This is just TERRIBLE!
A poor police doggy died of heat stroke after being left in a patrol car in Woodstock, Georgia.
The 3-year-old Belgian Malinois dog, Spartacus, was hanging out inside his handler's patrol car, which was parked outside his house.
The dog was eventually found dead in the car. A necropsy was requested by the cops and it was determined that the dog was killed by heat stroke.
That's so sadddd!
A Woodstock Police Department spokesperson said:
"The K9 handler is currently on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of an internal investigation. After the retirement of his first police K-9, who is now a family pet living with the K-9 handler, the handler is devastated by the loss of his second police K-9."
It's not known why the car was parked at the man's house or how long it had been sitting there.
Why couldn't he just take his doggy inside with him?? Or at least go check on his pup??
We hate that this dog had to die and hope his handler is punished appropriately.
RIP - Spartacus
[Image via Wikimedia Commons.]
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