Dog dies after being left out in scorching heat

Dog dies after being left out in scorching heat

OLMSTED FALLS, OH (WOIO) - An Olmsted Falls man charged with animal cruelty after his dog died from being left out in Saturday's near record-setting heat.

Concerned neighbors noticed the dog was outside, and contacted police.

Police checked on the dog three times, and according to the police report, there was shade and water available for the dog.

Temperatures reached 98 degrees on Saturday, with a heat index of 110.

When the police responded to the home for the third time, the officer tried to cool the animal down with a hose. The homeowner, Ronald Chapman, helped the officer.

The dog died while they were trying to cool it down.

Chapman said he didn't know the dog was outside, and claims his son let the dog out in the morning.

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