A dog has died in Fresno after being left locked in a vehicle on April 19th, according to the CCSPCA.
Even though Animal Control Officers were immediately dispatched to the scene, the dog had suffered greatly and passed away.
They are not releasing the location where it happened, or the name of the owner.
The CCSPCA has gotten 27 calls so far this year regarding dogs being left locked in cars.
The CCSPCA wants to remind the public that it’s getting hotter by the day, and it’s vital to keep dogs out of locked vehicles.
They say If someone sees a distressed animal in a locked they are allowed to take reasonable steps to remove the animal from harm, so long as they have “reasonable belief that the animal’s safety is in immediate danger.”
Pet owners found guilty are subject to a fine and jail time, depending on the severity and number of times convicted, though there is no indication that has happened yet in the case cited above.