30 dogs die inside closed van on the way to a dog show in Marikina

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  • At least 30 dogs on the way to a dog show died of dehydration and heat stroke
  • The owner of the dogs put them inside a closed van with no air conditioning to transport them to the dog show
  • The Philippine Canine Club Inc. denounced the tragic incident

More or less thirty dogs died of dehydration and heat stroke while on their way to a dog show in Marikina City.

The incident happened on December 2. The dog breeder who owned the dogs put about 40 dogs inside a closed van with no air conditioning to transport them to Marikina from Novaliches, Quezon City for the “Beagle Fanciers Club Dog Show” by the Philippine Canine Club Inc. (PCCI), according to a story by GMA News,

When the closed van arrived at the PCCI Activity Center in Marikina, the dogs were either dead or unconscious. Those who were revived were rushed to veterinarians, but they, too, died the following day.

In a statement, the PCCI denounced the tragic incident and ordered an investigation after suspending  the membership of the dog owner.

Here’s the PCCI’s statement posted on its Facebook page:

A video of the incident was shared by GMA News:

 

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