Keep dogs safe this summer. Please don't let any dog go through this kind of distress. Call the cops or your local animal care and control to report any animal locked up in a car with the windows closed.
The heat is not only tough on us, it also affects our furry friends. That is a lesson that was brought home in Scott County Thursday. Humane society workers say a dog is lucky to be alive. He was freed by an officer after his owner left him in a hot car for hours, with the windows rolled all the way up.
"You know, how could a person do this to a dog?" It's a question Scott County Deputy Ryan Strom has been asking since Thursday afternoon, since he responded to the Crow Creek Wildlife Park for a call of a dog locked in a car.
The little guy is recovering, but it was touch and go for what we are told is a pit bull -boxer mix, just five months old. Strom says, "I got there and saw the dog in the car. I'm thinking it was down in the floor board area of the front passenger seat. When I got up by the door it kind of climbed up and looked at me. It was panting pretty heavily and looked like it was in a lot of distress."