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Gym-goer who left 3 dogs to die in car banned from owning dogs

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A gym-goer, who left his three dogs to die inside of a parked car for several hours in mid-June, has been banned from owning dogs for 10 years, and sentenced to 18 weeks (suspended for two years) reported Monday’s Wisbech Standard. The heartbreaking situation which resulted in horrific suffering, and death, to three dogs, was the doing of 65-year-old Jonathan Theobald of Peterborough.

Theobald left his pets, Daisy, Mitch and Rascal, inside of the parked vehicle for several hours on June 16 while he worked out at a gym. The RSPCA, which investigated the deaths, stated that the dogs essentially “slowly cooked” while they were inside of Theobald’s parked vehicle.

The man’s life-ending lapse of judgement was discovered after other gym-goers noticed him dragging the lifeless bodies of the dogs from his vehicle. Theobald has expressed remorse for the death of his pets – the RSPCA has used the sad situation as a reminder to dog owners that pets should not be left inside of cars, even on days that aren’t considered to be obviously hot.

Prior story about the dogs’ deaths here.

(Photo RSPCA)

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3 replies
  1. Paula Rush says:

    I have no remorse for the owner. Should go to jail for murder. He knew not to do that. A 1 year old would not do that.

  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    Sentenced to 18 weeks (suspended for 2 years) what does that mean! He should not own another dog for the rest of his miserable life. I hope his working out at the Gym was worth the 3 lives he took doing it!

  3. Silvia schaefer says:

    I have no mercy for that creep. He could have done that on purpose to get rid of them in a hurry. He should get 3 years for each dog = 9 years in jail.


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