They left their dog in the car while they shopped at Publix. One of the workers were collecting carts in the parking lot and saw the dog panting and grasping for air in the hot Florida sun. He immediately called 911. Not only did the police come, but the animal care and control came. They were able to get the dog out of the car and took the dog from the owner. The police also confiscated their car. We later learned that the dog died from the heat. They couldn't save that poor baby.
Please for the love of dog, please leave your pet at home when you go shopping. There is absolutely no need to take your dog or cat with you when you shop. We took our dogs with us once. My husband stayed in the car with the AC running. They were still panting. I don't like to take them with us any longer if we have to stop anywhere. It isn't fair to them and it is cruel punishment.