Joseph Regis Jr. left his dog Elisha in a hot car for 7 hours where she died in 130 degree heat
BELMONT, Calif. — An 8-year-old German shepherd died after its owner left it in a truck for at least seven hours in high temperatures in a Belmont motel parking lot Monday, according to police.Officers responded to a call reporting a dog in distress shut inside a parked truck in the 1100 block of Shoreway Road around 10:30 a.m. Monday, according to Belmont police Capt. Patrick Halleran.
Officers found the dog, named Elisha, unresponsive in the cab of a black 2011 Toyota pickup truck, Halleran said. The windows were rolled up and no water was available, he said.Police tried to cool the dog down with water and ice from the motel, but were unable to revive it, according to Halleran.