Las Vegas, Nevada – A husky puppy who beat the odds, surviving hours inside of a car parked in the scorching Vegas heat, has recovered and is now living with a new family. Her name is Dutchess and she was pulled through a parked vehicle’s sunroof on July 20 after security officers at the Bellagio Casino discovered her suffering inside of a Mercedes while the outside temperature registered 113 degrees.
Not only had the puppy been left inside of the car, but her owner, 50-year-old Raul Carbajal, had taped her mouth shut and left her while he went inside the air-conditioned casino to gamble.
Carbajal was arrested and Dutchess was sent for emergency veterinary care. Fast forward to this week – Dutchess found a home. On Wednesday, the Animal Foundation made the joyous announcement on social media, writing:
An adorable puppy rescued from a hot car with her mouth taped shut at a Las Vegas Strip hotel and casino has found a new home! We’re thrilled to announce that Dutchess has been ADOPTED! We’re so happy for her.
Before Dutchess found her forever home, she got a visit from the LVMPD officer who helped save her. Officer Rybacki stopped by the shelter to reunite with the pup one last time.
Dutchess found the perfect forever family. She enjoys going for walks, playing with her new toys, and spending time with her new dog sibling, Tobey.
Carbajal is facing a felony charge for willful, malicious torture of an animal, and Animal Victory is petitioning for him to receive the maximum sentence. Read our petition at this link.