Dog died in Arizona heat while hiking

Woman takes dog on hike in Arizona heat – tragedy ensues

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It’s hot in Arizona – deadly hot and for one dog who was taken on a hike in north Scottsdale, the heat proved to be too much to survive. According to AZ Family, a four-year-old pit bull died on Wednesday while hiking with a 27-year-old woman.

Rescuers and other hikers tried to save the 50-pound dog, but help came too late – the body of the deceased dog had to be carried off of the Lost Dog Trail on Wednesday afternoon. The woman who made the decision to hike with her dog in the intense heat has been cited – her name was not released and the investigation into this devastating tragedy continues.

The heat in many parts of the nation is proving to be deadly for dogs – on Monday, a young dog who was left on an apartment balcony in Bellevue, Nebraska, died from heat stroke, even though the owner had left water out. Without a place to escape from the intense heat from the sun, the dog suffered and died.

And despite repeated warnings from the authorities, people continue to leave their dogs inside of parked cars – with devastating consequences.

(Image screenshot via AZ Family News/Scottsdale Fire Department)

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28 replies
  1. resqdogz says:

    WHAT AN IGNORANT C*NT!

    I hope they press charges, to the fullest extent possible: WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU THINKING???!!!

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  2. Adrienne says:

    How sad for that dog.Owner probably had water to hydrate herself, but did not consider her dog’s body dealing with the heat until it probably dropped or passed out-too late at that point. If heat is oppressing for you, it is worse for an animal.

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    • Julie Enos says:

      Yes I agree. And she did not consider how hot the sand was. And some people forget how hot the pavement gets in the heat when walking their dogs.

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  3. Red says:

    Wanna bet this idiot woman had a cooling pad on her neck, carrying cold water and all kinds of items she DID NOT SHARE with her poor baby.
    I hope she received a BIG, BIG, BIG citation….. idiot!

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  4. Helen says:

    The level of stupidity just takes my breathe away. This woman taking her dog on a hike in the Arizona heat needs to take her head out of her butt and start using her brain. In 90 degree weather I take my dogs on short walks and always carry water for them. Forget about hiking! The woman must be charged and not allow to get any living pets. RIP sweet pup.

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  5. Judi f says:

    Judi.
    Stupid, ignorant, imbecile…do you know the pain your dog died in??? Trying to make his owner happy and she killed him. I hope neighbors of yours figure out that it was you on the news. It’s IIEGAL TO MAKE YOUR DOG HIKE IN THIS HEAT. Please prosecute this animal abuse case to the FULLEST EXTENT. Sheriff Joe sure would have…

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  6. Pamela Garlisch says:

    They should put her out in the sun with a fur coat on and without food or water to let her think about what she did. This is the next generation that will be running our country, scary isn’t it?

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  7. Barkley's Mom says:

    I can’t imagine hiking in this kind of heat myself let alone inflicting it on my precious dogs. Stories every day about pets having heat stroke and some idiot takes her dog on a hike in 100+ degree weather. The poor dog’s paws must have been burnt to a crisp never mind heat stroke! Man kind’s common sense is obviously a thing of the past. I hope this woman never has a peaceful moment again remembering the suffering she inflicted on her best friend, her dog!

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    • Daniel Clarkson says:

      It’s very much a case of “stupid is, as stupid does”, and this is another case of a furbaby dying because of the stupidity of the person who should be taking proper care of their dog. Of course this also applies to all other animals.

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  8. Carol says:

    I have three pit bulls and they cannot take extreme heat. They are walked very early in the morning and in the evening when when it’s cooler outside and the pavement is not hot. People are such idiots. Your dog counts on you to take care of it and protect it. This owner failed miserably. She should never be allowed to take care of another living thing ever. That includes children. I hope she is haunted by this the rest of her life.

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  9. Nancy Raymond says:

    This woman should have been left out in the damn desert – she is an imbecile – this poor dog died because of her stupidity and ignorance – I hope her house gets egged daily.

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  10. Pamela D'Angio says:

    IF THIS STUPID BITCH WANTED TO GO HIKING WITH HER DOG WHY NOT IN OCTOBER? COMMON SENSE WILL TELL HER NOT TO GO IN THE PEAK OF THE SUMMER AND OBVIOUSLY SHE IGNORED THE SIGNS. HOPE SHE FEELS GUILTY SINCE I HAVE BEEN PISSED SINCE I HAVE READ THIS A FEW DAYS AGO.

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  11. Sherry says:

    Will the IGNORANCE in this world ever end? People this dumb should not be allowed to own living creatures. Stick to Barbie dolls, a hole.

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