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Three Rottweilers Die in Hot Car in Oregon

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It doesn’t have to be 100-degrees outside for a car to be too hot for a dog to survive. The high temperature was only 81-degrees in Chiloquin, Oregon on Monday when three Rottweilers died of heat exhaustion in a hot car.

Their owner, a 65-year old woman whose name has not been released, parked her truck outside of a restaurant around 9:15am on Monday and went inside to make phone calls. Four hours later, Klamath County animal control received a call reporting three dogs dead, despite one passerby’s attempt to free and save them.

The dogs’ owner is facing three counts of first-degree animal abuse charges in the deaths of two males and one female Rottweiler, aged 1 to 5 years.

If charged and convicted, the woman could spend up to 90 days in jail and pay up to $18,750 in fines, animal control officer Gale McMahon explained to The Mail Tribune. She could also lose her right to own dogs for up to five years.

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54 Comments

54 Comments

  1. Avatar Of Marie

    Marie

    says:

    I hope all of you who have commented so vehemently also are pro-actively helping to stop real animal cruelty. Such as the millions of dogs killed in China for the leather & fur they provide, even puppies. Check out Petas undercover video of a dog slaughter house. They are skinning dogs alive! Beat them unconcious, rip skin & fur off whole, often while still alive. They throw the skin & fur in one pile and the dogs in another bloody pile.As the camera pans to the pile of bloody skinned dead dogs, a large shep/lab type head lifts up his bloody skinned face and stares beseechingly for help at the camera. Stop wearing leather from China! The leather is often made from dogs or horses and the fur is often dog fur! Donate time or money to stopping this! Koreans (So) eat dogs. They have meat markets with live dogs. The customer selects the dog and he is killed and prepared as they wait. Last time I saw a photo of the store front. I saw 2 sad yellow labs , shepherds as well as various mixbreeds sitting & laying in the storefront window! Fresh food on display! The labs obviously knew their fate as they looked petrified! Please put your $ where your mouth is if you do not already! Google ” Premarin mares & foals” Know where your meds come from!

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  3. Avatar Of Barbara P Turner

    Barbara P Turner

    says:

    [[ The dogs’ owner is facing three counts of first-degree animal abuse charges in the deaths of two males and one female Rottweiler, aged 1 to 5 years.

    If charged and convicted, the woman could spend up to 90 days in jail and pay up to $18,750 in fines, animal control officer Gale McMahon explained to The Mail Tribune. She could also lose her right to own dogs for up to five years.
    ]] ARE YOU FRICKING KIDDIN’ ME????!!!!! They OUGHT to put her butt AWAY in the hottest jail, leave her there and let her rot! SHE DIDN’T EVEN DESERVE THOSE BEAUTIFUL BABES! God Almighty! WHEN IS EVERYONE GONNA “GET IT” THAT YOU DO NOT DO THIS????!!!! STOP THINKING “WELL, MINE WILL BE OK!” NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO THEY WILL DIE! YOU STUPID MORONS OUT THERE HAVE GOT TO UNDERSTAND DO NOT DO THIS! KNOCK IT OFF!

  4. Avatar Of David

    David

    says:

    90 days and $18750 fines for killing her dogs. How about paying the fines and putting her in jail for 18750 days? I am tired of owners being stupid and killing their own dogs. She will never know how much her dogs suffered while she was having a good time. Of course, the old bat’s name is being held to protect her. She should never be allowed to touch a dog again!

  5. Avatar Of Sherry

    sherry

    says:

    oh my god what the frick is wrong with people.. so so sad. breaks my heart..damn it everyone knows how hot it gets in the car…wake up idiots

  6. Avatar Of Donna

    donna

    says:

    This person never should own another pet. She obviously doesn’t know how to care for one. There needs to be stricter laws for animal abuse, as this clearly was abuse.

  7. Avatar Of Michellec

    Michellec

    says:

    5 years not allowed to own a pet! She should NEVER own one again!!!

  8. Avatar Of Brittany

    Brittany

    says:

    God wouldn’t want her to die he would want us to forgive her!

  9. Avatar Of Lorelei

    Lorelei

    says:

    That’s the sickest thing I ever heard. Besides much tougher penalties, such people should never, ever own another animal.

  10. Avatar Of Cheryl

    CHERYL

    says:

    her punishment should be locking her ass in a hottt vehicle for 4 hours. she’s 65 anyway, who friggin cares. how can people be so god damn stupid. and 90 days in jail, are you kidding me… she killed 3 living things because of her stupidity. what a horrific death that must be. she should get at least 10 years in prison. why is it that animals dont matter. i would like to know. people kill and torture animals and get a slap on the hand… they should get a bullet to the head..

