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July 29, 2016

Jobs shuffled amid investigation into Pa. K-9 hot car death

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K-9 death Pennsylvania Department of Corrections /Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

Totti died on July 7 after being left in a hot car by his handler.

A Pennsylvania K-9 handler’s job position has been changed amid an investigation into the death of a dog in his care.

According to a statement from the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, the drug sniffing K-9, named Totti, died July 7 after being left in the car for more than two hours by its handler, who hasn't been named.

An Associated Press report obtained by 69 News confirms the handler and his supervisor have since been moved to “non-canine” job positions within the department.

The investigation into the dog’s death is still ongoing, the report said. An online public petition to have the handler fired, which was created soon after the death was reported, has been signed by more than 150,000 supporters as of Friday.

Read more at 69 News.