NAPLES, Fla.- On Friday at nearly 3 p.m., officers were dispatched to 1900 9th St. N in Naples in reference to a dog locked in an unattended vehicle without air conditioning.
Upon arrival, the officer observed a caged white dog locked in a black Toyota Yaris bearing FL tag. The windows to the vehicle where rolled up and the engine was off.
Due to the extreme heat, the officer was unable to determine how long the vehicle had been parked. Rescuers arrived and freed the dog.
The dog was delivered it to the police and Collier Animal Services were contacted with a request to take custody of the dog.
At approximately 3 p.m. the owner of the dog and vehicle, Isnite Boileau, contacted NPD regarding the whereabouts of her dog. Officers explained to Boileau that she would be issued a Notice to Appear for violating the State's animal cruelty law. Boileau said she didn't believe she was gone very long and that she called about ten minutes after leaving her car. Officer Little explained she may have felt like very little time had passed, but in fact there was an hour between the reporter calling and Boileau's call.
According to NPD phone and dispatch records the dog was inside the vehicle for at least 21 minutes. At that time of day the temperature outside was 92 degrees and the vehicle was parked in direct sunlight.