Dog dies while owner shoplifts
Jul 27, 2012 / 2:48 pm
Despite several warnings by the SPCA and RCMP, a dog has died after being left in a vehicle in Kelowna.
To make matters worse, the dog was left in the vehicle while the owner was allegedly shoplifting inside the Real Canadian Superstore on Baron Road.
The incident occurred sometime after noon.
Cst. Kris Clark says police arrested two women (age 29 and 30) for shoplifting inside the Superstore.
Both were released on the spot on a Promise to Appear in court at a later date.
The 29-year-old woman faces potential theft charges.
Clark says at some point the attending officer was able to determine there was a dog inside the women's vehicle.
"The windows were up and there was what appeared to be an empty water dish inside," says Clark.
"It appeared the dog suffered from the high temperature."
Clark says the dog was dead when the officer got to the car.
He didn't know the breed of the dog only to say it was a 'small dog.'
Both the RCMP and Regional District of Central Okanagan's Dog Control officers attended the scene.
The women may face other charges in connection with the death of the dog.
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