Po­lice free dog left in ve­hi­cle

Kentish Gazette Canterbury & District - - Ticketless Parking -

Po­lice were forced to smash their way into a car to save a dis­tressed dog trapped in­side.

Of­fi­cers were called to Tod­dler’s Cove car park in Can­ter­bury at just be­fore 2pm last Fri­day af­ter passersby raised the alarm.

The owner is thought to have left the an­i­mal in the Honda Jazz while she went shop­ping.

Once freed, the shih tzu-type dog was given wa­ter and taken for a walk while of­fi­cers waited for the owner to re­turn.

She was given a warn­ing about the dan­gers of leav­ing an­i­mals in hot cars.

The ve­hi­cle is said to have been parked in the sun for an hour-and-a-half. Al­though out­side tem­per­a­tures reached an av­er­age of 14c, the car had a black leather in­te­rior which caused it to over­heat.

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