Owner Relinquishes Dogs Left Inside Boiling Hot Car, Now Available for Adoption

Animal control officers estimate the car's interior was more than 130 degrees when the dogs were rescued.

Photo courtesy: Riverside County Department of Animal Services.
Photo courtesy: Riverside County Department of Animal Services.
The following is a news release from the Riverside County Department of Animal Services: 

The owner of two dogs left inside a hot car on Monday afternoon in Indio relinquished the dogs to Riverside County Animal Services.

The two terriers, a female with a fluffy white coat and the other, a male, with a shorter, curly, black coat, are now immediately available for adoption. Simba is the female and Scar is the male.

The unaltered, 9-month-old dogs are being cared for at the Coachella Valley Animal Campus in Thousand Palms. The dogs’ adoptions fees are $105 each, which includes their spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations and microchips.

Riverside County Animal Services wants prospective adopters to understand that the dogs should be adopted as a package deal to keep them together. Shelter employees reserve the right to screen potential adopters.

Dog licenses will also be required if the adopter lives within Riverside County Animal Services’ jurisdiction. Dog licenses for altered dogs are $16 in county areas.

On Monday afternoon, we put out a news alert about the dogs being left inside a car outside a court building in Indio. The owner of the dogs was cited and the relinquishment of the dogs does not void that infraction. 


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