Every year we post tragic stories about dogs who were left for too long in the car in hot weather. But we feel that it’s important to keep hammering on this issue so that fewer of these terrible cases occur. The latest victim was a German Shepherd in Belmont, California, and her owner is now facing charges of animal cruelty. But she certainly wasn’t alone:
In Fremont, on Monday alone, officers responded to four incidents where dogs had been left in hot cars. In one of them, the temperature was gauged at more than 110 degrees inside the car.
One dog was rescued from a Costco parking lot, and rushed to the vet. It survived and was later returned to its owner, who may face animal cruelty charges. But in another case, officers felt education was the answer.