MCDOWELL VO – Another case of animals being left in a hot car

Another case of animals being left in a hot car…details from Lin McDowell…

At about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday the Lakeport Police Department responded to a call on South Main Street regarding three dogs left in a hot car. When the officer arrived a citizen had already broken into the car and released the dogs, which, according to police, were overheated. The agency said the investigation revealed that the dogs had been in the car for around 20 minutes with no access to water, and with the windows barely cracked. The outside temperature at the time of this incident was 102 degrees. The department said it issued a criminal citation to the owner of the dogs and will be facing prosecution.