When it’s hot outside, it only takes minutes for a hot car to turn deadly. Most dog owners know that it’s dangerous to leave their dogs in locked cars, but it seems many don’t quite understand just how serious it is.
Just the other day, my human friend had to be taken to the hospital because she sat in her hot car for about 15 minutes waiting to pick someone up. When that person arrived, she was unconscious and was suffering from heat stroke!
For dogs it’s even worse. Dogs can’t sweat. They have heavy fur coats. The heat can severely damage or kill a dog very quickly.
In Boynton Beach, Florida, a concerned passerby found a pit bull locked in a hot car. They immediately called the police for help.
The Boynton Beach Police Department arrived on the scene and didn’t waste time looking for the dog’s owner. They didn’t have time for that. Instead they smashed the window to get the dog out.
An officer broke through the glass and reached inside the car to unlock the door. They got the dog out of the car, gave him some water, and an animal control officer took him to safety.
When the owner was found, police learned that he was on his way home from the dog park when he decided to run an errand. He thought he’d only be in the back for a few minutes.
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