This video was filmed on July 4 during a period of record heat waves sweeping the region. Sled dog advocate and filmmaker Fern Levitt was concerned about how the dogs were faring in these conditions — and after driving three hours to check up on them, her fears were confirmed.
“There had been warnings to keep our pets inside and if a dog was found in a parked car, the owner would be charged with animal cruelty,” Levitt told The Dodo. “Well, what about the sled dogs? It all seemed so hypocritical.”