Authorities in Florida have arrested a pet owner after a dog, tethered to a post for several hours, was found dead, according to officials. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office received a call on July 11 reporting the presence of a pit bull tied to a post outside in extreme summer heat. Deputies arrived at the Fort Myers home on Edison Avenue and discovered the deceased animal. Subsequently, they arrested 34-year-old Jade Green, the dog’s owner.

Detectives from the Animal Cruelty Task Force launched an investigation and discovered that the 5-year-old pit bull mix named Los had been tied up in the backyard without food, water, or shelter for an extended period of time, authorities revealed.

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A law enforcement officer, the dog

Lee County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 34-year-old Jade Green after her dog was found dead, tied to a post in her yard. (Lee County Sheriff’s Office)

“It sickens me that another defenseless animal was killed due to the incompetence of its owner,” said Sheriff Carmine Marceno in a statement. “We will always protect those that cannot protect themselves.”

According to Lee County deputies, the dog’s thermometer readings recorded a surface temperature of 104°F. The internal temperature was too high to be measured.

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