LA PUENTE - Animal control officials have logged their first call concerning a pet locked in a hot car.The report came last Saturday at 11 a.m. in La Puente when a young female Chihuahua mix was locked inside an SUV, with its windows rolled up and parked in the sun. Although the outside temperature was about 75 degrees, animal control officials estimated it was closer to 100 degrees inside the vehicle. The dog, now named Mimi, was rescued and transported to a veterinarian. "Mimi was dehydrated and scared but she is now doing well at our Baldwin Park Animal Care Center," said Marcia Mayeda, director of the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control. "The owner has not come forward but may face criminal charges after the investigation is complete."
********** Published: April 12, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 52