One very vigilant cop from South Euclid, Ohio, recently saved a distressed dog that was left in a boiling hot car. The poor doggo was panting heavily when the officer reached him. He wouldn’t have survived if it wasn’t for the man’s immediate response.
At first, the cop didn’t pay much attention to the white fluffball who was sticking his head out the car’s window. It was only when he came closer that he came to realize that the doggo was all alone in the scorching hot car. Not wanting to jump to any conclusions, the officer looked up the license plate in an attempt to locate the owner and give him or her the chance to explain their actions.
In the meantime, the man extracted the dog from the boiling hot car and brought him to his air-conditioned police car. The tiny doggo was severely dehydrated and downed a bowl of water in seconds. It was clear that he wouldn’t have made it if it wasn’t for the alert officer. The officer stayed with the pooch for a good 20 minutes before his owner kindly showed up. The 62-year-old woman was dining at a nearby restaurant with her friends. For some reason, she thought that leaving the car window slightly open was enough to keep her doggo healthy and comfortable. According to AKC.org, the interior of a car can reach 100°F (38°c) when the weather is 70°F (21°c) outside. On that day the weather was 86°F (30°c), so it’s safe to assume that temperatures inside the car reached well over 120°F (~50°c).
The woman was charged with animal cruelty and hopefully learned her lesson. The rescue of the poor panting pooch was caught by the officer’s body cam. Watch it here:
Share this story to remind your friends never to leave their pets inside cars, especially now when the weather’s getting warmer every day.
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