Two Terriers Immediately Available for Adoption
TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014 â€“ The owner of two dogs left inside a hot car on Monday afternoon in Indio relinquished the dogs to Riverside County Animal Services.
The two terriers, a female with a fluffy white coat and the other, a male, with a shorter, curly, black coat, are now immediately available for adoption. Simba is the female and Scar is the male.
The unaltered, 9-month-old dogs are being cared for at the Coachella Valley Animal Campus in Thousand Palms. The dogsâ€™ adoptions fees are $105 each, which includes their spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations and microchips. Riverside County Animal Services wants prospective adopters to understand that the dogs should be adopted as a package deal to keep them together. Shelter employees reserve the right to screen potential adopters.
Dog licenses will also be required if the adopter lives within Riverside County Animal Servicesâ€™ jurisdiction. Dog licenses for altered dogs are $16 in county areas.
On Monday afternoon, we put out a news alert about the dogs being left inside a car outside a court building in Indio. The owner of the dogs was cited and the relinquishment of the dogs does not void that infraction. That original alert is below:
Deputy Smashes Car Window; Animal Services Officer Takes Dog to Veterinary Hospital
MAY 19, 2014, INDIO â€“ A Riverside County sheriffâ€™s deputy smashed a carâ€™s window to allow Riverside County Animal
Services to retrieve two small dogs inside a car parked outside a county court building in Indio.
Animal control officers stood by as the window was broken and the officers rushed the two terrier mixes to a nearby veterinary hospital. The temperature inside the Smart car measured 134 degrees.
The dogsâ€™ conditions are uncertain at this time. Animal Control Officer Gerald Duchene said the dogs were offered water and they drank immediately. The incident happened at about 2:15 p.m. at the Larson Justice Center, 46-200 Oasis St. in Indio.
Temperatures in the Coachella Valley were nearing the triple-digit mark at the time of this incident. It is unlawful to leave an animal inside a vehicle unattended, motor vehicle under conditions that could endanger the health of an animal due to heat, or cold, or lack of adequate ventilation.
â€œAnyone in their right mind should know that you donâ€™t leave an animal in a car on a day like today,â€ Riverside County Animal Services Commander Rita Gutierrez said.