On July 20, police arrested a 50-year-old California man who left a three-month-old puppy inside of his car in a Las Vegas Hotel parking lot for hours while he gambled inside the air-conditioned Bellagio resort. As if leaving a puppy inside of a parked vehicle on a hot summer day wasn’t bad enough, Raul Carbajal had placed tape around the puppy’s muzzle, so he could not bark…or pant to cool himself.
The puppy was saved thanks to alert Bellagio security officers who spotted him inside Carbajal’s Mercedes. The puppy was removed from the sweltering hot vehicle through the sunroof.
The police determined that the pup had suffered in the hot car for two agonizing hours.
The officer who arrested Carbajal sounded angry as he asked the man if he “realized how hot it is outside,” and berated him for leaving the puppy inside of the car with tape around its mouth.
Carbajal is facing a felony charge for willful, malicious torture of an animal.
On July 28, the Las Vegas Police Tweeted that the puppy is STILL receiving medical treatment for the July 20 incident.