Dog found locked in crate on Phoenix sidewalk dies of heatstroke

Posted at 5:53 PM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-03 22:34:35-04

PHOENIX — Officials say police have finished their investigation and no charges will be filed after a German Shepherd was found unattended in a crate in Phoenix Friday afternoon.

Maricopa County Animal Care and Control says the dog was found around 1:30 p.m. near 32nd Street and Broadway Road.

By the time the dog was rescued and brought to MCACC, he was already suffered from heatstroke and seizing.

The dog, believed to be around four years old, had a temperature of 109.5 degrees.

“Our medical staff did everything they could to save him but it was too late,” MCACC said in a statement.

MCACC believes the dog had been seen recently by a veterinarian because a light blue "vet wrap" was on its left front paw and its back right paw had been shaved for a blood pressure reading.