Hiker's dog dies from heat exhaustion on Arizona trail

- Sheriff's deputies say a hiker's dog died from heat exhaustion on a trail in Pinal County on Tuesday afternoon.

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office says the dog, a Pit Bull Terrier, became distressed and could no longer walk while on Peralta Trail in 107 degree heat.

The hiker called the sheriff's office when the dog could no longer walk, but the dog died before first responders could reach it on the trail.

PCSO released the following statement on their Facebook page:

"This is a tragic reminder that our K9 companions can't handle the heat as well as humans and they can't tell us when it's too hot for them."

A few weeks ago, a measure was passed that bans pets from Phoenix trails during extreme heat.

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