Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Pets
  3. Dogs

No charges against Department of Corrections officer who left K9 to die in car

See also

According to AZ Central News, an officer with the Arizona Department of Corrections, who left his canine partner in a hot car to die, will not be charged.

The canine, named "Ike," was left by Officer Jesse Dorantes for an extended period of time inside of a vehicle on April 9 at the Arizona State Prison Complex. Last week, County Attorney Bill Montgomery issued a statement indicating that Officer Dorantes would not be charged with animal cruelty because prosecutors determined that "there is no reasonable likelihood of conviction."

On the day that Ike was inside of the parked SUV, it was 98 degrees outside - the dog died from heat related issues, including cardiac, pulmonary and major organ failure. Officer Dorantes admitted that he had forgotten about the dog.

If you would like to continue receiving the latest animal related news, tips and advice, please click the "Subscribe" icon which is located near the top, left portion of this column. It is free and anonymous to sign up.

Follow the National Dog News Examiner on Facebook and Twitter!

I am human - if you see a typo, please let me know. Questions, comments or story ideas can be emailed to Eims1@live.com. Please note - due to the heavy volume of emails received, I am unable to respond to each and every request, but they are all appreciated!

Advertisement

Life

  • Randy Travis
    Randy Travis returns with 'Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am' in August
    Today's Buzz
  • Alternative medicine
    Alternative medicine: Remedies to make the bugs in your body go away for good
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Beach body
    Fitness: Earn your beach body badge with bootcamp classes
    Camera
    10 Photos
  • Back to school
    These 10 items are sure winners on your back-to-school shopping trip
    Camera
    12 Photos
  • Izabel Goulart
    Izabel Goulart walks the runway with Studio F at Colombia Moda
    Camera
    19 Photos
  • Ombre' technique
    Go for the gusto: What ombre' technique are you?
    Camera
    5 Photos