Police Break into Hot Car to Rescue Dog from Overheating

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The Roswell, Georgia Police Department was forced to break into a car that had a dog trapped inside.  No windows were left open, and the obviously overheating dog was found panting and barely able to move from the heat.  After the rescue, the police department posted a video of the dog and the rescue, hoping to raise awareness and send a warning to others that would do this.

The temperature outside on the day in question was around 95 degrees, putting in temperature inside the car well over 110 degrees.  This is way beyond hot enough to cause all sorts of health problems for the poor dog trapped inside.

Eyewitnesses to the rescue were saying that the police were saying the temperature in the car was around 150 degrees.  They were unable to locate the owner of the car in what they thought was a reasonable timeframe.  It was decided to break in and rescue the senior dog.

A garden hose provided some much needed water for the dog after he was removed from the car.  After cooling off a bit, and getting a good drink of water, the dog started to come around.  There is no suspected permanent damage done to the dog’s health.  It is believed that he will be just fine.

The owner of the vehicle was eventually located.  They were handed an appearance ticket for charges of animal cruelty.  The police department posted a video of the rescue to their Facebook page.  They want to drive home the point that leaving a dog in a hot car is dangerous, no matter the circumstances.  They are urging people to call 911 if they come across a similar situation.

26 thoughts on “Police Break into Hot Car to Rescue Dog from Overheating”

  1. So the idiots who do this sort of thing to animals, should just be locked in their cars and left with no water and no air for a few hours. Some morons need to learn by actual experience ..

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  2. When it is 90 outside my car will test between 95 and 160+ with all the windows up. 95+ on the floor in the back and 120+ on the driver and passenger seats. The wheel and dash in direct sunlight have tested over 160. Back seat is usually 98 and I have tinted back windows so it is pretty dark. The general ambient air temperature is 100+. No excuse for leaving a dog in a car without air circulation. My dogs are high heat tolerance African Basenjis but I won’t leave them in a hot car any longer than I would sit in it myself. Dogs are family and need to be protected at all times to the best of our ability. They count on us for everything. I have a laser temp tester in my car.

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  3. I AM SICK OF STUPID PEOPLE! IF YOU CAN’T BREATHE, NEITHER CAN YOUR F*CKING DOG!!!!!!!!!!! LET IT BE KNOWN IF I COME ACROSS YOUR DOG IN A CAR ON A HOT DAY, I WILL BREAK THE WINDOW MYSELF AND TAKE YOUR DOG.. WTF IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE!

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  4. the best punishment for people who do this would be to make them sit in the car, no ac, no cracked windows. Let them experiencr wjat the dog felt.

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