Dog Rescued from Over Heated Vehicle
LIBERTY, April 1, 2012 - On Saturday afternoon around 1:10 PM City of Liberty Animal Control and Liberty Police responded to the Wal-Mart parking lot as a result of a citizen concerned for a dog that had been locked in a vehicle for an extended period of time.
Upon arrival Police discovered that several citizens were near the vehicle and reported the small dog had been in the vehicle for approximately 90 minutes, and its health appeared to be declining. One citizen on scene with a thermal thermometer determined the inside temperature to be 107 degrees.
After a short observation of the condition of the animal and the extreme heat conditions inside the vehicle the Animal Control Officer advised the dog needed immediate help. The Liberty Police Officer made entry into the vehicle by breaking the window of the vehicle. The dog was taken out of the vehicle placed in climate control and given water.
The small dog’s life was saved due to the actions of concerned citizens working with Animal Control and the Liberty Police.
The owner of the vehicle has been identified and this case will be investigated as animal cruelty and presented to local prosecutor for review.
Liberty Police would like to thank the citizens for their alert actions and willingness to get involved.
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