Just a reminder its #summer....
DON'T LEAVE YOUR PETS IN THE CAR!
owner prosecuted by the #RSPCA
after three of his dogs died locked in his hot car has now joined forces with the charity to raise awareness of the dangers.
Jonathan Theobald left his three Staffordshire bull #terriers
for five hours while he went to the gym.
He said he thought nothing of leaving the animals on an overcast day last year. But when he returned from his workout he realised his fatal mistake – as two of his pets were dead and one was fighting for its life
Daisy, Rascal and Mitch, all Staffordshire bull terriers, were left with no water or ventilation and tried to claw their way out of the vehicle as they 'slowly cooked' and suffered seizures.
They were left for five hours in total, as temperatures rocketed to 40C (104F) inside the locked Volkswagen Estate. (HOLY SHIT!!) Despite his attempts to resuscitate Daisy – who was 'floppy' when he returned to the car – all #animals
He was seen carrying the #dogs
near the gym in an apparent attempt to bury them, but the 66-year-old was later found at home with all three animals still inside the car and he was prosecuted by the RSPCA.
He is taking part in a hard-hitting video to raise awareness of the dangers of leavings pets in cars on warm days.
In the film, he talks about the impact his split-second decision to leave the trio in the car has had on his life and that of his family's. 'I misjudged the weather very badly.' In September 2016 he pleaded guilty to one count of causing unnecessary suffering to the dogs by leaving them in an environment which was detrimental to their wellbeing and led to their death.
He was handed an 18-week prison sentence, suspended for two years, at Peterborough Magistrates' Court and can't have any pets for 10 years.
I really hope that people will use this tragic tale as a reminder of the real danger you could be putting your dog in if you leave them in a car on a warm day. Nobody believes it will happen to them.
If you see a dog in a car on a hot day, the advice is to dial 999/911 & take images/footage of the animals, as well as the names. #awareness #activ