The moment police officers broke a window to rescue a Shih Tzu from a hot car was captured on video.When the temperature reached 33°C on Monday, NET Tram employees heard him barking for help from inside the locked silver hatchback.They called the cops, who responded to a parking lot in Nottingham.
The police officer who opened the door can hear the small black dog panting loudly as he climbs over the shattered glass and into his arms.He was immediately taken into some nearby shade, where cops were able to calm the animal and administer some water from a bottle.The animal was then transported under blue light to a nearby veterinary facility, where a dangerously high temperature of 39.1°C was discovered.
According to PC Jamie Martin, the dog would not have survived if NET Nottingham Tram employees had not raised the alarm.Many people believe that leaving their dog in the car with the windows open is acceptable on a hot day.
This episode, however, clearly demonstrates that this is not the case.Simply put, never leave your dog alone in a car on a hot day.Although leaving a dog in a hot car is not against the law, the officer stated that owners are primarily responsible for their pet’s health and welfare.
He cautioned that owners may face charges of animal cruelty and a possible prison sentence if a dog got sick or died in the back of a hot automobile.Even when it doesn’t feel that warm outside, cars may get as hot as an oven, according to the RSPCA.According to an RSPCA spokeswoman, the message that dogs die in hot cars needs to be communicated more widely than ever.Many people believe that leaving their pets alone for a short period of time is acceptable; however, even a short period of time can be excessive.
“Temperatures can quickly rise to dangerous levels, putting canines in grave danger.”
“If they see a dog in distress in a hot car, they should call 999.”It’s encouraging to see police departments like Nottinghamshire Police and others in England and Wales step in when dogs need help in potentially dangerous situations.