Three Dogs Die After Heat Exposure Incident

OTTUMWA-On the afternoon of Sunday, July 9, 2017, the Ottumwa Police Department was notified of an incident which had occurred on Saturday, July 8th in the 100 Block of Church Street in Ottumwa. The incident involved four dogs which were locked in a vehicle and were suffering from heat exposure.  It was reported that two dogs were found deceased at the scene and a third dog was transported to a local veterinary clinic where it later died. The fourth dog survived.


The Ottumwa Police Department is currently conducting an investigation into the incident.  No charges have been filed at this time.