a unit dog K-9 Police Force of Houston, Texas, Died from heat during closed patrol He was there for hours. Authorities have reported that the vehicle the animal was in malfunctioned causing the air conditioner to stop working and they are already investigating the case.
we lost a family member K-9 in a tragic accident. arrive4 years old, but had a year and a half of police service, died of exhaustion,” the police statement read.
in accordance with weather chanelthe temperature at houston The afternoon the dog died, the temperature was as high as 35 degrees.However, it is common practice to keep dogs on patrol during the day Texas.
However, what led to the dog’s death was an unexpected failure of the patrol’s electrical system when the engine was turned off. The sun shone in the car with the windows closed, making the air in the car suffocate.
“The Caretaker arrive Leaving him in his police car with the engine and A/C running is a necessary and common practice when being a police officer K-9 It was not needed at the event,” police explained.
Presumably, each official vehicle assigned to the unit K-9 It has an emergency system that kicks in when it detects that the engine has stopped to avoid such tragedies.Unfortunately, on his patrol arrive The mechanism was never activated.
One hypothesis is that the patrol is out of gas, but it could also be an electrical failure (low battery or blown fuse). However, more information is needed to determine why the safety system failed.
“When the guardian arrive Upon returning to the unit the dog was found in distress and was immediately taken to a veterinary clinic, but it succumbed to the heat,” lamented the authorities.
Finally, the tragic incident shocked the police dogs from all units. K-9 They form special bonds with their caregivers.
“When the engine is off, the police car alerts the ranger: the horn goes off, the fan starts, the windows roll down. In this case, that didn’t happen. The police department will investigate the tragedy to determine what went wrong and prevent it from spreading. Repeat in the future ,” the statement admitted.