Driver who plastered their car with animal welfare stickers is caught locking their dog inside on sweltering 31C day
- Dog found locked in car with animal activist stickers
- The car was parked on the street on a 31C day
- RSPCA claims dogs can die in just six minutes in a car
A horrified witness has filmed a dog locked inside a car – plastered with animal welfare stickers – on a sweltering day with only one window cracked for heat relief.
The silver Hyundai Accent was spotted parked on a Victorian street on on Thursday when the mercury hit 31C with the dog desperately pressing its nose against the window for fresh air.
The car, which was sitting directly in the sun, had stickers from a number of animal rights’ foundations stuck on the back – including one from not-for-profit organisation Animal Liberation.
The organisation was quick to condemn the driver’s behaviour with CEO Lynda Stoner slamming the car owner for leaving their dog.
‘It’s like leaving a child in the car… It’s just wrong on every level,’ Ms Stoner told Daily Mail Australia.
The dog was found locked inside a car yesterday in 31C heat with animal activist stickers plastered over the back (pictured)
‘Animal Liberation is against locking any animal in a car.
‘We can’t monitor everyone who buys our merchandise but this seems like someone who doesn’t support animal rights whole-heartedly.’
The car also had a number of Dominion Movement stickers on the back – an animal rights organisation that uses hidden cameras, drones and raids to try and ‘expose’ bad farm practices or animal cruelty.
Another sticker read, ‘If you love animals, don’t eat them’.
The video of the dog locked inside the animal activist’s car was posted on TikTok with the witness blasting the owner.
‘Please tell me how this makes any sense,’ the person behind the camera said in the video.
‘You love your animals but your dog is locked in your car and it’s 31C.’
The video showed the dark dog pushing its nose against the filthy window as the car temperature rises.
The RSPCA has issued a number of warnings to pet owners about leaving their animals in cars.
‘Even on mild days, temperatures in a car can rapidly heat up to reach more than double the outside temperature. When it’s 22C outside, the inside of a car can reach a stifling 47C. This is no environment for a dog,’ the RSPCA warns.
The dog could be seen sticking its nose out of the car as it attempts to cool down (pictured), RSPCA state that ‘Even on mild days, temperatures in a car can rapidly heat up’
‘It is still a common belief that is fine to leave a dog in a car if they’ve parked in the shade, or if the windows are tinted/rolled down.
‘No matter the weather or location, it is still a very dangerous situation for any dog.’
The RSPCA urges anyone who finds any animals locked in a car to report the matter to the organisation and local police as soon as possible.
While locking an animal in a car is not illegal, leaving them there to a point in which they suffer adverse health effects can lead to animal abuse charges.
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