Anger after pet dog left in car overnight
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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