Every year, dog owners are warned not to leave their pets alone in hot vehicles. And every year, pet owners continue to make this irresponsible, and oftentimes deadly, mistake.
When police were called in to deal with this familiar scene in Clearwater, Florida, officers were horrified to find a dog barking and howling for help inside a locked car on a hot summer day.
It’s safe to say the temperature inside the vehicle while the dog was still in it was well over 100 degrees. Officers had to break a window to rescue the pup, who gratefully lapped up water from a kindly officer’s bottle. Officers also dabbed the dog with water in an effort to help him or her cool down.
The case has also been referred to the local prosecutor’s office, although its currently unclear whether or not charges will be filed. But the Internet remained incensed by the possibility that this innocent pup could possibly be returned to his or her owner.
Hopefully a wonderful family will adopt him or her.” Another person congratulated officers for their rescue, and also suggested that officers adopt this sweet pup themselves.
Please remember to never to leave your pets alone inside the car!