Colorado Dog Saved From 123-degree Car Suffering Neurological Issues, Owner Arrested

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A dog rescued by Colorado police from a sweltering 123-degree car is suffering from neurological issues, authorities said. Lakeside Police Officer Dave Kornowski was responding to an animal cruelty call at a Walmart parking lot when he found the dog panting in the backseat of a car.

Kornowski broke a rear window on the vehicle and recorded video of the dog writhing on the car’s floor with its tongue hanging out.

“The dog couldn’t even bark it was panting so heavy,” the veteran officer told the station. “The mouth was dry, he was lethargic. He couldn’t even control himself.”



Kornowski and Jefferson County Animal Control rushed the dog, named Pedro, to Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, the station reported. Pedro remained in the intensive care unit and appeared to suffer neurological issues from being left in the car for too long, Kornowski said.

The dog’s owner eventually came outside and was upset that his window was broken, Kornowski said. The unidentified man claimed his car wasn’t running before driving off. Police arrested him at a gas station on the other side of the parking lot. It was unclear whether the man is facing charges.

 




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