Police charged a man with animal cruelty at the weekend.
Police charged a man with animal cruelty at the weekend.

Dog left in hot car while owner enjoys break

A MAN who left his dog locked in his car during hot weather will front charges of animal cruelty.

The Victorian man, 65, was spoken to by Tweed-Byron LAC police officers after police received a number of calls from the public about a small terrier dog locked in a car at the weekend.

The man was parked at the BP Chinderah Service Centre.

Tweed-Byron police said numerous calls were made over the PA system for the owner to return to the car.

Just as police were about to gain entry to the vehicle the driver returned.

He will appear at Tweed Heads Local Court charged with commit an act of cruelty upon an animal on September 16.



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