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State and town police rescue dog from hot car in CT Monday

Hartford Courant logo Hartford Courant 7/4/2022 Staff, Hartford Courant

A dog that was “in distress” was taken from a car in New Fairfield Monday, Connecticut State Police said.

New Fairfield officers and sergeants/troopers from the New Fairfield Resident Trooper’s Office responded to a business parking lot at about 1:45 p.m. Monday after receiving a report about a dog locked inside of a parked car, according to state police.

The temperature at the time was approximately 82 degrees., state police said.

Officers “observed a dog in distress, locked inside of a dark colored car, with its windows rolled up,” state police said in a release.

State police said it is unknown how long the dog was left unattended inside of the car.

“Officers broke a window and moved the dog to an air-conditioned police cruiser, where the dog’s condition improved,” state police said in the release.

The New Fairfield Animal Control Officer responded to the scene and took custody of the dog, according to state police. The investigation by the New Fairfield Animal Control Office is ongoing.

State police also issued a reminder that motorists should never leave pets “alone in a car on a warm day,” noting that those who see an animal in distress in a hot car should “report it to police immediately.”

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