Labrador retriever dies after being left on hot second-story deck

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In Belcamp, Maryland, a chocolate Labrador retriever died after being left out in the heat on the second story deck of his home, reports the Patch.

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On Thursday, Animal Control in Harford County responded to a report of a suffering dog left on a deck on the 1400 block of Tarragon Court. By the time officials arrived, the dog had collapsed and suffered heat stroke. There was no shade and little water available for the dog.

That afternoon, temperatures exceeded 90 degrees; according to police the surface of the deck  where the dog was found registered 109 degrees. A neighbor had tried to help the dog by wetting him down with a hose. The dog did not survive.

The owner of the dog faces animal cruelty charges. In a statement by the sheriff’s office, the sad news of the dog’s passing was addressed:

“Unfortunately, despite quick rescue efforts and immediate medical care by the Animal Control Officer on scene, followed by those attempted by a local veterinarian, the dog did not survive the exposure to the heat and direct sun… Not only is it the law, but the right and humane thing to do. Help us keep your pets safe, and prevent another sad event like this from happening.”

Rest in peace sweet dog. We are sorry humans let you down.

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(Photo by Getty Images/John Moore)

7 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    I’m so tired of seeing stories like these. What are these morons thinking when they leave their poor dog out in the sun like this? Rest in peace poor baby, your owner let you down big time! I hope he is prosecuted to the full extent of the law, not that it will be enough!

  2. Nicola says:

    And one more thing as a pet owner you let the dog down big time do hope u never get a dog again if u do make a shelter use your brain


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