Animal control officers and Lexington Police had to rescue a puppy left in a locked hot car Tuesday afternoon.
Someone called animal control just after 1:00pm to report the puppy, locked in a car outside an apartment complex on Alexandria Drive. Officers say they found the dog struggling to breath in the hot car.
Just before the dog passed out, police had the locks popped open. Witnesses say the puppy was wobbling and appeared weak when animal control officers gave it water.
The puppy is now at the humane society and is said to be in good condition. The owner may face animal cruelty charges when found.
Animal control says it gets calls every day of pets left in hot vehicles. They say it's important for pet owners to remember dogs, like children, can easily die in a locked car in this type of summer heat.