When a passerby spotted a dog left inside of a vehicle on a hot day, they called the local police for help. Soon after the officer responded, they found another dog in the same parking lot shut inside of another vehicle. Dogs should never, ever, be left in a vehicle when it’s hot out. You might not realize it, but it only takes a matter of minutes for the inside of a car to reach over 100 degrees.
In this YouTube video, Officer Lisa Holland states:
“We arrived out there to the scene and saw the dog appeared to be in distress, panting heavily in the back seat.”
It was 97 degrees outside, but when the officer took the temperature of the car, it was 150 degrees! Even in 78-degree weather it only takes minutes for a dog to die in a car that can easily heat up to deadly temperatures.
The offenders, in this case, were both charged with animal cruelty. If you see an animal trapped in a hot car, call 911 immediately.