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Dog dies after being left in hot car in Phoenix

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Dog dies after being left in hot car in Phoenix

By Ina Ronquillo. CREATED Jun 2, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - Police in Phoenix say they're investigating a case of animal cruelty involving the death of a dog.
   
They say a 1-year-old pit bull mix was locked in an SUV outside a Phoenix mall during excessive-heat conditions Monday afternoon.
   
Officers were called to Christown Spectrum Mall about 3:30 p.m. about a dog locked in a vehicle.
   
A mall parking lot security guard had alerted police to the situation.
   
Police say the dog later died of its injuries.
   
Officers located the owners of the dog, but no arrests have been made.
   
Police say an animal cruelty report is being submitted for review.

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Ina Ronquillo

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Ina is a Southern Arizona native. She graduated from Nogales High School and then received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona with a double major in Media Arts and Communication.