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Ashton man ‘allowed dog to perish in scorching heat’
Monday 27th November 2017 @ 17:05 by Adam Higgins
Ashton News

A man from Ashton has been banned from keeping animals for life after allowing his dog to die in a hot car during the summer. 

Tameside Magistrates Court heard how Ian Czaijkowskyj had left Carlo, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, inside the vehicle on June 19 this year as temperatures soared to 35 degrees, resulting in the animal’s death.

Czaijkowskyj, 57, of Elgin Street, pleaded guilty to a charge of causing unnecessary suffering to the dog.

Magistrates were told Carlo had been confined in the car which caused deliberate, unnecessary suffering, having been locked in the vehicle where the severe heat ultimately resulted in his death.

Magistrates gave Czaijkowskyj a 12 weeks prison term, suspended for 12 months and banned him for life from keeping animals.

He was ordered to pay £300 court costs and a £115 victim surcharge.

RSPCA Inspector Nicola Watterworth said: “It is horrible to think what Carlo would have gone through. It’s believed he suffered for between one and nine hours alone in that car.

“We should not still be dealing with cases like this – people have got to realise that even on a cloudy day the inside of a car can be like an oven.”