Colorado police have claimed a dog who was rescued from a sweltering 123 degree car is suffering from neurological issues.
FOX31 Denver reported officers attended the scene at a Walmart car park after after receiving an animal cruelty call.
The pup was found panting in the backseat of a car with the window slightly open.
Responding Lakeside Police Officer, Dave Kornowski, said: “The dog couldn’t even bark it was panting so heavy.
“If you love your animal you wouldn’t leave it in the hot car like that”
“The mouth was dry, he’s lethargic. He couldn’t even control himself.”
Officer Kornowski broke a window on the vehicle and took a video of the dog squirming on the floor of car with its tongue hanging out.
He said: “If you love your animal you wouldn’t leave it in the hot car like that.”
Jefferson County Animal Control and Koronowski rushed little Pedro to Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital where he remained in intensive care.
Fox News reports the dog appears to be suffering neurological issues as a result of being left in the car for too long.
It has also been reported the dog’s owner was upset his window was broken, and claimed his car wasn’t running before driving off.
Police followed the unidentified man and later arrested him at a gas station on the other side of the parking lot.
It is unclear whether he is facing charges.