A 6-month-old puppy that had been left by its owner for about two hours in a hot car Saturday afternoon is recovering at Banfield Pet Hospital.
Workers at the hospital, which is inside the Petsmart store at Wilshire Plaza, said the puppy had suffered heatstroke, but by Sunday afternoon he was eating, drinking and doing well.
According to news reports, Kansas City police broke open a window of a car parked at a strip mall to rescue the puppy that at the time was in serious distress. Reports were that the young chihuahua was noticed by a passer-by who heard the dog whimpering inside the vehicle. All the car’s windows were rolled up.
Temperatures on Saturday ranged between 93 and 82 degrees from noon to 6 p.m.
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A hospital worker said the puppy would go to KC Pet Project later today and would be put up for adoption.