PALM SPRINGS – A 38-year-old Palm Springs man was arrested after his dog died as a result of being locked in his vehicle for at least three hours on Sunday. Authorities said that at around 2:40 p.m. they received the report indicating that the dog was locked in a vehicle in the 1800 block of Smoke Tree Lane in Palm Springs.
Officers arrived to find several hysterical bystanders who led them to the locked vehicle where through the window they could see the dog laying inside motionless.The vehicle owner opened the vehicle door, but the dog had already died as a result of heat exhaustion. The temperature outdoor temperature at the time was approximately 70 degrees, the temperature of the vehicle interior was over 86 degrees.
The dog was taken to a local emergency clinic where it was determined that the dog’s body temperature was found to be 104 degrees. The owner of the dog, identified as Brent White was arrested for great bodily injury to an animal left unattended in a vehicle. He was booked into the Larry D. Smith Correctional facility in Banning.
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