  11. Avatar Of Sandy

    Sandy

    says:

    Her punishment should be community service at local shelters. Not jail time. We the taxpayers would have to pay for her being so stupid. A big fat fine and many, many hours of cleaning cages and hosing down kennels. Besides being a tremendous help to the shelter workers, she might also have to witness the cruelness that some people such as herself bestow upon their animals. The shelters end up with so many of them. The ones that don’t die. I doubt that she would harm the animals in any way. She probably even dearly loved the ones she killed. She is just stupid. Sitting in a jail won’t fix that. Even forbiding her to have dogs means nothing. Who would enforce that? No one is going to kill her or make her sit in a 100 degree car. We are still a civilized people. Most of us anyway. Punish her is a way that makes sense.

  12. Avatar Of Georgiegirl

    georgiegirl

    says:

    She left them in her truck at 9:15am to make phone calls…..4 hours later they were dead. That’s a whole lot of phone calls, and only part of the story. Terrible.

    • Avatar Of Jmg

      JMG

      says:

      exactly what I was thinking…..4 hr worth of phone calls…..even if she ate lunch she shouldn’t have been there 4 hours!!! I have never been in a restaurant for 4 hours. I wish people were born with common sense….no one cares how long you go out or what you do….but leave your pets at home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Avatar Of Susan Transmeier

    susan transmeier

    says:

    It just amazing how STUPID some people really are. This person deserves the same treatment these poor animals had to endure.

  14. Avatar Of Grumpy Old Man

    Grumpy old man

    says:

    It’s just a pet. You people that are saying she should die for the mistake she made must be vegans too, either that or you’re hypocrites.

    • Avatar Of Chrissy

      Chrissy

      says:

      I don’t think she should die for this crime. However, yes, it is a crime. This was no mistake. Leaving dogs in a hot car for any amount of time is unexcusable, but 4 hours is simply ridiculous. 90 days is not nearly enough time to serve, and she should be banned from owning a dog for life. She has shown how little she cares for living things under her care, that alone should disallow her from ever being allowed to care for another living thing, for fear she would only repeat it again. I do think she deserves more time in jail however. Those dogs suffered an unbearable death, heat stroke is not a fast death, its a very slow, very painful one, one that this lady caused for 3 dogs. Imagine if it were you locked in a car, with no way out, and dying in this fashion. Yes they are dogs, but they are still living, breathing creatures that are helpless without our care for them. I am a strong believer that every living thing deserves respect and care. This was a crime of animal abuse and sadly animal abuse cases never get much of a punishment. 30-90 days typically, community service, fines, a mere slap on the hand if you ask me. And most of these people committing these acts resort to crimes of a more severe nature, like these mass shootings, or mass murders. The jail sentences need to be longer, the justice needs to be stricter in crimes against animals. People need to know they cannot get away with crimes like this with a slap on the hand. That is the only way it will stop.

    • Avatar Of Sue Sue says:

      “JUST A PET” ????? It’s a LIFE !!!

  15. Avatar Of Rhonda

    rhonda

    says:

    90 days is ridiculous. Those poor animals. I have 2 keys for my car. If I take my dogs out and have to stop to do something quick, they sit in the car, with it running and the air conditioner on. They r never left for more than 5 minutes.

    • Avatar Of Frances

      Frances

      says:

      Just be careful as compressors fail and you might end up blowing nothing but non cool air into the vehicle. Has happened to police dogs several times. The dogs died. Better on hot days to leave them at home or take them home first then do your stops.

  16. Avatar Of Judy

    Judy

    says:

    These kind of people not only should be put in jail but also forbidden to ever own another living thing for the rest of their lives. Someone this age should know better than to do something as stupid as that. I truly hope that she feels absolutely awful and suffers the mental torments of hell for the rest of her life. Does that sound cruel? Not NEARLY as cruel as what she did to those poor dogs who trusted their lives to her when they got in that truck. I’m sure she doesn’t want her name released because of fear of what people might do or say. I’m for letting the world know. I have a window breaker in my car and trust me, I’m ready to use it.

  17. Avatar Of Traci

    Traci

    says:

    Wtf. This lady needs to be locked up in a care untill she died. Unbelievable!

