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Police Dogs Die

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by sallyanne, Jul 2, 2009.


  1. sallyanne

    sallyanne Guest

  2. Terrible Sallyanne!
    We would expect then to set a better example! there was another case of this last year also!

    regards
    DT
    ps - fleur did post this link earlier btw!
     
  3. sallyanne

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    Oops Didn't see the link,Still half asleep me thinks :eek:

    I think it's disgusting,there were also reports of dogs been left in hot cars at the blackpool show last weekend and these are supposed to be dog savvy people.
     
  4. Oh many of the show shedules they we have there is a clear statement warning that any dogs left in cars will be removed as and how!!! whether this action has ever been taken I do not know!
    regards
    DT
     
  5. Fleur

    Fleur Vassal to Lilly and Ludo

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    I posted in general chat - no idea why - :confused:

    It's is disgraceful, there is absolutley no excuse, lets hope they are procsecuted but somehow I think thet won't be:mad:
     
  6. Nonnie

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    Stupid, stupid morons.

    Whats the betting that nothing will be done as the police are involved. Its an agonising way to die, and imo its a form of torture.

    I hope the officer involved is removed from the dog handling section, and banned from keeping animals.
     
  7. Domoniques

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    No common sense they should not be able to be in the dog unit again
     
  8. Never mind Fleur! Don't think it will matter that there are two threads! the more threads warning that heat and dogs do not mix the better imo!
    love
    DT
     
  9. pommum

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    From what I heard whilst at Blackpool Ch SHow last Friday, there were constant tanoy announcments all day about dogs being left in cars, the police and vets were patroling the car parks, one announcment came over about a van full of Rotties, the van had the kennel name of breeders, the breeder's name and obviously the van's registration, the society named and shamed these people by giving out their full details over the tannoy. the owner didn't turn up quick enough and the vets smashed the windows to get in to find that the van had a full size cage door on the back wich was also locked so the vet couldn'y get in to the dogs, according to what we heard afterwards they found one dead rottie and two close to death, I have since heard that a min pin was also found dead in a car, which doesn't make sence as it was toy day so the owners had no reason to have locked in the car.

    It put shivers through our bodies when we heard that dogs had died in the cars, and we were told that these people would be getting fined from the society and hopefully the KC too.

    take care

    Sarah
     
  10. Izzie999

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    Hi,

    It is so sad and so unecessary, if a policeman had spotted a dog in a car they wouldn't hesitate to pull up the owner, why is it a different set of rules for them. Surely it is neglect and cruelty and I hope they are prosecuted for it, I bet it will be just a slapped wrist job, which to me is very wrong and giving out the wrong message!

    How would they like it if they were left in a car with the windows shut and their hands tied behind their backs, that is what it amounts to im opinion!

    Poor dogs!

    Izzie
     
  11. Nonnie

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    I would have thought that showers/breeders would know better.
     
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    Makes you wonder if they actually love their dogs or if the prestige of doing the shows are more important doesn't it?

    Over here they are potty about their dogs, you even see them in Ikea when they do their shopping with little dogs in baskets. They allow them in restaurants and there aren't many places they aren't allowed to take them! I think they take the welfare very seriously. All dogs have to have a licence and all new dog owners have to undertake obedience training with their dogs and it is strictly adhered to. There are strict animal rules over here for every pet. I prefer it that way, people take pet ownership far more seriously if they have to put the work in.

    Izzie
     
  13. Nonnie

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    I do think that for some people, showing and winning come before the actual welfare and quality of life of the animal.

    Many dogs that dont make the show grade are passed on. Surely a dog should be a pet first.

    That sounds great. I think training should be compulsary here, as should socialisation.
     
  14. 2Hounds

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    Poor dogs :( You'd think in that profession he'd of known better.

    Out of interest are the police dog car's normally air conditioned specially for the dogs, as i presume there are times that the dogs have to be left inside and even on mild days it can get hot inside a car.

    Izzie, sounds like your country has the right idea :) I wish places were more accepting of dogs, although having met so many numpty dog owners i can't imagine it working well currently.
     
  15. Izzie999

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    Hi,

    We are very lucky here I think, they really love their animals so much. I went to a massive show in May and there were air conditioned kennels for dogs. The dogs were treated like royalty.

    The sad thing I found about the UK was the amount of places that were off limit for dogs, I love seeing dogs on beaches as long as their owners clean up after them, but its so nice to see them enjoying the water and a day out with their owners. We even have special dog passes over here for the public transport and everyone seems to behave really well around them. I think its a sad waste when a family have to leave a much loved pet at home just so they can go out as a family. They should be allowed to enjoy family life as much as anyone otherwise what is the point of having one?

    Izzie
     
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    I haven't replied to this before now as i keep reading the article and thinking "am I mising something":confused:. I'd like to know why the person is not being suspended, apparently you can be fined up to £20,000 or up to 6 months in prison for causing unnecessary suffering. And read this part of the article and i quote
    " It is believed the dogs' handler was not on duty at the time and had called in to the force's headquarters at Sherwood Lodge, leaving the dogs to over-heat in the parked car. It is not known how long they were left in the car but temperatures in Nottingham on Wednesday hit 29.4C."
    Why were the dogs even in a car if the copper wasn't even on duty?:mad::mad:
     
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    If he wasnt on duty it is slightly different but I really think we should be feeling for him. Ok, he was very stupid, he didnt think but his dogs will have been his life, they will be members of his family and his working partners. He is used to always having them with him and obviously just didnt think. No real excuse but very different from real animal cruelty or even pet dogs being left in cars. I do wonder why the police called the RSPCA in though, seems a very odd thing to do. Unless this man had a bad name with his dogs anyway and it was an excuse to get him prosecuted.
     
  18. Nonnie

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    I see no difference between his actions, and those of a pet dog owner. Each are as bad as eachother.

    He commited a criminal act, his dogs suffered and died a horrible death, therefore he should be punished.

    I have zero sympathy for him.
     
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    i dont get some people....surely its common sense not to leave ur dog in the car in this heat?

    And that some show people dont know better speaks for itself and their motivations what showing is about for them....definitly not the dogs :(
    (of course not all of them are that way! thankfully!)

    Anyway, just on the way to the vets yesterday i thought maya would collapse in the van and we had all windows wide open for her.
     
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