Dog dies after being left in cold van overnight

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SHARONVILLE, Ohio — Four employees with the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals have been disciplined after a dog died after being left in a transfer van overnight.

According to Fox affiliate WXIX in Cincinnati, the incident happened in Sharonville last week.

Dave LeBourveau, SPCA Vice President, said the employees were transferring a pit bull mix dog Thursday for an adoption fair.

When the dog arrived at the facility, LeBourveau told WXIX the employees didn’t follow protocol in cleaning and checking the van. He said the dog was left in the vehicle overnight.

The dog was treated when found by SPCA employees the next morning. The dog had been left in the van alone for 15 hours, Cincinnati TV station WCPO reported. Temperatures were below freezing all night long. The dog did not survive.

LeBourveau told WXIX, the employees who were disciplined were “animal lovers” and “great workers.” None of them lost their jobs.



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