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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