Updated: 3 days ago
- Kentucky, USA -
On Wednesday, June 22, Louisville Metro police were called to the 6600 block of Hunter Creek Boulevard, near Louisville's Pleasure Ridge Park neighborhood, about two dogs left alone, locked in a hot vehicle.
Responding officers located the vehicle and broke out a back window to take the dogs out. One furbaby was found lifeless and the other one appeared to be in distress.
At the time, the National Weather Service reported the temperature at 93 degrees.
While officers were on the scene, the owner of the vehicle, 21-years-old KYLE JAY COBB (pictured) came out and was questioned about the dogs. COBB told police he was visiting friends, had arrived at about 3:30 in the morning and had been there ever since. Police were called about the dogs around 11:00 a.m.
Reporter David Ochoa with WAVE talked to the neighbor who called the police and learned that the neighbor first saw COBB’s car parked by his house around 9:00 a.m. but the dogs were not seen until two hours later by the neighbor’s grandmother.
The neighbor then waved down an off-duty Shively police officer who lives down the street.
The officer tried breaking the window with a hammer but the attempt was unsuccessful.
WDRB reports that Louisville Metro Animal Services were called in and they took the live dog to be checked out. Teeya Barnes, a spokeswoman from LMAS, said the furbaby passed away while he/she was being taken to the agency.
COBB was arrested and charged with one count of animal cruelty 2nd degree but following the death of the second dog, police said he may face an additional charge.
Online records show COBB is currently being held in Louisville Metro Corrections.
According to court records, COBB’s arraignment is scheduled for Thursday, June 23, 2022, at 9:00 a.m.
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