gan­i­sa­tion of dogs left in ve­hi­cles this month.

“The mes­sage is still not sink­ing in,” a RSPCA spokes­woman said.

“And it is al­most al­ways shop­ping cen­tres; peo­ple go­ing to the shops and leav­ing their dogs in the car.

“The dogs (at Kar­rinyup) were vis­i­bly pant­ing.”

The RSPCA was no­ti­fied about the Kar­rinyup dogs through their cru­elty hot­line.

Po­lice were also no­ti­fied but the car – in an un­der­cover carpark near Myer – had left the shop­ping cen­tre.

“One of our in­spec­tors is in­ves­ti­gat­ing,” the spokes­woman said.

“We have a num­ber plate and we give it to the po­lice and they’ll pass on a name and de­tails for us to con­tact them.”

If a dog is found to be harmed from be­ing left in a ve­hi­cle, the penalty is a max­i­mum fine of $50,000 or five years jail.

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