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Owner issued summons for leaving dog in hot car in Virginia Beach

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Posted at 11:26 AM, Apr 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-08 11:26:54-04

Virginia Beach, Va. – A dog was reportedly left in a hot vehicle in the Hilltop section of Virginia Beach, according to Meghan Conti, Animal Enforcement Unit Supervisor.

It happened on April 4, 2015 around 3 p.m. An Animal Control Officer responded to a complaint of a dog locked in a vehicle in the 1800 block of Laskin Road. That’s near the Kroger shopping center.

The officer found a cattle dog wearing a harness attached to the seatbelt of the vehicle, restricting the dog’s movement, officials say.

The temperature outside was 60 degrees, however, the vehicle was parked in direct sunlight, causing the inside temperature to range from 84 to 104 degrees (between the seat and the floorboard).

The officer quickly located the owner and the removed the dog from the vehicle.

The owner was issued a summons for 3.2-6503 A6, Care of a Companion Animal, adequate care, treatment, and transportation, a class 4 misdemeanor, Conti says.