  18. Here’s a short video that will show you the dangers and how quickly things can become dangerous for a dog. youtube.com/watch?v=jS5V0tiK9pw

    • Avatar Of Frances

      Frances

      says:

      From what I have been told when they over heat in a car, their organs start to cook on the inside of their bodies and it is horrible death, that none of would wish on our animals.

  19. How totally ignorant this woman is and anyone who dares to leave their dogs (or any animal) in a car unattended. The person who said they leave their dog in the car for “only an hour” is just as ignorant. Give me a break.

    What does it take to educate people as to how quickly a dog suffers from the heat in the car? The heat rises within minutes, not hours.

    The fine and time for the owner who killed her three Rotties is way to small and short.

  20. Avatar Of Margaret Mc

    Margaret Mc

    says:

    The longest I leave my dog in the car on any given day is an hour…regardless of the weather. 3 large dogs in the truck, that’s simply irresponsible, inconsiderate and stupid. There is more to this story they aren’t sayin’. Who goes into a restaurant for 4 hours to make phone calls?

  21. Avatar Of Gina

    gina

    says:

    She should never be allowed to have pet again!!!

  22. Avatar Of Kitty

    Kitty

    says:

    4 hours??? Stupid selfish asshole owner.

  23. Avatar Of Marybeth

    Marybeth

    says:

    My girl Sadie loves her rides in the car, especially on errand day, but there have been many times where I turned around & had taken her back home to be in a cool place. Pet owners who are that thoughtless (stupid) SHOULD NOT OWN PETS. 90 days & a fine that most likely will be argued down by an atty is not a justified punishment for “taking a life” animal or not, a pet is still a LIFE.

    • Avatar Of Kimberly

      Kimberly

      says:

      I totally agree with you!! I take mi dozie on rides all the time
      But when it’s hot. We make sure there short rides windows
      Down an we always take cold water for him. We never leave him
      Alone an never have him out to long. I think ppl who do this should
      Get a more stern punishment also. Regardless if there elderly or not,
      Never leave ur animal in a hot car like that for hours. That’s just
      Ignorant.

  24. Avatar Of Margie

    Margie

    says:

    Shameful. Unnecessary. Poor dogs died a slow painful death.

  25. Avatar Of Leslie Lynch

    Leslie Lynch

    says:

    I want to kill these people. They should be sentenced to death by sitting in a hot car. If I leave my house and it is over 75° I leave the air conditioning on for my dog. 90 days in jail? What a joke. And the people who stood by and did nothing need to be punished as well.

    • Avatar Of Debbi

      DEBBI

      says:

      I TAKE MY MALTESE ALMOST EVERYWHERE I GO. IF I GO TO A DR OR FOOD STORE, I LEAVE HER HOME WITH THE AC ON AND SHE’S GOOD. BUT IF A STORE DON’T LET ME BRING HER IN, I DON’T GIVE THEM MY BUSINESS AND GO TO A SIMILAR STORE. THIS LADY HAS NO SENSE. THE PUNISHMENT DOESN’T FIT. GOD CREATED ANIMALS AS HE CREATED HUMANS. WHY IS SHE SO CRUEL. SHE WILL HAVE TO LIVE WITH THAT FOR THE REST OF HER LIFE…..

  26. Avatar Of Dm

    DM

    says:

    I have a Chinese Crested hairless and he can overheat in 40 degree weather. Why would someone leave a dog in a car at any point just for self gratification of the mall or eating out when obviously, the dog would be better off at home? I don’t understand it at all. Just saying…

  27. Avatar Of Sue Bergier Sue Bergier says:

    I run a rottweiler rescue and this is shameful and disgusting. Ninety dsys in jail…………are you kidding me. Need tougher laws in Oregon!

  28. Avatar Of Millie

    Millie

    says:

    Who in the world spends 4 hours making phone calls. Selfish Witch. She could have rolled all those windows down at least half way and those dogs couldn’t have gotten out. Poor babies 🙁 She is probably one of these people that could care less that she doesn’t have the responsibility of them now. I don’t even leave my dog outside for more then 15 minutes in the heat before I am checking to make sure she is ok every 5 minutes. Nothing anyone could do to her would be enough in my book. I believe her punishment is to do a lot of community service helping shelters clean up the dog poop in the pens. She should be forced to see a dog everyday.

  29. Avatar Of Carrie

    carrie

    says:

    more punishment shld be given

  30. Avatar Of Diana K

    Diana k

    says:

    That is why I carry a hammer in my car, better a broken window than 3 dead dogs.
    Shame on her.

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