Shameless Gambler Leaving puppy in hot car with mouth gagged outside casino
When you leave a dog locked in a car even on a warm day, you can put their life in jeopardy. When the door closes, a car pulls in 80 degree weather can heat up to 110 degrees in just over 20 minutes.
Now can you imagine how terrible it would be if a dog got stuck in a car because hours at a temperature of more than 100 degrees. That’s how a Husky puppy was found in Las Vegas on July 20, 2022, and it’s a miracle it survived the abuse.
So sad, Dogs are often left in cars while their owners were out. Some people may not realize how dangerous it is to put a dog in this situation even for a short time.
Others, like the man who was arrested by the Las Vegas Police Department for locking a Husky in his car while he was gambling in a casino, are clearly abusing the animal.
“DO NOTHING AT VEGAS,” LVMPD tweeted along with camera footage of the latter part of the incident.
Apparently, the owner of this car not only let his dog suffer from extreme heat, but also glued the dog’s mouth tightly. He deliberately make it worse a terrible situation.
“Security found a puppy inside a locked vehicle on the top floor of the garage with its mouth closed at around 3pm,” police tweeted.
Anyone who’s been to Las Vegas in the summer knows how hot it can get. According to police, the temperature that day was 113 degrees Fahrenheit.
“Through the investigation, we discovered that the dog had been in the car for nearly 2 hours without air conditioning, food and water while the owner of the vehicle went inside to gamble.”
Fortunately, the casino’s security intervened before it was too late. They managed to get the dog out of the car through the sunroof, then contacted police.
One survivor and one arrest
The body cam footage posted online is from the time this officer arrived at the scene. He asked security where the dog was, and they showed the poor panting Husky, now lying in the car again (with the door open).
A casino employee said the dog was having difficulty breathing and drooling when they approached him. Thick saliva and panting is signs of heatstroke.
Panting is a way for dogs to cool themselves down, but this dog kept his mouth shut. Luckily, you can see in the video his saviors provided him with the water he desperately needed.
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It is truly remarkable that the dog survived this incident. The amazing thing is how little its owner seems to care. When the man returned to his car, he was arrested and handcuffed on the spot. In the video you can hear the arrest warrant saying:
“You will go to jail for a felony of intentionally endangering animals. Do you realize how hot it is outside? You turned off the car, opened the windows, and you put duct tape around your dog’s mouth.”
Police later identified the man as Raul Carbajal, 50, from Corona Del Mar in Southern California. For up-to-date information on charges, check the police department Facebook page.
Here is the full body camera video:
WHAT NOT TO DO AT VEGAS:
On July 20th we received a call from security from a hotel & casino at 3600 S. Las Vegas Blvd. (The high temperature that day was 113)
Security found a puppy inside a locked car on the top floor of the garage with its mouth taped at around 3pm pic.twitter.com/kmZJ9CcQyU
– LVMPD (@LVMPD) July 28, 2022
Heat stroke in dogs
Since dogs cannot regulate their body temperature as easily as humans, they are more susceptible to heatstroke. Dogs with heatstroke can lose consciousness and even organ failure.
Heatstroke can begin to occur when the dog’s temperature reaches 105 degrees. On a hot July day, that can take a few minutes for a dog in a closed car.
The Husky was okay, thanks to the quick action of security and police. However, he will need help to recover for a short time.
On July 28, police posted an update on the dog, saying:
“We just received an update and the 3-month-old Husky puppy is still in animal control and receiving medical treatment for this July 20 incident.”
However, there could be a much worse ending to this story. DON’T LEAVE YOUR DOG IN THE CAR.
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