A WOMAN has been arrested after her dog died from strangulation and heatstroke amid the European heatwave.
The 27-year-old known as SVT was cuffed on alleged charges of animal abuse after her ‘dying’ pet was spotted on a balcony in Valladolid.
After police officers saw the animal ‘panting intensely’ and could not break in, firefighters were called to rescue the animal.
But the dog could not be saved, after it had been tethered to balcony railings in the sun at the property in Calle Caamaño.
A vet confirmed the cause of death as ‘suffocation due to strangulation’, adding that ‘heat stroke’ could have also been a factor.
The woman was later released from custody due to the state of her health.