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Second Dog in Two Weeks Locked Inside Vehicle at Weeki Wachee Springs

WEEKI WACHEE – Another dog left inside a vehicle at Weeki Wachee Springs prompts a call to law enforcement, but this time the owners left without facing the consequences.

Around 11:00 a.m. today, Park Officials were alerted to a locked vehicle that was occupied by a small dog. A Life Guard stood by and monitored the interior temperature while waiting for law enforcement to arrive on scene. About 20 minutes after the initial report, the owners walked up to the vehicle and prepared to leave.

The owners say they were traveling from Louisiana and did know Florida law prohibits leaving animals alone in a car. I asked one of the women if they did this very often and she said “No, that’s why we left a bowl of water in the car… We thought that would be okay.”

The owners left the park before law enforcement arrived on scene.

A similar incident occurred less than two weeks ago at Weeki Wachee Springs, but the dog’s owner in that case was issued a $500 fine.

RELATED ARTICLE: Woman Rescues Dog Left In Car At Weeki Wachee Springs, Owner Fined $500

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  • Leave your pets at home ASSCLOWNS!!!!

    Saturday, 7 July 2018, 8:00 pm
  • To Just Talking, these “ladies” were from Louisiana not Alabama. And they DID KNOW it was illegal and still left the dog. Would like to thank the sheriff’s office for their “quick response time”!!! Only kidding about that but just think how safe we will all be now that they have taken over. REALLY THINK ABOUT IT.

    Friday, 6 July 2018, 9:49 pm
  • Saying you didn’t know the Florida laws is an utterly ridiculous thing to say!!!!!! Anyone with common sense could figure out that it gets extremely hot in the vehicle, especially coming from Alabama. It’s extremely hot in summer there, too. I’ve come to a point in my life that I just can’t tolerate blatant liars and stupidity!!
    As for HCSO, they don’t want to be bothered with the paperwork!

    Friday, 6 July 2018, 8:18 pm
  • Simple answer animal or child left unattended..break window start a go fund me page for legal expenses…

    Friday, 6 July 2018, 8:05 am
  • And you sound just like a good ol’ fashioned north of the border racist. Proud of yourself?

    Friday, 6 July 2018, 12:46 am
  • Little animals are at the mercy of there “people”. Me personally,I care more for most animals than I do for people.we can come and go as we please and make our own decisions regarding our wants and needs.30 days county 1st offense.90 days second offense 1129 third offense. It looks harsh but that would definitely make almost anyone think twice about leaving their pets in a hot car asbif they were expendable and didn’t matter.aling with a generous reward to those who report this crime or who break a window to “save a pet” with no 1uestions asked.i bet we would rarely read of incidents like these.

    Friday, 6 July 2018, 12:38 am
  • Is that a guy or a girl?

    Thursday, 5 July 2018, 9:01 pm
  • Good Idea!

    Thursday, 5 July 2018, 7:25 pm
  • In the time it took the owner or a deputy to respond it is a miracle the dog is still alive. Thank you to a compassionate lifeguard!

    Thursday, 5 July 2018, 6:09 pm
  • Call I.C.E.

    Thursday, 5 July 2018, 3:47 pm
  • Would this be a good time to say, ‘Gee, I wonder if HCSO wasn’t doing Brooksville Police business would they have gotten there before they left’???
    Just a thought.

    Thursday, 5 July 2018, 2:26 pm
  • Perhaps the park can put up a sign that staff will break a window in any vehicle that has a live animal left in it, per Florida law. Might make morons think twice before leaving a living, breathing animal in a hot car.

    Thursday, 5 July 2018, 2:13 pm
  • B.T.W.

    Thursday, 5 July 2018, 2:07 pm
  • some of mine don’t show either.

    Thursday, 5 July 2018, 2:06 pm
    • My comment was sent right after this incident and it is NOT showing up either.

      Thursday, 5 July 2018, 4:53 pm
    • I just checked again and my earlier comments have shown up now ???

      Thursday, 5 July 2018, 4:55 pm
  • Why do my posts don’t come up

    Thursday, 5 July 2018, 1:37 pm
  • 20 minutes and Know sheriff good response time

    Thursday, 5 July 2018, 1:35 pm
  • WHEN WILL IT END????………:'(

    Thursday, 5 July 2018, 1:18 pm
  • Looks like some south of the border invaders.

    Thursday, 5 July 2018, 12:59 pm
  • They DID know it was against the law? Glad they had time to visit the gift shop…

    Thursday, 5 July 2018, 12:54 pm
  • some people are just too stupid and shouldn’t own pets

    Thursday, 5 July 2018, 12:40 pm
  • How can people possibly be this stupid? And they walk among us. Put a fur coat on them and put them inside that car and see how they feel. No common sense in pet ownership!

    Thursday, 5 July 2018, 12:27 pm
  • If i was there i would not have waited in 10 min. the inside temp can reach 110 i would have broken the window out not waited like the life guard did

    Thursday, 5 July 2018, 12:26 pm
  • I hope someone got the tag number and gave it to LEO. And, if someone isn’t bright enough to realize heat kills, they shouldn’t own an animal, nor have a child. Pure ignorance.

    Thursday, 5 July 2018, 12:11 pm
  • Despicable POS. ” Didn’t know the law in Fla” ??????????? Really ????????? What planet are you from… Lock this bimbo in a heated car ” with a bowl of water”… God will catch up to you A$$hat…

    Thursday, 5 July 2018, 12:10 pm
    • Lady, the third paragraph first sentence says “they DID know” that’s why they left a bowl of water in the car, they thought that would be alright. They DID KNOW and still did it!!!! They need to stay up north or board the pets if they travel.

      Thursday, 5 July 2018, 12:51 pm
    • My apologies they need to stay in Louisiana or board the animals when traveling. By the way BLESS THAT LIFEGUARD WHO STAYED AND MONITORED THE TEMPERATURE.

      Thursday, 5 July 2018, 12:54 pm

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