Police look for man who locked dogs in a hot car

Police look for man who locked dogs in a hot car

The Medford Police Department needs your help catching a man that left his dogs in a hot, locked vehicle.

The incident took place on June 10th at the Walmart in South Medford. The suspect got away with his two dogs before the police arrived.

“At one point, some employees from Walmart took the dogs out of the car and put them into the shade and provided them water.” Said Lt. Darrell Graham.

The suspect is a white male ranging from 20 to 30 years old with blonde shoulder length hair.

With the rising temperatures, the police want to remind motorists why it is dangerous to leave your dog in the car, even if it Is only for a minute.

“We have sweat glands... we have pores and dogs regulate their temperature through their mouth and through their pads so it's not as easy for them to adjust to the extreme temperatures as it is for us. I caution you... don't leave your dog in a hot locked car over the summer" Graham said.

Police are hoping that this can raise awareness, and if people need to be out and about on a hot day, they will leave their pets at home.

“We’ll get repeated calls about this over the summer. And every once in a while, a dog has to be rescued from a hot car, and we don’t like to see the dog suffer,” Graham said.

If you have any information regarding this subject TEXT, Crime Stoppers of Southern Oregon at 1-800-850-0580 and refer to case number KTVL 052119.

Depending on the case and the information provided, Crime Stoppers will pay a reward up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and filing of charges. Callers can remain anonymous. The reward is sponsored by Rogue Credit Union.

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