2 dogs rescued from 110-degree truck in Brooksville

News
hernando dogs rescued_1561058830465.jpg.jpg

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (WFLA) – Hernando County deputies had to break into a truck on Thursday to rescue two dogs locked inside.

The sheriff’s office says deputies and animal enforcement officers were called to a parking lot near the First United Methodist Church in Brooksville late in the morning. They responded to the lot near Orange Avenue and Lemon Avenue and found two dogs locked in a hot truck.

The “feels like” temperature in Brooksville was 100 degrees around 2:30 p.m. Thursday. Animal enforcement officers measured the temperature inside the truck as 110 degrees.

Responding deputies had to break into the truck to rescue the dogs because they couldn’t find the owner. The fawn mastiff and Chihuahua were both taken to Hernando County Animal Services to be checked by a veterinarian.

The owner later showed up at animal services to claim the dogs. The owner was cited for leaving the dogs in a hot truck.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Top Videos

6 arrested in Tampa Bay racketeering bust

Thumbnail for the video titled "6 arrested in Tampa Bay racketeering bust"

Puppies train to be superheroes at Southeastern Guide Dogs

Thumbnail for the video titled "Puppies train to be superheroes at Southeastern Guide Dogs"

Tampa Bay man runs Gasparilla race in memory of his late wife

Thumbnail for the video titled "Tampa Bay man runs Gasparilla race in memory of his late wife"

Cyber Safety Day

Thumbnail for the video titled "Cyber Safety Day"

Coast Guard remembers deadly Blackthorn crash 40 years later

Thumbnail for the video titled "Coast Guard remembers deadly Blackthorn crash 40 years later"

Hundreds expected at Polk Co. School Board meeting

Thumbnail for the video titled "Hundreds expected at Polk Co. School Board meeting"

Tampa police need help identifying suspect in machete attack

Thumbnail for the video titled "Tampa police need help identifying suspect in machete attack"

Tuesday Midday Weather Update

Thumbnail for the video titled "Tuesday Midday Weather Update"

Murder trial underway for Florida woman killed on vacation

Thumbnail for the video titled "Murder trial underway for Florida woman killed on vacation"

12-year-old child among 5 injured in head-on collision in Pasco Co.

Thumbnail for the video titled "12-year-old child among 5 injured in head-on collision in Pasco Co."

Search underway for mother missing for over a week

Thumbnail for the video titled "Search underway for mother missing for over a week"

Rep. Bell says she "articulated wrong" when she called for a school board member to be removed

Thumbnail for the video titled "Rep. Bell says she "articulated wrong" when she called for a school board member to be removed"
More Local News

Trending Stories

get the app

News App

Weather App

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss