A Florida man decided to go swimming, and left his dog locked away inside of a hot truck which was parked at Navarre Beach, on Saturday. According to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office, it was in the mid-80s on the day that the dog was left to suffer inside of the parked vehicle. The authorities stated that it was upwards of 30-degrees hotter inside of the vehicle.
See something, say something – passerby notified the authorities
Thanks to a concerned passerby, the authorities were notified that the dog was in distress inside of the parked truck. When deputies arrived, they found the dog inside of the truck, without any open windows or water. As reported by the Pensacola News Journal, the dog was “panting and shaking” on the floor of the truck.
The situation resulted in the arrest of the dog’s owner, identified as 50-year-old Brian Scott Hickey. Hickey told the officers that he had been swimming for 20 minutes and stated that he didn’t see anything wrong with leaving his dog inside of the parked truck. Hickey was arrested and charged with animal cruelty.
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