Salina — Salina officials say one of the department's dogs died because of the extreme heat.
The department said in a news release Wednesday that the dog's trainer found it dead July 19. The dog was in a kennel designed to protect it from the weather and had access to water.
A necropsy performed on the dog confirmed its death was heat related.
City manager Jason Gage says the dog was young and healthy and investigators are trying to find a factor that might have contributed to the death.
The Salina Journal reports that the department has three dogs but police did not release the name of the one that died.