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Salina police dog dies from extreme heat

July 28, 2011

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— 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.

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