WATCH: Video shows Las Vegas police rescuing dog stuck in hot car with taped mouth, owner arrested

WATCH: Video shows Las Vegas police rescuing dog stuck in hot car with taped mouth, owner arrested

Raul Carbajal has been detained by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for leaving his two-month-old Siberian Husky dog locked in the vehicle.

The incident took place at the Bellagio, one of Las Vegas’s most well-known casinos. Security at the casino came to the puppy’s aid after receiving a tip from a bystander.

They had to smash through the car’s sunroof to get to the puppy after discovering it on security cameras.

The puppy’s mouth was taped shut to prevent any barking, and the temperature inside the car—which was left in the sun on an already hot day—was reported to be close to 108 degrees Fahrenheit.

The automobile had no air conditioning, all of the windows were shut, and neither food nor water were provided.

Raul Carbajal left his dog in car while he gambled at a Las Vegas casino

Raul Carbajal left his dog in car while he gambled at a Las Vegas casino

Las Vegas police charge the accused with animal cruelty

Animal cruelty charges have been brought against Carbajal after his arrest on Friday at 3:20 pm in the casino’s parking lot. The bodycam video of his arrest has gone viral online.

The dog was left in the car for over an hour, according to the police. In the trending video, an officer is seen asking Carbajal over the same.

According to local media, the dog was taken to a hospital for medical attention and recovered from the incident. Through a representative, MGM Resorts, which owns the Bellagio where the event took place, also released the following statement:

In several US jurisdictions, it is against the law to leave your dog locked in a car. Nevada has rules that make it against the law to leave pets alone in cars on risky occasions, like a hot day, much like California does.

Additionally, there are some recommendations in this area from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Nevada law permits authorities to use all appropriate force required to save animals trapped in unsafe settings, such as hot cars.

California takes a step further and gives anyone the freedom to save these animals, and they are shielded from any legal repercussions for doing so.

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