K9 police officer dies after he was left in a warm patrol car in California when the temperature reached 84F & # 39;
- A K-9 with a police station in California died of apparent heat-related causes
- The dog, an, etc. Ozzy, was found dead in a vehicle, said Long Beach Police Dept.
- A study showed that the dog of six-year-old causes of heat-related dogs
- The temperature had risen to 84 degrees in Long Beach that day
A K-9 with a police department in California died of apparent heat-related causes in an official vehicle.
The police dog, named Ozzy, and the officer had no service when the dog was found dead last week.
The officer, who will not be identified, reported the death of the dog and an investigation is underway, The Los Angeles Times reported.
A K-9 named Ozzy, (photo), who worked with the Long Beach Police Department in California, died of obvious heat-related causes in an official vehicle
The 6-year-old dog, half a Belgian Malinois and half a German shepherd, was found dead in the vehicle around 15.40 on 14 August.
& # 39; A vet investigation by Ozzy and the preliminary results determined that the cause of death was related to heat &, said Arantxa Chavarria, Long Beach Information Agency Officer, in a statement.
& # 39; Our K-9 vehicles are equipped with fail-safe equipment that is intended to generate a warning. We currently think that this warning may not have worked. & # 39;
Chavarria claimed that the kit includes a heat control system that uses a mobile app to signal when the vehicle is getting too hot.
Another mechanism provides a & # 39; manual button that only shuts off the system when it is activated by the handler & # 39 ;, she said.
Chavarria refused to say whether it was normal for a K-9 to be left alone in a car in a car issued by a department.
All K-9 handlers have checked their vehicle heat control systems for every service since Ozzy's death, she said.
The temperatures in Long Beach on the day Ozzy died were between 81 and 84 degrees, according to data from Accuweather
Ozzy had worked as a K-9 for more than five years. During his time, he helped countless groups, including the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
& # 39; We ask that you respect the handler and his family, & # 39; said Chavarria. & # 39; Our department mourns the loss of Ozzy, just like our employees.
& # 39; Our K-9 & # 39; s are an indispensable part of our department and we will continue to consider them as partners. & # 39;
The temperatures that afternoon were between 81 and 84 degrees, records with Accuweather show.
The Humane Society of the United States says that leaving pets in cars is never safe.
It warns that & # 39; high temperatures can cause irreversible organ damage and even death.
& # 39; Protecting animals from unnecessary death is a problem we can all agree to prevent. & # 39;
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