Dog Rescued from Car in Mall's Hot Parking Lot

A dog was rescued from a hot car Wednesday afternoon at a mall parking lot, as temperatures crept above 90 degrees outside.

A car parked in the Arden Fair Mall lot before 1 p.m. Security became aware of a dog inside the car about an hour later.

They got the dog out, and are giving it some water in the shade. The dog's owners returned around 90 later.

Security officials say the owner did leave water and food for the dog inside the car.

"His intentions were good. He had water, he had food, windows down," said Steve Reed, head of security at the mall. "But it still overheats and it's accentuated when you put a fur coat on. At 110 degrees in 10 minutes, a dog can have heat stroke."

FOX40 learned that the daughter in the family just moved to the area and everyone else is from out of town. None of them were aware of the city ordinances that prohibit leaving an animal in a car.

Mall security say this is the fifth animal rescue of this kind this year in the mall parking lot.