Louisiana Police Arrest Man After Dog Dies in Hot U-Haul Truck
It takes as little as 15 minutes for a dog to die of a heat stroke in a hot vehicle. Dogs overheat easily and struggle to cool themselves down even when a car window has been left open or water has been left in the car.
Kenner police arrested a man after his dog was left inside a hot U-Haul truck.
Once Police arrived they say the dog had been locked inside the U-Haul truck with the windows up for a total of 45-60 minutes. The dog was suffering from a heat stroke and barely breathing. They rushed the dog to a veterinary clinic however it did not survive and passed away at the clinic.
This is a terrible and unfortunate incident that could have been avoided, animal cruelty is a serious offense and we will arrest you
Common Signs Of Heat Stroke In Dogs:
Recognizing the signs of heat stroke in your pets is essential for ensuring their well-being, especially during our hot Louisiana summers.
1. Excessive Panting: Dogs regulate their body temperature by panting if you notice excessive panting they may be struggling to cool down.
2. Excessive Drooling: Dogs will drool but excessive drooling that is thick and rope-like can be a sign of stress related to heat.
3. Bright Red Gums and Tongue: If they are red or turning purple this could be an indication of heat stroke.
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