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Dog locked in car suffers heat stroke 
Authorities say around 12:30 Tuesday afternoon a two-year-old schnauzer was found locked in a car with the windows both shut tight.
      Authorities say the dog, Suzie Q, had been locked in the car about an hour and a half with temperatures near 90 when it was discovered. Mall security made several attempts to reach the owner. After there was no success, animal control officers asked Sioux City police to break the car’s window to release the dog. Mall security helped water the dog down, and she was taken to the Morningside veterinary hospital, where veterinarians said the dog’s temperature was above 106, well over the normal temp of 102. Suzie Q was diagnosed with heat stroke. According to  animal control officer Chad Brown, “Animals generally, especially dogs and cats, they don’t sweat, the temperature  rises, the heat’s got to go somewhere, so therefore the dog goes into shock. 
     The vet will be watching the dog for the next day for renal failure, brain swelling, or abnormal bleeding, but as for now, Suzie Q is in fair condition. The dog’s owner returned  to the car 45 minutes after the dog was taken to the  hospital. Police are charging Lori Jensen of Emerson, Nebraska with animal neglect-intentional, a serious misdemeanor. Animal control is also charging Jensen with failure to display license tags and animal cruelty, which are simple misdemeanors.
       If the dog survives, animal control will take possession of her until after Jensen appears in court for the charges. Then, animal control authorities say they plan to ask for a  disposition hearing and let a judge decide if Jensen should  be allowed to keep her dog.

‘Animals generally,  especially dogs and cats, they don't sweat, the temperature rises,  the heat's got to go somewhere, so therefore the dog
goes into shock’  —Chad Brown- Animal Control
by:  Donna Walker – SIOUX CITY, IA