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Cops Pull Squealing Puppy's Tiny Body from Hot Car Moments Before It's Too Late

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By now, it’s no secret that leaving pets and children inside of a car in hot weather is extremely dangerous.

When the summer temperatures begin to rise, being locked inside of a hot car can go from dangerous to tragic in a matter of minutes.

According to PETA, animals can suffer brain damage or even death caused by heatstroke in just 15 minutes.

So even leaving them in hot cars for “just a second” while running an errand or going into a gas station can have deadly consequences.



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That’s why when Florida police deputies received a call about a distressed puppy locked inside a hot car, they knew they needed to act fast.

Around 1 p.m., Deputy Sheriff Matheny and Deputy Sheriff Trainee Waters raced to the Sears parking lot where a worried shopper noticed the little pup panicking inside.

The temperature outside was 92 degrees, meaning the temperature inside the car could have been higher than 109 degrees if the animal was inside for less 20 minutes.

After failing to locate the owner of the car, the deputies did the only thing they could to free the squealing puppy. They broke the driver side window and pulled it to safety.

Deputy Waters gave the little dog water before putting it inside the air-conditioned patrol car while they waited for animal control to arrive.

The owner of the car and puppy was later located and arrested, and animal control took custody of the animal.



Thankfully, police reported that the puppy was okay.

But this story serves as an important reminder that a hot car is no place to leave a defenseless animal or child.

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Whether it’s for just a few minutes or a few hours, just don’t do it — it isn’t worth the risk.

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Liz was a senior story editor for The Western Journal.
Liz was a senior story editor for The Western Journal.
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