Help came too late for a dog who was left inside of a parked car in Colchester, Vermont, this week. The dog, a four-year-old Labrador retriever, was locked in a car that was parked outside the Fanny Allen campus of the University of Vermont Medical Center on College Parkway on Monday afternoon; a passerby noticed the heartbreaking situation and alerted campus police.
According to WCAX News, police arrived after being notified about the situation, but it was too late – the dog was inside of a car that reached 125 degrees inside, and by the time the police forced their way into the car and the dog was removed, the heat had already taken a deadly toll.
The person identified as the owner of the dog has been identified as 54-year-old Stacey Barrientos. According to the Burlington Free Press, Barrientos has been issued a citation and she must appear in court on October 6. The authorities have asked for anyone with information about this situation to call them at 802-264-5555.