Dog left in the car to reach the restaurant, the complaint arrives


He left the dog in the car with the windows closed to go to a nearby restaurant for dinner with friends. Luckily the Carabinieri prevented the situation from ending in the worst way. The owner of the dog this gesture cost a complaint for abandonment of animal.

The event took place in Florence, the car with the dog inside was noticed because the windows were fogged up even though there was no one inside. When the Carabinieri approached, they found the dog suffering on the seats without being able to open the car. The fire brigade and local health authority vets were also contacted to ascertain the dog’s health conditions. Fortunately, the Carabinieri avoided the worst, the dog’s owner arrived at the parking lot an hour later, justifying herself with dinner at the restaurant . The dog was in the car for at least two hours and she was charged with animal abandonment .


Anyone who abandons pets or animals that have acquired captive habits is punished with imprisonment of up to one year or with a fine of between 1,000 and 10,000 euros. Anyone who keeps animals in conditions incompatible with their nature, and which produce serious suffering, is always punished with imprisonment of up to one year or with a fine of between 1,000 and 10,000 euros.

Penal Code for the offense punished by article 727


Also in Ceriana, in the province of Sanremo, a woman was sentenced to pay a fine of 5,000 euros. She had left the dog on the terrace of the house for 15 hours . The cause was that she was stuck in the hospital for the birth. Even though she was unable to, she hadn’t asked anyone to retrieve the dog.

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