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Dog dies after being left in a hot van on couple’s ‘nightmare’ wedding day

The couple heard the heartbreaking news about their pet the next day

A couple have been left devastated after their dog was left in a van on a hot day and sadly died.

Ffion James and Ben Hill got married in Hertfordshire on Saturday, where temperatures reached 27C, Sky News reports.

As part of their day, their beloved pug, Luna, joined them for the confetti walk following the ceremony.

But just hours later, the dog died after being left in a van by the kennels that were looking after her.

The couple heard about Luna’s death when they woke up the following morning.

Ffion explained in a post on Instagram that they had left Luna in the care of a local kennels, but that the company had “horrifyingly” left the dog in a van and forgotten about her.

Luna had been with the couple for their wedding day before she was left in the care of a local kennels (@ffion13/Instagram)

“She was found a few hours later but it was already too late,” she said.

“The weather yesterday would have made the van unbearably hot, and I can’t imagine the suffering she must have gone through.

“Everyone who knows us knows that we adored our little Luna and we are completely traumatized that we have lost her too soon but also in such a horrific and unimaginable way.

“She was our baby, best friend and entire world. We can’t believe she is gone and what should have been the best weekend of our lives is now ruined and a living nightmare.

“She didn’t deserve this.”

Ffion said the news had ruined the “best and most amazing day of our lives.”

Dogs should never be left in cars on a hot day, even if the vehicle is parked in the shade or the windows are open. If the air temperature is 22C, then the inside of a car can reach as high as 47C within an hour.

For more information about what to do if you see a dog struggling in a hot car, you can visit the RSPCA website.

You can also find tips and advice for keeping dogs cool on the Dogs Trust website here.

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