In Dartmouth, Massachusetts, a man from Dighton is accused of leaving his puppy in a freezing car for nearly an hour. When the Dartmouth Police officer arrived at the North Dartmouth Mall, he saw the puppy in the back seat of the vehicle curled up and shivering.
According to WhdhNews, the person who reported the puppy left in the unheated car, stated the animal had been there for at least 20 minutes. By the time officers were able to rescue the puppy, it had been nearly an hour. Temperatures have registered in the single digits and rise only to the teens during the day.
The puppy was taken to an area veterinarian for a medical examination and is being cared for at Dartmouth Animal Control. The puppy’s owner has not been named.
Pet owners are being warned not to leave animals outdoors in these subzero temperatures. Did the owner of this puppy think the car temperature wouldn’t plunge while sitting in a parking lot without the engine running to supply heat?
(Photo of puppy left in freezing car via Pixabay)
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