2 dogs die in hot car in Missouri while owner attends dog training lecture

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The owner left the dogs in the vehicle with the air conditioning running but her car ran out of gas

HIGH RIDGE, Mo. – Two dogs died in a hot car while the owner attended a lecture for aspiring dog trainers earlier this week in Missouri.

The owner left the dogs, a Labrador Retriever and a German Shepherd, in the vehicle with the air conditioning running Wednesday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

At some point while she attended the session at The Tom Rose School for professional dog trainers, the car apparently ran out of gas and the AC died amid 90-degree heat.

Tom Rose, the school’s owner, said the woman who owned the dogs found them dead when she returned to the car around 3 or 4 p.m.

“It was just a terrible accident,” Rose told the paper. “The owner of the dogs was incoherent. It’s a horrible thing and she was so upset.”

Rose said the police weren’t called and the deaths were “just a very unfortunate accident.”

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