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Woman Charged With Leaving Her Dog In A Hot Car

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SCRAPS Press Release:

Today, Candace Bundrock-Brando age 56 was charged for violations of R.C.W. 16.52.080, confinement in an unsafe manner for leaving her dog locked in her vehicle while she went shopping in the Spokane Valley. SCRAPS Field Operations Manger Nicole Montano responded to a call for help from customers regarding a dog left in a vehicle unattended.

Upon arrival, Montano noticed that the driver side and passenger side windows were cracked about two inches.

The outside air temperature at the time was 85 degrees. The temperature inside the vehicle ranged from 109 degrees to 117 degrees. The small white dog named Gracie was panting excessively, a sign of heat stress.

Montano was able to get the driver side door unlocked and remove the dog. She put the dog inside her air-conditioned vehicle and offered her water. The dog was taken to the SCRAPS animal shelter for safe keeping until the owner was located.

Confinement in an unsafe manner is criminal misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail and up to a $1,000 fine.

SCRAPS Director Nancy Hill wants to remind the public to "never leave your pet unattended in a parked car for any period of time during warm weather. Warm weather can literally be a killer for a dog left inside a car. If you see a pet left in a vehicle during warm weather please contact SCRAPS immediately."

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