SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (KSAZ) - A dog is dead, following a hike that ended with three people in heat distress Wednesday.
According to a statement released by Scottsdale Fire Department, crews responded to a report of three hikers and a dog missing on Lost Dog Trail at approximately 12:11 p.m. on Wednesday. When Scottsdale Technical Rescue Team made contact with the hikers, they found all three in heat distress, and the dog had passed away.
No firefighters are injured, according to Scottsdale Fire. Contrary to earlier reports, charges against the late dog's owner are pending.
Correction to my last tweet...animal cruelty charges for the owner of the dog who died while hiking are PENDING. #fox10phoenix— Danielle FOX10 (@Fox10Danielle) July 12, 2017