Myrtle Beach officer issues citation when dog in distress taken from car

tgarvin@thesunnews.comSeptember 3, 2013 

— A city police officer possibly saved the life of a dog left in a car Sunday at a beach parking lot.

The officer responded to a complaint of a dog locked in a car at 708 N. Ocean Blvd. and found a female pit bull panting heavily and with “syrupy” like drool.

The temperature outside was 86 degrees, the heat index 96 degrees and the temperature inside the car was 101 degrees. The officer placed the animal in his air-conditioned car until the owners arrived.

James Anthony Peebles, 37, of Charlotte, N.C., was advised of the dangers of leaving animals in locked cars and issued a citation. The dog was returned after the bond was paid.

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