TWO people have been charged after police were forced to rescue a three-month-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy, found locked in the boot of a hot car outside a shopping centre in Sydney.
A member of the public contacted police after hearing yelps from the boot of a car parked in a Bondi Junction shopping centre about 10.00am on Saturday 25 November.
The NRMA was called to help rescue the pup from the boot of the vehicle.
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Police said no light, ventilation or water was provided for the puppy.
After being given water at the scene, the puppy was deemed well enough to be returned to its owner who was found a short distance away.
Following ongoing investigations, a 28-year-old man and 26-year-old woman were both charged with commit act of cruelty upon animal.
The pair are due to appear in Waverley Local Court on Tuesday 23 January 2018.