Wal-Mart employee fired after reporting dog left in hot truck

Published: Thursday, July 11 2013 12:00 p.m. MDT

In this May 9, 2013 photo, a worker pushes shopping carts in front of a Walmart store in La Habra, Calif. A former Walmart employee says she was fired after callling 911 to report that a customer left a dog in a hot truck.

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"A former employee of Wal-mart in Kemptville, Ont., says she was fired for confronting a customer who left a dog in a truck on a hot day this week," according to CBC News reports

Carla Cheney told CBC News that she saw a man put a dog in his truck and roll up the window, leaving about an inch open. He then went inside.

"I said, 'Is this really happening? I'm going to give him about five or 10 minutes and then I'm going to call the police,’” Cheney told CBC.

After he didn't return in the allotted time frame, she dialed 911. An officer came and wrote down his license plate number and entered the store to look for him.

Editor's Note: The original version of this story posted on July 11, 2013, failed to properly follow our editorial policies. The story was shortened on Oct. 8, 2013, to fall within our editorial guidelines for aggregation.

Read more about how Carla Cheney got fired on CBC.ca.

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