Dogs rescued from hot car at 72nd and Ames

Owner cited for incident
Posted at 6:23 PM, Jul 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-05 19:36:38-04

After a cool weekend, the summer heat has returned to the Omaha area in a stuffy, uncomfortable way.

The blistering heat left two dogs in danger late Tuesday morning.

Omaha Police were called to the Home Depot at 72nd and Ames around 11:00 am. after someone spotted the dogs inside. 

When officers saw two small dogs trapped in the car, they called in the humane society for help.

A humane society officer told KMTV that the pups were getting worse as each minute passed.

However, the owner came out just before police had to break a car window to free the dogs.

Officer gave her a citation. 

She was allowed to take the dogs home.