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. ANYONE LEAVING AN ANIMAL OR CHILD. IN A CAR SHOULD BE TIED UP INSIDE THE CAR, WINDOWS ROLLED-UP IN HOT WEATHER UNTIL THEY ARE CLOSE TO PASSING OUT. THEN FINED $5, 000 AND 6 MONTHS IN JAIL. CAN NEVER HAVE ANOTHER PET FOR LIFE.

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  2. anyone harming animals deserves harsh punishment. These poor creatures depend on their owners to love them and do what is right. I wish I had a place to take all abused animals, unwanted, old, doesn’t matter. They deserve so much more.

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    • I love this idea and will put one in my car right now. I have just the perfect mallet to use on the window and the owner!!

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  3. What the hell is wrong with people.it’s a shame u can’t put people away for stupidity.
    Way to GI officers

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  4. Whenever you find a dog or child in a car with no windows open, by all means lock the owner or parent in that hot ass car and see what they are going through and the don’t deserve a dog or a child, it makes me so mad.

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  5. Wish they’d showed the police breaking the window too – to show the cruel people what will happen as a result of their actions…in addition the the animal cruelty charge.

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  6. Thank God for the Roswell police department. To many times, people will wait to long to do what they know is the right thing, and then the animal dies. Because they are afraid of what could happen to them for doing the right thing! I hope the dog goes to a nice home, where this day will just be a bad memory. Keep up the great work, Roswell Police. God Bless You and Keep you safe.

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