The newlywed couple’s beloved pug, Luna, dies after the kennel company leaves her in a hot van after the wedding.

A newlywed couple’s joy turned to heartbreak when their dog, who attended their wedding, died later that day after kennel staff left her in a van in scorching heat for two hours.

FFion James, 30, and Ben Hill, 31, married their pug, Luna, the guest of honor for their confetti walk on Friday.

The beaming couple posed for photos holding hands after their wedding with the groom holding his beloved dog in his arms.

But just a few hours after the wonderful snapshots were taken, Luna was dead.

FFion James, 30, and Ben Hill, 31, married their pug, Luna, the guest of honor for their confetti walk on Friday.

Just a few hours after the wonderful wedding photos were taken, Luna was dead.

Just a few hours after the wonderful wedding photos were taken, Luna was dead.

FFion, said today: ‘I am absolutely devastated and still can’t bring myself to look at the photos.

“To think that my Luna was dying in the back of a van while we were celebrating is too horrible to contemplate.”

The couple had reserved Luna in kennels to be cared for while they enjoyed the rest of their wedding day.

But she was left in the back of a van for two hours before being searched.

The newlyweds, who were going to take Luna on their honeymoon, have now canceled because they are so upset.

The couple, from Preston, near Stevenage, Hertfordshire, now want the kennels closed.

They arranged for Luna to be picked up by Country Boarding for Cats and Dogs, in Baldock, the day before.

“To think that my Luna was dying in the back of a van while we were celebrating is too horrible to contemplate,” said bride Ffion.

She was then taken to the South Farm wedding venue in Royston for their confetti walk.

“It was so hot it wasn’t fair to Luna so we had her picked up at the kennels to bring her back,” FFion added.

“We woke up to find that our beautiful pug had died shortly after these photos were taken.

They put her in a van, parked her in their parking lot, and then just forgot about her. Poor Luna died in what was basically an oven.

“They found her a few hours later, but it was already too late.”

Luna was taken from Country Boarding Cats and Dogs to the South Farm wedding venue (pictured), in Royston, for the confetti walk

Luna was taken from Country Boarding Cats and Dogs to the South Farm wedding venue (pictured), in Royston, for the confetti walk

It was one of the hottest days of the year so far with temperatures reaching 82F (28C).

“The weather would have made the van unbearably hot, and I can’t imagine the suffering he must have gone through,” Ffion said.

“Everyone who knows us knows that we adore our little Luna and are completely traumatized that we lost her too soon.

“But also in such a horrible and unimaginable way. She was our baby, our best friend, and the whole world.

“We can’t believe he’s gone and what should have been the best weekend of our lives is now ruined and a living nightmare.”

Country Boarding Cats and Dogs apologized to the couple, saying the incident left staff “heartbroken.”

Country Boarding Cats and Dogs (pictured) apologized to the couple and said the incident left staff

Country Boarding Cats and Dogs (pictured) apologized to the couple, saying the incident left staff “heartbroken.”

But project coordinator FFion added: ‘Apologizing is not enough.

“We want everyone to know what happened and the kennels are closed in case it happens again.”

The couple called off their honeymoon in Bath as they come to terms with their loss.

Renate Burrowes, co-owner of Country Boarding for Cats and Dogs with her husband Jeremy, said: “On Friday July 8th, an incident occurred where a dog in our care died, which has devastated all of us here at Country Boarding.” .

“We care deeply about all the animals we care for and for something like this to happen has left us completely heartbroken.

“We wanted to provide more details here so customers know exactly what happened and so you know what we’ve done to ensure something like this never happens again.

The couple called off their honeymoon in Bath as they come to terms with their loss.  In the photo, Moon

The couple called off their honeymoon in Bath as they come to terms with their loss. In the photo, Moon

“Jeremy picked up little Luna from her owners wedding venue and took her back to the kennels at 3pm

‘When he came back he was called urgently to fix a system problem that was affecting customers at reception.

“This distracted Jeremy from notifying a member of staff to come and collect the dog, as would be normal procedure.

‘Two hours later, I found Luna in the van at 5pm.

I found that she was unresponsive at the time despite trying, I was unable to revive her.

“I cradled her and held her, and with the help of a staff member I put her down on a dog bed.”

She added: “We were so heartbroken for this little dog and wish she would come back to life.”

‘Those kinds of miracles rarely happen, so my next thought concerned their owners.

‘I tried to contact them without success and they left me several messages. It was their wedding day, which of course is also what has made this all the more annoying.

‘I felt it necessary to wait with Luna here at the kennel overnight, in case any of my messages were picked up and the owner wanted to come over immediately.

“We got in touch in the morning and the owners came in less than an hour to pick up their dog.

“Since then we have been in contact with the owners about the next steps, which is a private matter and while we know we cannot bring Luna back, we will work with them to ensure we help and support them in any way.” they can.

“While it seems like an unimaginable mistake, humans do make mistakes and all we can do now is learn from this incident.

“The fault for this incident is entirely ours, as business owners, and not our wonderful employees.”

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