Chihuahua rescued from hot car in Kennewick parking lot
KENNEWICK, Wash. — Kennewick Police officers are being credited with saving a small dog from a heated situation.
This weekend, a report came in to police that a distressed Chihuahua was seen locked inside a car in a parking lot.
Upon arrival, officers broke into the car and found that the temperature inside was 113 degrees.
The Chihuahua was taken into a patrol car to cool down with air conditioning, and once the owner returned to his vehicle he was cited for animal cruelty.
Kennewick police recommend that during spring and summer pet owners should leave pets at home.
Officers warn that the inside of your car can heat up to “deadly temperatures quickly,” and add that leaving the windows cracked open “does not create enough airflow.”