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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Construction workers try to rescue a dog tied in the sun Thursday behind a Northwest Albany apartment, with no shade or water.

The one to three year old male lab mix was dead when animal control officers arrived. Officers said it appears the dog died of heat stroke.

Construction workers building a duplex next door saw the dog suffering, his rope tightly wound around a stake in the back yard so that he could not move, and went to help him.

Tom said "He was out there heat stressed and he was begging. I'm gonna tell you the truth, I started crying. It broke my heart. The only thing I could do for him in his last minutes was give him a little bit of water, get him in the shade, and there he died."

The construction workers tell us that Officers questioned the woman who lives at the house, but Police say they have not filed any criminal charges in the animal death.

Vets remind you that the heat can be deadly for pets, and dogs especially need lots of fresh water to help them stay cool in the near 100 degree temperatures.

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