Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Not again!

Before you read on:  this is my 400th post since starting this blog. 
Sgt Craven left two dogs, a working Belgian Malinois and a German Shepherd puppy, in an unventilated car at the Met's dog training centre in Keston, Kent, on Sunday. He went to a meeting off-site and called colleagues to alert them when he realised the animals were trapped. The dogs were taken to an emergency veterinary surgery but they both died of heat exhaustion. This happened on Sunday when temperatures in the South East reached 30° which means 50° in an unventilated car parked in full sun.
Sgt Craven is an experienced police dog handler.
How is this possible?
German Shepherd Puppy

Belgian Malinois
Unfortunately this is not a rare occurrence. There was an identical incident last year in the Police Force in Nottingham.

2 comments:

Flowerpot said...

I can't understand how this happened at all, let alone for the second time. I believe he suffers from depression/OCD but I can't see how he could have 'forgotten' doing the job that he does....

Winchester whisperer said...

Bravo for your blog, ED! It's been great fun to read.