According to a story published Tuesday at WSBTV News, Jerry Lee Mason was travelling between Savannah, Ga. and Kentucky in a U-haul truck. At some point during his trek, he claims that his dog, a cocker spaniel mix, became "unruly."
Mason decided to place the dog in the back of the un-ventilated moving truck and continue his travels. Tragically, high temperatures in the area made the truck a virtual oven on wheels.
By the time that law enforcement was aware of the situation, Mason claims that the dog had been in the back for approximately one hour - enough time to cause irreversible damage.
The overheated dog was transported to a veterinarian for treatment, however, it was too late and the dog died during the night.
Mason was arrested on misdemeanor animal cruelty charges. He quickly posted bond and was released from jail.
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