Dogs rescued from car parked in downtown Cleveland parking lot; Dogs taken to Cleveland Kennel

CLEVELAND - Two dogs rescued from a car parked downtown early Thursday morning have been returned to their owners.

Two dogs were located inside a car near the Reserve Square parking garage on East 12 th Street.

City of Cleveland Chief Animal Control Officer John Baird greeted the owners when they arrived at the Cleveland Kennel requesting their dogs.

The owners claim they were traveling back to California and arrived in the parking garage about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. The owners told officials the dogs were left in the vehicle and checked on and walked periodically throughout the day. The owners also claim they notified the parking lot security about the situation.

A kennel employee said Thursday it appeared the dogs had been inside the car for some time.

Baird said he advised the owners on the dangers of leaving dogs inside a motor vehicle and told them the next time the city would not be so accommodating.

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