SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. (AP) — A Sedro-Woolley woman was arrested after she allegedly left her family’s dog on a balcony without water or shade during dangerous high temperatures, resulting in the dog’s death.
The woman was charged with first-degree animal cruelty and released on her own recognizance.
A police animal control officer responded to calls from concerned neighbors and found the 5-year-old dog named Enzo in “severe distress.”
He displayed symptoms including seizing and foaming at the mouth.
The officer took life-saving measures, moving the dog inside and trying to cool him down, but Enzo died.