A police dog in Florida died Monday after he was left in a police car with the air conditioning running for more than three hours. The air conditioner failed and started blowing hot air. By the time his handler returned, it was too late.
Leaving police dogs in running vehicles is normal, though officials in this small Florida town say three hours is an unusually long amount of time. Of course no one suspects this was done maliciously, but it’s a reminder how deligent all of us must be to protect our animals from the heat.
- Staff Writer Carrie Coppernoll