A police department in Mobile, Alabama, confirmed the death of their community relations dog, Mason.
Sgt. Jason Woodruff, of the Gulf Shores Police Department, said Mason was not used for enforcement purposes.
According to an official release by the department, On Thursday, June 18, while transitioning between duties, Mason’s handler, Corporal Josh Coleman, forgot that Mason was still in the back seat of his patrol car. “On discovering Mason’s absence Cpl. Coleman located him in the vehicle.”
Woodruff said the canine, who was in serious distress when located, was rushed to a local veterinarian’s office where treatment began. He was later was then taken to an advanced facility in Pensacola following the veterinarian’s advice.
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