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Sergeant Who Left Police Dogs to Die in Hot Car Slashes Wrists in 'Suicide Bid' After Throwing Himself From Colleague's Car

Animals  (tags: dog killer, two dogs, baked to death in car, investigation, police dog handler )

- 2668 days ago -
A police dog handler whose two animals died in his car on the hottest days of the year threw himself from a colleague's vehicle after the incident. Sergeant Ian Craven, 49, flung himself from the car and later slashed his wrists in an apparent suicide


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Jane L (22)
Tuesday June 28, 2011, 7:10 am
OMG, I am so glad I did not sign the other petition

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Tuesday June 28, 2011, 8:39 am
I did sign the other petition, and I have no regrets about doing so. Call me hard hearted if you like, but this was NOT the first time that this guy had been responsible for the death of a dog in exactly the same way. All three of these poor dogs died in the most horrible manner, suffocating in a car in the heat, due to his negligence. After the first dog died, he should never have been allowed to have others.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 28, 2011, 9:17 am
How sad, I would have accepted a resignation.

Sian Kendrick (0)
Tuesday June 28, 2011, 11:34 am
hes not dead he just attemptd suicide

Penelope Ryan (178)
Tuesday June 28, 2011, 2:11 pm
I have no sympathy, only for the suffering dogs that died a horrible death due to him.

T. A. H (39)
Tuesday June 28, 2011, 6:35 pm
Any 10-year old knows not to leave ANY animal in a car for long periods. This was an officer specifically trained to work animals -- there IS no excuse, particularly since he had already killed another dog in the past.

BTW, i did just learn that animals are MUCH more sensitive to heat than humans. Cats and dogs should never be enclosed anywhere that is hotter than 80 degrees -- per Cesear Milan video I watched recently. That really gives pause to all the apt. dwellers who leave to go to work in the summer time -- keep the A/C on for the protection of Fido.

Sarah G (109)
Tuesday June 28, 2011, 6:45 pm
If this is one of their most experienced trainers, I shudder to think what the rest must be like.

Irene Leggett (0)
Tuesday June 28, 2011, 10:43 pm
I feel no sympathy towards the 'dog trainer' only sadness that those two dogs died in a most horrific manner whilst in his care. Obviously, the trainer had not learned any lessons from the previous experience and so must now face the consequences of a repeat offence.

Gysele van Santen (213)
Tuesday June 28, 2011, 11:47 pm
i have no compassion for this man; it appears he just wants attention. i'm sure that if he really wanted to kill himself, he would've been successful. he did something that is unforgivable & he needs to be held accountable for killing those poor dogs. he needs to stop being a coward. his failed attempt to try & make people feel sorry for him is an easy way out, but it's not going to happen. im not falling for it.

irene davis (74)
Wednesday June 29, 2011, 1:54 am
omg unbelieveable!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 29, 2011, 4:28 am
so sad what happen, don't like anything dying

Danuta W (1251)
Wednesday June 29, 2011, 6:09 am
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