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.
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