RIVERSIDE (CBSLA.com) — A pit bull puppy was rushed to a vet Wednesday after it had been left behind in a car with cracked windows in Riverside.
The dog was reported shortly before 10:30 a.m. inside a white Impala parked in downtown Riverside at 12th and Lemon streets.READ MORE: Annie Awards Ceremony Postponed, Moved To Virtual Format Due To COVID
When Animal Control Officer Cecelia Morris arrived, she said she could hear the dog panting and whining.READ MORE: Several 911 Callers Reported Shawn Smith Sighting Before Arrest In Old Town Pasadena
With the help of a supervisor, the dog was rescued from the car without breaking the windows.
Riverside’s high temperature was forecast to be 104 degrees. A check of the temperature inside the car showed 133 degrees.MORE NEWS: 1 Killed, 2 Others Severely Injured In Separate Jefferson Park Hit-And-Run Crashes Over 2 Weeks
John Welsh, spokesman for the Riverside County Department of Animal Services, said the puppy was given water and a bath, then cooled off with a small fan before it was returned to the owner, who was fined $250.