A dog succumbs to heat exhaustion while hiking with his owner.  spokesman Mark Clark with Pinal County Sheriff’s Office says a woman was hiking Peralta Trail when she noticed her dog could no longer walk.  She called for help realizing the dog was in serious distress.  A deputy found the woman and the dog within

minutes of the call, but it was too late.  The dog had died of heat exhaustion.  It was 107 degrees at the time of the dog’s death.  Clark says this unfortunate and tragic accident is a reminder that dogs cannot handle the heat.  Dogs struggle in extreme heat and are unable to tell their owners they are becoming sick.  The woman is not facing charges as it’s considered an accident, albeit “bad judgment.”

Kris Dugan