Two German Shepherd police dogs were left to die in sweltering temperatures trapped in the a police vehicle after being left by their handler. The dogs were found dead in a police car parked outside Nottinghamshire's Plice force headquarters in Arnold at 2.15pm on Wednesday 1st July 2009. 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 trapped to over-heat in the parked car.
Temperatures outside the car topped 84 F (29 C) and it is understood the dogs would have been boiled alive trapped in the car.
The police handler has not been suspended.
We the undersigned call for his prosecution for cruelty to animals.
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