A B.C. RCMP officer who left a training puppy in a sweltering SUV has been put under supervision and been given a written guidance, an internal review into the incident says. The officer, from the West Shore RCMP near Victoria, was off-duty at the time. He left the 10-month-old puppy in his vehicle while on a fishing trip in July. Staff at the marina where he parked threw a tent over the SUV and sprayed it down with cold water in an attempt to cool the dog down. “It does appear the member obviously used poor judgment,” RCMP cpl. Annie Linteau told the CBC.
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