Investigation underway in Jamaica Plain after dog dies in hot car

BOSTON (WHDH) - Officials confirm a dog has died after the animal was left inside a hot car in Jamaica Plain.

Police said they received a 911 call at around 4 p.m. reporting the dog inside the car on Burroughs Street. Upon arrival, officials said they found a “young-looking” male pit bull inside the hot car, where one window may have been opened a crack. Officials believe the dog may have been left in the car for at least three hours.

Officials said the dog appeared very stressed and his eyes were rolling back in his head. The dog was immediately taken to a medical center but died shortly afterwards.

Amanda Kennedy of Animal Care Inspectional Services said the dog’s temperature at the medical center was 109.7 degrees, which she said was as high as the thermometer would go — so the dog’s temperature may have actually been much higher.

Boston Police said they have identified a suspect and animal control said this is grounds for animal cruelty charges. Once a necropsy is performed to determine the official cause of death, charges could be filed.

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