31 Jan 2018

Stricter dog daycare rules urged after dog's death

From Morning Report, 6:14 am on 31 January 2018

An Auckland woman is calling for strict rules for doggy daycare centres after the death of her family's pet. Natalie Newton of Milford says her two-year-old bulldog Tank died of a heart attack triggered by heatstroke shortly after being left at a daycare centre at the end of December. The SPCA is investigating the dog's death. RNZ is not naming the centre as the investigation is ongoing. The SPCA is also assessing whether there is enough evidence to prosecute in another case, of a dog that died while in an Auckland daycare nine months ago. Mrs Newton told reporter Phil Pennington she couldn't believe it when the daycare centre called to say her dog had died.