For many of us, summer means fresh air, sun, happiness and relaxation.
And summer should be a time of happiness not only for us, but for our pets as well.
But for many poor pups, summer means fear and even death, as they’re left all one in dangerously hot cars by their irresponsible owners.
Every year, dogs die needlessly from being left in hot cars by neglectful owners. It’s wholly preventable and completely tragic, and it’s unbelievable that people are still risking their pets’ lives in this way.
In Clearwater, Florida, police had to rescue an overheating dog who was spotted howling for help inside a locked car.
The police were called to the scene after staff at the Holiday Inn & Suites had heard the poor pup barking for its life.
They contacted the police who rushed to the scene and found the dog locked inside a dangerously hot car.
The police swiftly broke the car window and got the poor pup out.
They gave the pup some water to drink to rehydrate and helped the pup cool-down by patting it with cool water.
Animal Control arrived around 15 minutes after the pup had been rescued, and when they measured the temp of the car, the temp was at 94,6 degrees despite the car being left open.
While the pup was locked in the car, the windows were up and all doors were closed, and the police feel confident that the temp must have measured at least 100 degrees at that time.
The pup’s owners had allegedly gone to the beach after leaving the dog in the car. It seems like they thought that their day in the sun was more valuable than their poor pups life.
There’s no doubt that the police saved this poor pups life.
Overheating is incredibly dangerous and kills many dogs each year.
Leaving a dog locked in a hot car is animal abuse and absolutely despicable.
In a post on Facebook, the police stated that the matter had been “referred to the Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney’s Office for prosecution.”
It sounds like the neglectful owners will be punished and this sweet little pup won’t have to go through something this terrible ever again.
Online, people have been expressing their gratitude to the police officers, their love and compassion for the pup, and their disdain for the neglectful owners.