Dog left in hot van by humane society dies in Florida

Miscommunication led to dog's death, organization says

News 6 at 6a
News 6 at 6a

MARION COUNTY, Fla. – The Marion County Humane Society has apologized after a dog died Friday when it was left in the agency's transport van for hours.

The organization's Facebook page says a miscommunication led to the death of the dog, a 1-year-old named Rollin.

The Humane Society says it has adopted new guidelines called "Rollin's Rules" to keep a similar incident from happening again.

The dog's death comes at the same time a Central Florida lawmaker introduced a bill that she says would save pets' lives.

State Sen. Dorothy Hukill, of Port Orange, says the bill would allow pets trapped in hot cars to be rescued without the rescuer being liable for damages done to vehicles.