Lee County, Florida – On July 11, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a dead dog who was tethered outside to a pole. According to the authorities, 34-year-old Jade Green is the woman who left the dog outside in the heat without any way of escaping the scorching sun.
Deputies who responded to the home on Edison Avenue in Fort Myers found a five-year-old pit bull mix named Los dead on the ground. The dog’s external temperature reading was 104 degrees, and the internal temperature was too high to read.
In a statement, Sheriff Carmine Marceno commented on the dog’s death:
“There wasn’t even shade where this defenseless dog could get a break from the scorching sun. they added in a statement. It was obvious Los suffered an agonizing death.”
Green was arrested on a charge of aggravated animal cruelty.
It is not rocket science – if it is hot outside, your dog needs somewhere to escape from the heat. Obviously, indoors is best. For dogs who are left outside, there must be ample COLD water and shelter. Dogs who are tethered can get tangled and/or knock over their water, leaving them vulnerable and at risk of heat stroke or death.
Rest in peace Los.