Heat stroke likely not the cause of police dog’s death

    Vets in Galloway Township, N.J., say the death of a police dog there doesn’t appear to be heat-related. Blaze, a 6-year-old German shepherd, died Wednesday after training indoors.

    The dog’s temperature indicates his death was caused by something other than heat stroke, as Action News reports, but that doesn’t appear to be the case for a K-9 in Pittsburgh.

    Six-year-old Chico died Saturday of heat stroke after his officer companion mistakenly left the dog in the patrol car for nearly four hours, as the Associated Press reports. The officer has been suspended without pay pending an investigation.

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