A puppy, left inside of a parked vehicle in Cottonwood Heights, Utah, was taken by the local police on Sunday after a passerby noticed him in the car without food or water. The puppy’s owner had gone skiing for the day and decided to leave his pup in the car while he was away.
The Cottonwood Heights Police Department posted a Tweet about the situation:
Dog left in a car at the Park and Ride while the owner enjoyed a day of skiing. We kept the dog warm with food/water at the office. Owner charged.
Before being removed from the car, the pup was exhibiting signs of distress. WGNO reports that the puppy was “agitated” and anxious. Officer Kevin Salmon of the Cottonwood Heights Police Department. “The dog was obviously wound up and agitated from being in the car.” The officer watched the pup for an hour, waiting for his owner to return, before accessing the vehicle and taking the puppy out.
As reported by KUTV News, the owner discovered that his puppy was missing when he returned to the vehicle in the early afternoon – when he called to report the situation to the police, he discovered that his Labradoodle pup was at the station. The man told the authorities that he did not want to leave his puppy at home because he feared that the barking would disturb his neighbors – it was the puppy’s barking which caught the attention of people at the park-and-ride, and ultimately, the authorities.
Eventually, the nine-month-old puppy was returned to the owner – though the initial Tweet indicated that the man would face charges, it was later clarified that he received a citation.
(Stock image of Labradoodle pup via Pixabay)
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