Formal charges are pending against a Knox resident who reportedly left her two dogs in a hot car and one expired due to the heat.
The Knox City Police Department were called to IU Health Starke Hospital where a citizen called to report that two dogs were left in a car on a hot summer day and did not look well. Officers arrived and noticed a little crack in the window, but the dogs were panting heavily. One was laying down and was drooling due to being hot and dehydrated. The dog did expire due to the heat. The dog owner was not arrested at the scene, but police continue to investigate this incident.
Residents are reminded that animals and children are not to be left in a car in the heat as the temperature in a vehicle can reach above 120 degrees in less than 20 minutes. It could be deadly even if you leave the windows open just a crack.