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Several animals found dead inside truck in northwest Las Vegas

Updated June 12, 2024 - 7:11 pm

Several animals were found dead inside a U-Haul truck in the northwest Las Vegas Valley as temperatures reached 108 degrees Tuesday afternoon.

Police officers responded to the 3100 block of North Tenaya Way near West Cheyenne Avenue about 3 p.m., to a report of an unattended animal in distress inside a vehicle, according to a Metropolitan Police Department email.

Upon investigation, officers found several deceased animals, police said.

One person was taken into custody, police said.

The investigation is being led by Metro’s Animals Cruelty Section.

An excessive heat warning runs through Wednesday evening.

Last week, four puppies were rescued from a bucket left outside on a Las Vegas sidewalk. The dogs are improving, The Animal Foundation said Tuesday.

Contact Marvin Clemons at mclemons@reviewjournal.com.

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