Dog, rat dead after being left in hot car outside pet store
Two pets, a dog and a rat, died after being left in a hot car in Sacramento County on Tuesday afternoon.
The car was left in the Madison Avenue PetCo store parking lot.
A security guard in that shopping complex reportedly had to smash the car’s window with a hammer to get inside in an effort to rescue the animals.
Shopping security told FOX40 that the dog was a Dachshund.
The woman reportedly told the security guard that she was in the middle of a dispute with her landlord over how many pets she’s allowed to have.
Temperatures in Fair Oaks, near when the dogs were found, were in the low 80s. On an 80-degree day, the temperature inside a car can reach 100 degrees in about 10 minutes, experts say.
Authorities have not decided whether to press charges against the woman.