The man who saved a puppy from a sweltering car at a baseball stadium last week won't be allowed to take him home.
Michael Warner's bid to keep the dog he pulled panting from a parked car was foiled by one devilish detail: The city where he lives enforces breed-specific legislation.
In other words, the puppy, being a pit bull type, isn't welcome in Independence, Missouri.
"We found out he lives in Independence, so the puppy could not be adopted to him, because pit bulls are not allowed in Independence," Tori Fugate of the KC Pet Project told the Kansas City Star.
On June 19, Warner and his friend Josh Lee were leaving a game at Kansas City's Kauffman Stadium early due to the heat - temperatures were around 90 degrees without a cloud in the sky.
But while exiting the stadium, they heard a dog whimpering from a parked car.