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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