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NINE CAVALIER KING CHARLES SPANIELS LEFT TO DIE IN CAR

A physician working at East Cooper Hospital in Mount Pleasant, S.C. has been arrested and charged with nine counts of mistreating animals after he left nine dogs to die in his car on Monday.

Charles A. Bickerstaff, 64, of James Island was arrested after leaving nine Cavalier King Charles Spaniels locked in his car for three hours.

The animals were locked in crates for three hours – with no food or water. All nine died.

News of Bickerstaff’s arrest was first reported by Andrew Knapp of The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier .

Sad, isn’t it?  Especially seeing as this guy is a doctor.  Of all the people who should have known better, right?

FITS founding editor Will Folks has written previously regarding the epidemic of child deaths due to “vehicular heat stroke,” noting that “there’s a disproportionately high number of those deaths occurring in South Carolina.”

So tragic … and so unnecessary.