Dog dies in locked car, man charged, NSW

A man has been charged following investigations into the death of a German Shepherd in Coffs Harbour earlier this week, NSW Police say.

Emergency services were called to the Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour, about 2pm on Wednesday (28 November 2018), after members of the public saw a deceased dog in an unattended Holden utility.

Officers from Coffs/Clarence Police District attended and commenced inquiries.

It’s alleged the owner of the one-year-old German Shepherd left him in the vehicle for a number of hours while he attended a nearby licensed premises.

The vehicle was locked, and the dog allegedly had no access to water.

Following inquiries, a 45-year-old man was issued a Future Court Attendance Notice for commit an act of aggravated cruelty upon an animal.

The Queensland man is due to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court on Monday 4 February 2019.

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