A dog named “Snickers” was turned over to the SPCA and its owner was turned over to the jail after Fresno police found the dog “hot” and “dehydrated” in a locked pickup Thursday.
Fresno police posted on their Facebook page that a caller alerted them to the small brown dog locked in a pickup in the area of Golden State and Jensen avenues, just east of Highway 99.
An officer got “Snickers” out of the pickup and into a patrol car where the dog was treated to air conditioning and water.
Police say the pickup was stolen out of Arizona, and the driver is an alleged Bulldog gang member. The driver was arrested on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle and shaved keys.
The owner of the dog was arrested on animal cruelty charges.