Puppy Rescued From Hot Van, Owner Cited

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KTLA) — Animal control officers rescued a 3-month-old puppy left unattended in a van parked outside a Walmart store on Thursday.

Officer Will Luna managed to jimmy open one of the doors and retrieved the puppy from the sweltering vehicle, Department of Animal Services PIO John Welsh said.


Puppy rescued from hot van outside Walmart
(Riverside Animal Control)

The poodle-mix, named Sheri, was taken to the Western Riverside County/City Animal Shelter in Jurupa Valley where she was examined.

The dog’s paws were treated with alcohol to cool her down and given IV fluids to hydrate her, Welsh said.

Once the dog was stabilized she was returned to the owner.

The woman was fined $121 for leaving a pet unattended inside a car.

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