Lucky Dog "Max" Saved From Scorching Car Trunk

Max the poodle had a temperature of 105 degrees, police said.

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    A dog named Max was rescued from a trunk and his owner was arrested on animal cruelty charges in Fontana, police said. This is video of Max being treated after he was rescued. (Published Wednesday, Jul 23, 2014)

    A lucky dog named Max has a stranger to thank for saving him from a scorching car trunk Tuesday afternoon in Fontana, police said.

    The poodle was allegedly placed inside the 141 degree trunk by his owner around noon in the 8200 block of Sierra Avenue.

    A witness noticed Max being in set in the oven-like conditions and immediately called the Fontana Police Department.

    Police rescued Max from the back of his owner's car and administered a heat stroke triage to save his life.

    The poodle had a temperature of 105 degrees and showed signs of heat exhaustion, police said.

    Jose DeJesus Gonzalez, 60, Max's owner, was arrested on a felony animal cruelty charge, police said.

    Max was taken to the San Bernardino General Dog and Cat Hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

    The Fontana Police urged people to leave their pets at home when out shopping or running errands.

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