The Park City police blotter, canine edition
The Park City Police Department recently handled a series of cases involving dogs, mostly reports of the pets not being on leashes.
But in at least two cases, the police received reports of dogs being left inside vehicles. The temperatures last week soared, creating a dangerous situation for dogs that are left inside of vehicles without the windows open.
In one of the cases, it appears the windows were open. The police said the case was reported on Sunday at 6:07 p.m. on the 1700 block of Park Avenue. The police were told two people left a dog in a vehicle while they went into a store. At least one window was rolled down, the police were told. An officer was unable to find the vehicle.
In the other case, reported at 1:25 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, the police received a report of a dog being locked inside a van for more than 15 minutes. The van was parked on Prospector Avenue. Public police logs did not provide details about whether the windows were open or closed.
The authorities and veterinarians warn against leaving dogs inside vehicles with the windows closed in the summer. The pets can overheat in the hot weather.
The police last week also received a series of complaints about dogs off leashes in different places inside Park City. A leash law is in effect in public places throughout Park City with the exception of the dog park at Quinn’s Junction, where people may bring their pets to frolic off their leashes.
The leash law is oftentimes ignored in Park City, with dogs especially being seen loose in neighborhoods like Old Town. Some dog owners, as an example, gather on the field outside the Park City Library and Education Center to play with their pets off leashes.
The cases included:
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