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National Zoo police remove Chihuahua from vehicle on hot day, warn dog's owner

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

CONNECTICUT AVE. NW, 3100 block, July 31. A Washington Humane Society officer responded to a call from National Zoo police, who had removed a dog that had been left inside a vehicle in a parking lot for more than 30 minutes. The Chihuahua was taken to the zoo's police office. When the owner returned to the vehicle, the officer discussed the hazards of leaving a dog unattended in a vehicle in hot weather. The man said that he was unaware of the hazards and that he would not leave the dog unattended in the vehicle again. The dog was returned to its owner.

Among cases handled by the Washington Humane Society


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