Police save dog locked in car at Bunbury Centrepoint Shopping Centre 

A DOG which was left inside a car at Centrepoint Shopping Centre car park for more than two hours has been rescued by Bunbury Police.

Mother and daughter Marianne Wake and Sarah Hardy had returned to their car after shopping about 2pm and noticed a small white dog was locked inside a nearby car.

They checked the car’s parking ticket and saw it had been there since 1pm.

The dog was panting heavily and did not have any access to water or fresh air.

The temperature reached 37 degrees in Bunbury today. 

The pair called police, City of Bunbury rangers and the RSPCA and contacted the centre’s management to have a message broadcast with the vehicle’s registration number.

Miss Hardy also posted the car’s registration on Facebook page Bunbury Crime Stoppers and the post received more than 300 comments, with many people urging her to smash the window.

But police informed the pair that they could face charges if the window was damaged.

Police officers attended the scene and smashed a rear window, allowing Blair Street Vet Clinic nurse Rhonda Fox to lift him out and give him some water.

The dog, named Kimba, has been taken to the vet clinic and a message has been left on the owner’s phone.

Bunbury Police have advised that if people see a pet or child left in a car, they should contact centre management with the registration number.

If the driver cannot be contacted, contact the RSPCA on 9209 9300. 

Bunbury police officers smashed a window to let the dog out of the car.

Bunbury police officers smashed a window to let the dog out of the car.

Bunbury police officers smashed a window to let the dog out of the car.

Bunbury police officers smashed a window to let the dog out of the car.

Bunbury police officers smashed a window to let the dog out of the car.

Bunbury police officers smashed a window to let the dog out of the car.

Bunbury police officers smashed a window to let the dog out of the car.

Bunbury police officers smashed a window to let the dog out of the car.

Blair Street Vet Clinic nurse Rhonda Fox took the dog to the clinic to be looked after.

Blair Street Vet Clinic nurse Rhonda Fox took the dog to the clinic to be looked after.

Blair Street Vet Clinic nurse Rhonda Fox took the dog to the clinic to be looked after.

Blair Street Vet Clinic nurse Rhonda Fox took the dog to the clinic to be looked after.

If RSPCA inspectors cannot attend, they will contact police. 

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