BUT FIRST, IT'S A STORY THAT'S SPARKED ANGER AND OUTRAGE
IN OUR COMMUNITY.
A DOG IS DEAD TONIGHT FROM SEVERE HEAT STROKE.
KXLY 4'S CAITI CURREY IS WORKING FOR YOU WITH MORE
DETAILS ON WHY IT'S OWNERS COULD FACE UP TO 5 YEARS
NADINE- A PASSERBY NOTICED THE TWO PIT BULLS TIED
TO A FENCE WITHOUT ANY SHADE OR WATER.
THEY CALLED SCRAPS TO INVESTIGATE.
BUT IT WAS TOO LATE.
An animal protection officer responded and sadly found
that one dog has passed away.
ALL TOO OFTEN WE HEAR THE DANGERS OF LEAVING PETS
IN A HOT CAR...
BUT WITH SEVER SUMMER TEMPERATURES.
SIMPLY LEAVING YOUR DOG IN THE YARD COULD HAVE THE
SAME FATAL CONSEQUENCE.
The deceased dog we expect died of heat stroke and
we went to try and take it's body temperature and
it was so high it wouldn't register on the thermometer.
NANCY HILL FROM SCRAPS SAYS THE TWO DOGS WERE LEFT
OUTSIDE WITHOUT WATER OR SHADE.
It's our understanding that the owners were home,
WHEN SCRAPS ARRIVED ON SCENE AT ONE O'CLOCK THIS AFTERNOON.
THEY WERE TOLD THE DOGS HADN'T BEEN CHECKED ON SINCE
SEVEN THIS MORNING.
WITH TEMPERATURES CLIMBING INTO THE TRIPPLE DIGITS.
HILL SAYS IT'S CRITICAL TO CONSIDER YOUR ANIMALS SAFETY.
ideally the pet should be inside and in air conditioning.
Dogs do not tolerate high temperatures well, they're
wearing a fur coat, they don't sweat like we do, they
need to have plenty of fresh water.
HILL SAYS IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOT ONLY LEAVE YOUR ANIMAL
IN THE SHADE.
BUT CONTINUOUS SHADE.
A lot of time owners will put their dogs out in the
yard or on a porch and it's in the shade, well the
sun moves during the day what might have been shady
when you took the dog out, it might not be shady later.
HILL RECOMMENDS WAITING POOLS FOR DOGS TO CLIMB IN
AND COOL OFF
AS WELL AS KNOWING YOUR ANIMALS HABBITS.
If there is any risk of the water being tipped over,
put out multiple water containers
THE SURVIVING DOG WAS ORDERED TO UNDERGO A VET CHECK
UP AND IS STILL IN THE OWNERS POSSESION TONIGHT.
THE OWNERS COULD BE CHARGED WITH ANIMAL CRUELTY IN
THE FIRST DEGREE..
AND COULD FACE A MAXIMUM SENTENCE OF 5 YEARS IN JAIL
AND/OR A 10-THOUSAND DOLLAR FINE.
REPORTING IN STUDIO CAITI CURREY KXLY 4 NEWS.