San Diego, CA – On Sunday, someone left a dog inside a car parked at a Trolley station in East County. By the time someone noticed the distressed dog and called for help, it was too late.
As reported by NBC San Diego, someone parked their Volkswagen at the Spring Street parking lot around 2 p.m. on Sunday. Two hours later, a MTS bus operations team noticed the dog in the car and called security for help. Security contacted San Diego Humane and MTS K9. Tragically, even though a window of the car was broken to remove the dog, it was too late to save his life.
SDHS spokesman Jordan Frey told the news agency:
“We can confirm that the dog had sadly passed away before our Humane Officers and La Mesa PD were on the scene, and our officers confirmed he was deceased. MTS and [bystanders] did legally break into the car and attempt to aid the dog in distress.”
Anyone with information about this case is asked to call SDHS investigators at 619-299-7012, option 1.
It bears repeating – on even moderately warm days it is dangerous to leave a dog (or any living being) in a parked car. Please leave your pets at home. If you are walking through a parking lot and see an animal in distress, please take action immediately to help save his/her life.