Dog left in hot car, Pialba Place
A BUSY Christmas shopper has been given a warning by police after she left her dog in a hot car for over an hour.
Police were called to Pialba Place shopping centre about 9.40am on Tuesday, to help a dog who had been seen lying motionless in a dark green station wagon parked in the car park.
The woman who noticed the dog told the Chronicle she had been waiting beside the car for "at least an hour" and could see the dog becoming more and more distressed in the heat.
The car's windows were partially open and a small bowl of water was left in the car for the dog, however the Queensland Police spokesman said it was not good enough.
"It gets hot (in the car) real quick," the spokesman said.
"This wasn't the worst I've seen, I've been to jobs where the windows were completely shut and there was no water, but this still isn't appropriate."