This week, on a day when the outdoor temperature near Arizona’s Superstition Mountains climbed to a scorching 107-degrees, a dog who had been taken on a hike perished from heat stroke. According to Wednesday’s release from the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, the ailing pit bull was approximately three-quarters of a mile from the Peralta trailhead when he collapsed.
The sheriff’s office wrote, “Unfortunately the dog died on the trail before it could be rescued. This is a tragic reminder that our K9 companions can’t handle the heat as well as humans and they can’t tell us when it’s too hot for them.”
The dog who perished had been taken on the hike by a 33-year-old woman who told the authorities that she was walking the dog for a friend, reported AZ Central. The woman who took the dog for a hike is not expected to face charges.
According to a prior publication of AZ Central, a rule was recently put into place preventing dogs from being taken on hikes when temperatures climbed above 100-degrees.
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