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Case ID: 15501
Classification: Neglect / Abandonment
Animal: dog (non pit-bull)
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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

County: Alameda

Disposition: Not Charged

Abuser names unreleased

Alameda police are investigating a K-9 officer dog died after being left in the officer's personal car for several hours during a training session.

Police Lt. Bill Scott says the unidentified officer left the 6 1/2-year-old Belgian Malinois inside his SUV with at least one window open while attending a training exercise May 5.

When the officer returned after 3 hours, 15 minutes, the dog was "in distress." The dog was taken to a vet where it was declared dead. The cause of death is under investigation.

According to the National Weather Service, the high temperature in the area that day was 70 degrees.

The police forwarded the case to the Alameda County district attorney's office on Wednesday. Prosecutors will determine whether the officer will face criminal charges.


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