Woman’s beloved Keeshond dies after being left in dog walker’s hot car

A DOG has sadly died after being left locked in a hot car in Sydney, triggering a warning to all pet owners.

It’s understood a dog walker left the four-year-old dog, believed to be a Keeshond similar to the one pictured, inside a car on Old South Head Road at Rose Bay around 11am on Tuesday.

The dog’s owner, a 46-year-old woman, eventually found her beloved pet dead inside her dog walker’s car around 5.30pm, more than six hours later.


The woman called police who in turn, after investigating the matter, notified the RSPCA.

As the weather heats up, police are reminding the public that not only is it an offence for children or pets to be left unattended in a vehicle, even with the air conditioning on, but it can also have fatal consequences.

Anyone who finds a child or pet located in a vehicle should call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

The Bureau of Meteorology is predicting temperatures to soar past 30 degrees across NSW, with parts of western Sydney expected to reach 40 degrees.


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Where in the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (POCTA) does it say it’s an ‘offence’ to leave a dog in a car? NOWHERE. This is incorrect information being given out by the Police.

Under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (1979), RSPCA inspectors have the power to remove animals from owners who are cruel, neglectful or indifferent to their animals’ suffering.

I’m fully aware of that but if the air con is on and water is provided, the animal cannot be deemed to be “suffering”.

are you serious….the air con would not have been on for 6 hours in an unattended car!

Are u serious??
I hope u don’t own a pet!

I hope the heartless b**** who calls herself a DOG WALKER, is charged with animal abuse & whatever else can be thrown at her. Then she should be locked in a boiling hot a*** car & see how it feels. So she knows what that poor dog would have gone through. I’ve had 2 Keeshonds & they are beautiful dogs.