IN France, the summer of 2022 was characterized by long periods of heat, which began at the start of the season. While reminders are often made to protect our dogs from the dangers of the sun, one of them unfortunately had to face it, as the newspaper reports. Western France.
In the village of Précigné, i Sarthe, municipal officials found that a dog had remained locked on the balcony of its owner’s home in direct sunlight. They had been alerted by local residents. The poor dog had no shade, nor could he go home with the blinds down.
That’s not all: the doggy had no bowl of water at his disposal. Heat stroke was imminent…
“It was almost 30 degrees in the shade that day”
City Hall of Precise says on his side Facebook that the city agents then came to the poor thirsty dog’s aid. They were not allowed to enter the resident’s house and take his animals, but they climbed a ladder to reach the balcony, give him a bowl of water and cool him with a watering can.
Town hall in Précigné / Facebook
For the mayor of the city, Jean-Francois Zalesnyit was impossible to let the dog be like that “. Therefore, the municipal police was then contacted, to find the owner of the dog. This person incurs a fine of 750 euros for the intentional mistreatment of his animal. Moreover, according to testimony, it would not be the first time that the owner locks his animals on his balcony…