Gar­dai res­cue dog which was locked in van dur­ing Groove

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A DOG which was locked in a van as tem­per­a­tures hit 26C was res­cued by con­cerned gar­dai at the Groove Fes­ti­val on Sun­day.

A garda spokesper­son said that the dog was left in a ve­hi­cle at Kill­rud­dery Fes­ti­val.

In a post on Twit­ter gar­dai said: ‘ This lit­tle fella was left locked in the back of a van to­day in 26 de­gree heat at the Bray Groove Fes­ti­val.

‘Gar­daí man­aged to get into the van and res­cue the dog. Please don’t leave an­i­mals locked in ve­hi­cles on hot days.’

The Dublin So­ci­ety for Pre­ven­tion of Cru­elty to An­i­mals said this is not the first case they have come across re­cently.

They wrote un­der the garda’s post: ‘Fair play, to­day we had to re­move two dogs locked in cars!’

The ISPCA has warned that an­i­mals, like hu­mans, can die from heat­stroke and that even leav­ing a ve­hi­cle’s win­dow open may not be ef­fec­tive.

A spokesper­son said: ‘Even if the tem­per­a­ture out­side is 22°C, the inside of a car can reach 47C. On a day that is 30C or hot­ter, the inside of the car can reach fa­tal tem­per­a­tures in un­der ten min­utes.

‘Dogs in par­tic­u­lar are at risk be­cause they cool them­selves by pant­ing. If the air be­comes too hot, they are un­able to reg­u­late their body tem­per­a­tures.’

The dog which was res­cued from a van by gar­dai.

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