KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As temperatures continue to rise the Kansas City Royals want to keep fans safe, even those with four legs.
The team has a rule that no pets are allowed at the complex. It’s a protocol that's been in place for years, but now it's on the website.
The update is in response to an incident that happened in the parking lot on Sunday. Two fans left the game because of the heat. As they were walking to their car they heard whimpering coming from another car with the window cracked.
The fans forced the window open and rescued a 3-month old pit bull mix. They turned the dog over to a Royal’s official who turned it over to KC Pet Project.
Police were not involved in the rescue but moving forward officers will be included so they can document the situation.
"It was as I would describe it both a common sense and this is the way we operate here at the ballpark protocol to send them home if we found an animal that is not a service dog," Toby Cook with the Royals said. "Now we've this week decided that we're going to put it on our website to tell people what we thought was pretty obvious, which was don't bring a dog and leave that dog in the car on a hot day here at the ballpark."
The puppy has been with KC Pet Project since Monday. The shelter will determine who adopts the puppy if it goes up for adoption.