Husky rescued from 113-degree car now living her best life with new family

Every year, we hear numerous reports of dogs being left in hot cars.Heat stroke can be fatal in dogs, but many owners continue to leave them in hot, closed vehicles, causing distress and even death.One of the most shocking cases occurred last summer, when a husky dog was discovered in a hot car outside a Las Vegas casino with her mouth taped shut.

But, thankfully, the dog survived the ordeal, and she’s now living her best life months later.On July 20, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department responded to a report of a 3-month-old husky puppy left locked in an SUV in the Bellagio casino parking lot.

The poor dog’s mouth had been taped shut, and temperatures had reached 113 degrees.Leaving a dog in a car in any weather can be stressful, so imagine how terrifying it must have been for the husky in such extreme heat — her life was in grave danger.According to police, the dog had been in there for two hours while the owner was inside gambling, with no air conditioning, food, or water.The dog was successfully extracted from the car’s sunroof by the LVMPD.The dog was discovered salivating and unable to breathe, according to bodycam footage shared by the department.

Raul Carbajal, 50, the owner, was arrested for willful and malicious animal torture.While the case was shocking, the poor animal’s life quickly improved.The Las Vegas-based rescue The Animal Foundation announced that the husky, now named Duchess, had been adopted just weeks after she was rescued!

The shelter recently shared another update, revealing that Duchess has been living her best life since her rescue.”She has a wonderful family who adores her,” wrote Animal Foundation.”She sneaks into the kids’ beds and enjoys socializing with her new fur siblings.”Duchess’ previous owner was cruel and neglectful to her, but things couldn’t be more different with her new family.Duchess has toured the country, visiting Nevada, California, and Arizona.

And after being rescued from that scorching hot car, Duchess loves the cold: they say she never misses a chance to play in the snow.