New Zealand Dog News

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February 29, 2012

Dog's death an 'accident' not a crime

A dog that died after being left in a car on a hot, sunny day was muzzled and unable to lap up water, the Crown says.

The prosecution presented its case at the start of a Christchurch District Court jury trial before Judge Colin Doherty yesterday.

However, the defence said the pomeranian dog, Midgey, was a cherished partner and the loved companion of the owner, Annabelle Victoria Quor.

"The defence says no crime has been committed here and that what's happened is a tragic accident," Andrew McKenzie said.

He explained that Quor, 75, had left the dog in similar circumstances without problems.

However, on this occasion she had forgotten to unclip Midgey's muzzle. Her doctor would give evidence about her "memory difficulties".  MORE>>

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Owner fined after dog ""cooked" in car

A 75-year-old woman found guilty of leaving her dog to die of heat stroke in her car has been fined $2500.
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Owner fined after dog 'cooked' in car

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