Local pooch lucky to be alive after hour in a hot car

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

It’s a story you'll only see on 11 News.

Animal Control says a dog was left in a truck for almost an hour while temperatures reached up to 111 degrees inside.

The dog's owner had gone into the North Avenue Walmart to shop and when he came out an animal control officer was waiting with Lucky the dog.

Animal Control says the dog was lucky to be alive after being inside the hot car for that long.

Passerby's called 911 when they saw the pooch.

His owner, 62–year–old Ray Hamlin got slapped with a ticket but gets to keep Lucky.

Veterinarians say when temperatures get this hot you should leave your dog at home when you run errands.

When temperatures reach 107 degrees in a car even ten minutes can be deadly.


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  • by lynn Location: grand junction on Jul 20, 2009 at 06:30 AM
    A slap on the wrist is nothing. That jerk is just going to do it again. He should not be allowed to keep the dog. His punishment should be a huge fine and INCLUDE being left in a hot car.
  • by lisa Location: fruita on Jul 17, 2009 at 10:03 AM
    I think a ticket is too light of a punishment. 1 hour in the sun and 1 week in jail plus a fine
  • by jack Location: grand junction on Jul 17, 2009 at 09:59 AM
    I think they should have left the owner in the car for an hour while the dog recovered in Walmart.
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