A golden retriever, reported to have been left inside of a parked car for three hours, died on Thursday afternoon in Green Bay, Wisconsin. As reported by NBC 26 News, the five-year-old dog’s core temperature was so high that an animal hospital’s thermometer could not get a reading.
A 55-year-old woman, who parked her car near the pro shop in the Lambeau Field parking lot, is now facing a felony animal cruelty charge for her actions.
WBAY reports that the dog had been locked inside of the parked vehicle with no water, and the windows were all rolled up. Temperatures on Thursday afternoon were in the 80s – it is unknown why the woman left the dog in the car and did not check on her. By the time that the dog was noticed by a passerby, it was too late – the dog was already “lifeless.”
Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith told WBAY:
“The pet owner is not in custody at this time. We have some investigation that we have to do before we file those charges. That includes a necropsy on the animal. That includes gathering any video evidence, further interviews by our detectives. So, we’re building that case right now. We’ve already met with the District Attorney’s Office. They are on board with filing charges. We just want to make sure we have a really good case before filing those charges.”
It has been said time and again – do not bring your pet with you on warm days if you plan on making any stops. Windows do little to cool the interior of a vehicle and even moderately warm days can prove to be deadly.
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