A Chihuahua and Gray Cat Get Rescued, Vet Care

FRIDAY, JULY 7, 2017 – A city of Fontana officer rescued two animals from an extremely hot car on Thursday.

Both pets – a black-and-tan Chihuahua and a gray, domestic short-haired cat – were rushed by the officer to a veterinary clinic. They both had elevated temperatures, but the veterinary team members provided the pair with treatment and they recovered.

Fontana animal control officer Evelyn Valverde responded to a location on Valley Boulevard on Thursday afternoon shortly before 4 p.m. When she arrived, she discovered the two pets inside a car. Temperatures inside the car registered at about 123 degrees. She used a tool to unlock the door to retrieve the pets.

She got the animals out and transported them immediately to a local clinic. The two animals recovered and Officer Valverde brought the pets to the Western Riverside County/City Animal Shelter in Jurupa Valley this morning (Friday, July 7).

Later today, the presumed owners of the pets responded to the card left on the car by the officer. A couple told the officer that they are homeless and cannot care for the pets. The couple surrendered ownership of the pets. The cat, a 2-month-old female named Camellia, was with them for about two months. The dog was given to the pair by a friend about one month ago. It did not have a name. Its age was estimated at 1 year.

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