Anger af­ter pet dog left in car overnight

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Front Page - BY JamEs sIMP­SON

Self-em­ployed labourer Mark Her­ron, 28, from Ar­broath, said work­ers on site had be­come con­cerned af­ter hear­ing the an­i­mal whim­per­ing from within a blue Vaux­hall Corsa.

It is un­der­stood the pet, be­lieved to be a Saluki, had been left in a car on No­ran Av­enue, Ar­broath, overnight.

The dog has now been re­united with her owner.

Mark, who has been work­ing on coun­cil houses in the area, said the an­i­mal looked “mal­nour­ished” af­ter they took the de­ci­sion to re­move her from the ve­hi­cle. He said: “The ve­hi­cle was com­pletely cov­ered in snow and there were no foot­prints around the car.

“We heard the dog whim­per­ing and con­tacted po­lice.

“They be­gan chap­ping on doors in the area to try to lo­cate the owner.

“Po­lice had left a note on the ve­hi­cle and left the area. “We took the de­ci­sion to get the dog out as the door on the ve­hi­cle wasn’t shut prop­erly.

“The dog had its tail be­tween its legs.

“It looked mal­nour­ished.

“We man­aged to get it some food and wa­ter — it was shiv­er­ing. “It seemed grate­ful just to be get­ting some­thing to eat. “It looked only about a year old.” Mark said work­ers checked CCTV on site, which showed the car ar­riv­ing just af­ter 12am yes­ter­day.

He said: “You can clearly see from the im­ages that a man has left the car and he never took the dog with him.

“Given the ad­verse weather con­di­tions a dog should never have been left in the ve­hi­cle. It’s in­hu­mane what this owner has done.

“The po­lice found owner and he came down and claimed the dog hadn’t been left in the car for that pe­riod of time.

“It is ab­so­lutely dis­gust­ing this guy has been given his dog back given the cir­cum­stances.

“Since I up­loaded the pic­tures on­line, peo­ple have voiced their dis­gust at the way the an­i­mal has been treated.

“I come from a fam­ily who are dog lovers and I just can’t be­lieve this man now has the dog back in his pos­ses­sion.”

Po­lice Scot­land were ap­proached for com­ment but had not re­sponded at the time of go­ing to press.

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