Dog Dies After Owner Allegedly Leaves Him in Hot Car

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A dog died of a heat stroke after his owner allegedly forgot about him in a hot car for two and a-half hours.

Salt Lake County Animal Services spokesman Temma Martin said police were called to the parked car yesterday afternoon near 300 East and 300 South where a dog was "thrashing around" inside, apparently in seizure.

Police broke a window and got the male Labrador mix out. Martin said firefighters performed CPR, but it was too late.

The owner apparently had stopped to visit someone and thought he would only be a few minutes but ended up going to lunch. He was given a citation for animal cruelty.

Martin said the dog's death is a reminder for pet owners to not leave their animals locked in a hot car during the summer heat.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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