How often do we hear police tell us not to leave animals in the car especially when it’s a hot day.
Well one Des Moines, Iowa, officer should practice what he preaches.
Officer Brian Mathis left his K9 partner Harley in the patrol car when it was 96 degrees outside.
Harley died as a result and now Mathis has been given a three day suspension and won’t be able to have another police dog.
But animal rights activists are howling saying the officer should be in the dog house a lot longer.
They’re barking up the wrong tree.
The department says Mathis has taken full responsibility for his actions and his punishment is enough after a month long investigation.