A California police department is calling the death of an off-duty K-9 left alone in a hot car a “tragic accident.”
The Long Beach Police Department officer who worked with Ozzy found the dog dead ten days ago in the middle of the afternoon. AccuWeather reports the high that day in Long Beach was 89 degrees.
“A veterinarian examination of Ozzy and the preliminary results determined the cause of death to be heat-related,” police said in a news release Friday.
“Once this review is complete, the department will assess this tragic accident and ensure it does not happen again,” the news release said.