NHS boss whose pet died after being left in a horsebox for eight hours in 29C heat is convicted of cruelty

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AN NHS boss whose dog died after eight hours in a horsebox in 29C has been convicted of cruelty.

Iain Cockley-Adams, 57, only checked on his two pets twice in eight hours at a riding event.

 Iain Cockley-Adams has been convicted of cruelty for leaving his dog in a horsebox for eight hoursEast Anglia News Service Iain Cockley-Adams has been convicted of cruelty for leaving his dog in a horsebox for eight hours

A worried stable guard who opened the horsebox described it as “like opening an oven door”.

The labrador-collie cross named Wade was found collapsed and was put down.

His brother Dec survived.

Cockley-Adams, a community health team ­deputy head, of Seven-hampton, Gloucs, was found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering at Euston, Suffolk.

 A worried stable guard who opened the horsebox described it as 'like opening an oven door'East Anglia News Service A worried stable guard who opened the horsebox described it as 'like opening an oven door'

Prosecutor Hazel Stevens argued that Cockley-Adams failed to check the pets often enough.

She said: “No one is suggesting this was deliberate, but it was careless.

"Reasonable steps were not taken to protect these dogs.”

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