Of 16 police dogs which have died this year, 11 died as the result of being left unattended in vehicles parked in areas with soaring temperatures.
A growing number of K9 unit police vehicles are equipped with “hot dog” alarms to prevent police dog deaths, but alarms and air conditioning can still fail.
AUSTIN, Texas --- Despite years of awareness campaigns by animal rights activists, hundreds of dogs still die each year after being left in parked cars on hot summer days. Working dogs are not exempt, and heat exhaustion has claimed the lives of at least 12 police dogs so far this year. A representative for People for the Ethical Treatment of