Officers will cite or arrest people who leave pets in hot cars

Taft Police issued a citation to a man who left his dog in a locked vehicle on Center Street early Saturday afternoon.

Sgt. Corey Beilby said dog was locked in just briefly and appeared in good shape, and there were some extenuating circumstances, or more serious action would have been taken.

The incident was reported to police by a passer-by.

He said officers will be citing or arresting people who leave animals looked in cars in the heat.