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.
East 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.
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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