At my place of work we build all police vehicles for the Merseyside police force and every time I see the dog cages being fitted I think, "that can't be good or healthy for the animals". Only today did I say that to a workmate.
Guess my fears are proven so.
They should stick the Scousers who are going in them in the cages and the dogs in the back seat!!
I had a lovely row with a tospot traffic inspector at the Airport over this subject.
He " Why are you standing at the side of your bus with the engine running, it's illegal"
Me " I'm having a fag and can't smoke on the bus"
Him "Just by stepping off the platform you are breaking the law whilst the engine is running."
One week later:- Him "You have not filled in your daily check list for your bus for over a week"
Me "Yes I have"
Him "No you haven't as you have not completed it , you have not done your emergency engine cut off"
Me "Not allowed"
Him "Why not"
ME "Cant go around the back with the engine running its illegal"
It's nice to be cantankerous.
There was a police dog in a van nearby who was hot.
Avoiding thread drift.
I notice the Met Police Officer who left his dogs, which subsequently died, had previously done this in 2004 and has now apparently gone on to do self harm.
Whilst I wish no-one ill, which fool felt it was okay for him to be responsible for animals having previously categorically demonstrated he could be in no way trusted? f this had been a member of the public I wonder if they'd have gotten off so lightly after the first incident?
Here in the West Mids all our vehicles are fitted with 'hot run' systems.
It leaves the engine running when the keys are removed. Helps with all the
lights and electronics. Also keeps the cab warm/ cool for us hard working staff.
Three cheers for the on the ball adverts on this RR page
Distance Learning..Facing redundancy from the Police?
No mention of A/C for vehicles carrying animals yet but can only be a matter of time.