Dogs Rescued From Hot Car in Indio Up for Adoption

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The owner of two dogs rescued from inside a hot car by a deputy in Indio were relinquished by their owner on Tuesday.


Two dogs were retrieved from a locked car in Indio on Monday, May 19, 2014. (Credit: Riverside County Department of Animal Services)

The incident happened around 2:15 p.m. on Monday outside the Larson Justice Center, according to a news release from Riverside County Department of Animal Services.

A sheriff’s deputy broke the car window to get the dogs out of the vehicle, the release stated.

The terriers were taken to a nearby veterinary hospital where they were checked out and appeared to be in good condition.

The temperature inside the closed car was measured at 130 degrees, authorities said.

Simba, a female with a fluffy white coat and Scar, a male with a curly, black coat, were immediately made available for adoption, the release stated.

The unaltered, 9-month-old dogs were being cared for at the Coachella Valley Animal Campus in Thousand Palms.

The dogs were to be adopted as a “package deal” so they can remain together, the release stated.